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what u need to know about folklore

Everybody calm down. She’s great, she’s a manipulative genius. This is an objectively great album—not perfect, but very good, a good event in my...

Let Them Eat Cake

It started on July 8, 2020 with a video posted by Buzzfeed’s food and cooking channel Tasty, captioned “These Are All Cakes.” The video...

SVU and the Problem of Justice

Consider this fantasy of justice: a man defends his choice to marry and impregnate his thirteen-year-old stepdaughter, and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit’s...

Who Influences the Influencers? On SARK and Sarah Ban Breathnach’s Lite Feminism

We all know about GOOP. The dangers of jade yoni eggs, the cashmere joggers in a saved Chrome tab, the wildly popular Gwyneth profile...

Rating Noel Fielding’s Great British Fashion

(Warning: Spoiler's for Noel Fielding's Outfits on Season Ten of The Great British Bake Off) This season of GBBO reached Henry James-level subtlety in its explorations of...

Of Monsters and Men

(Spoilers for Season Three of Stranger Things) In these days of late capitalism, Halloween has largely been emptied of its original significance, its marking of...