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Bodies and Minds

Hands Up

An embodied meme, or a bodily metaphor redoubled: what goes viral is always already rooted in our sense of shared—but decidedly unequal—vulnerability. If this is...

The Broken-Bodied Girls

Watching horror films as a child was primarily an exercise in witnessing the injured perpetuate more injuries. Freddy Krueger’s body is a giant burn...

Bound and Unbounded

The work of fiber artist Judith Scott beckons us to touch.  Sized to the proportions of the human body, her intricately wrapped bundles suggest...

Destiny’s Julia Child

Editor's Note: this essay was scheduled prior to the announcement of the Ferguson Grand Jury's decision. We have decided to publish it as scheduled,...

To What End, the Brain Fart?

Recently, I showed my grandma some highlights from Amanda Bynes’s notorious twitter activity last year, to which she responded: “Why should I care about...

Fall Classic

I love watching a city watching a game. My city, the city I’ve adopted as my own, had a team in the World Series this...