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Theses on Hating

Hating is underloved. It loses out to the more presentable avidities: desire, eagerness, delight. To be a hater is to be a joyless troll....

Essays that we, as ladies of early middle age, would like to see written*

  “Witty Meeting Comebacks that Indicate Your Displeasure While Concealing the (Professionally Discrediting) Whirling Dervish of Your Rage” "Throwing Money at Problems: A Justification" “Is This Sex...

Come on, compadre. Come on!

There is absolutely nothing about Point Break that is not wonderful.  Even the bad parts (there are no bad parts).  You can watch this movie...

Silly Theory

Some years ago, I found myself at 24-hour vegetarian diner in a California college town, breakfasting with a dear friend.  We had ordered coffee,...

Love in the Ruins: or, Should I Go To Grad School?

On a late-spring day sometime in the mid-90s, I found myself sitting with a friend on a stone bench overlooking a prospect of conventional,...

Top Seven Ladies Who Could Have Used Obamacare’s Birth Control Mandate

Here’s a thing about my students: they cannot imagine a world without birth control. Or rather, it does not occur to them that a...