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In Praise of Dog Books

Last March, when the world went into quarantine, I began losing weight and reading about dogs. My partner, meanwhile, made sourdough, Caesar salad, and...

Charlotte Brontë’s OCD

The year I was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder was the same year I discovered Charlotte Brontë’s novel, Villette. Lucy’s story is, like mine,...

Reading With Sam See

“To accept the ways in which one is lost is to be found and not found.” — Muñoz, Cruising 73. “I’m building the / archive...

The Prescience of Octavia Butler’s Kindred

Since the 2016 election of Donald Trump, acknowledgments of Octavia E. Butler’s prescience have become more routine. With its stark picture of citizens desperate...

Jane Austen Was Not Fucking Around about Home School

This fall, white America is in the throes of (yet another, but hopefully broader) awakening to its own history and present of white supremacist...

Moby Dick and Breastfeeding

Moby Dick, that magnum opus of American literature, famously contains no women. (They are in the background but not part of the action). But...