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What I Was Looking for Was Green

Bloodless categories, narrow notions of the visible and the empirical, professional standards of indifference, institutional rules of distance and control, barely speakable fears of...

Mr. Nobody

Here’s a wonderful, beguiling bit of text. I discovered it in the basement of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, where I...

Mare’s Hair

Note: Spoilers for Mare of Easttown and also The Holiday Here’s an important and (as far as I can yet tell) unaddressed question for Mare of...

Texts From Dr. Cristina Yang

I hear a knock, then a sharp whistle. The whistle will be followed by a noise I have no words for, a sound so...

On Colonoscopies and Community: A Pandemic Essay

American butts are exceptional. They must be. It should be no surprise that during a national health emergency, we look so far inside ourselves,...

What’s Dark about Dark Academia

One of my favorite posts on Tumblr, now a halfway defunct social blogging platform, restages with gorgeous brevity and absurdity one of the most...