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DIY Whiteness in the Age of Apocalypse

There’s a shot in John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place that’s too, too lovely. In it, Emily Blunt appears with hair in a messy braid,...

Scooby Doo In the Museum

The very first episode of Scooby Doo, Where Are You?, which aired in 1969, is set in an impossible museum. Scooby and the mystery-solving...

Half a Person

“Sixteen clumsy and shy.” Though I have always loved The Smiths’ great song of queer teenaged heartache “Half a Person,” it has never spoken...

Year of the Nosebleed

No sooner had I put on my new sweater — a Christmas gift from my parents — than I started bleeding all over it....

Being “The One” in the Age of the Phallus

Are we living in the age of the phallus? From Trump’s ever expanding phallic gestures to the number of cocks that came out of...

OH HELL YEAH BABY, LE CHAUFFEUR

David Hollingshead: Hi Jane! I’m sorry to leave you in the lurch at the eleventh hour but unfortunately I will not be participating in...