Society

Best Sisters

The way we describe ability and care has changed over the centuries, but my relationship with Kiddo doesn’t need to be defined.

Southern Golems

When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, it threatened to wash away a major part of the American South’s Jewish history—a tough notion to sustain and preserve even in the best of times.

The Loneliest Job in Cinema: On Film’s Friendless Female Sex Workers

One doesn’t have to look hard to find disheartening and downright offensive portrayals of sex workers on screen, but the conspicuous absence of friends feels particularly cruel.

The Disappearing Act

As I’ve been continually erased by men, I’ve grown obsessed with remembering the women history forgot. 

Confessions of a Sexual Skeptic

Has sex positivity become alienating?

Fear and Trembling in Las Vegas

A week with the street preachers of Sin City.

Know Your History, Know Your Greatness

In Canadian schools, Black history is too often left off the curriculum. Small heritage sites are trying, despite the odds, to ensure the next generation hears these stories.

Which Foot Do You Kick With?

For me and everyone else, football in Belfast is coded, but this year, I felt comfortable cheering for both Irish teams. The politics of Brexit, however, has no room for between-ness. 

Hunger Makes Me

A man’s appetite can be hearty, but a woman with an appetite—for food, for sex, for simple attention—is always voracious: she always overreaches, because it is not supposed to exist.

My Wine Accumulation

As much as I appreciate wine and like to drink it, I’m not building a monument to good taste—it’s a library of possibility.