Clothes are an evolving expression of the selves we want the world to see—that’s what makes them so powerful. But, as women, it’s worth asking: who are we wearing them for?
Where I grew up, feminine boys were cautionary tales. I couldn’t explore my identity and remain a model queer boy, a boy who fits in.
The author of A Word for Love on Syria, how we reveal ourselves through language, and love as a place of tension.
In her original incarnation, the only female Smurf reminds me of all the assumptions I’ve had to navigate about my sexuality and sense of self as a Jewish woman.
On the afterlife of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, what makes a show resonate for two decades, and why we re-watch television.
From public testimonies of grief to video game dispatches from the funeral industry, the way we think about death is changing.
No other producer did for Columbia Pictures what Virginia Van Upp, one of Hollywood’s first female executives, did in the 1940s. So why did her influence slowly fade away?
The Victorian supernatural was a transparent manifestation of the period’s constant dialogue with death and dying.
I don’t know where or when I learned that I needed to curb any narcissistic tendency I might feel, even in grieving, but I most certainly caught on quick.
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