Longreads

Concerning the Many Legends of the Cyclone Named Jack Trice

He was a hero, a man who broke a barrier, but everything that’s happened since he died has way more to do with us than him.

Water or Sky?

This wasn’t the first time I had become obsessed with drowning.

Paper Faces on Parade

Sanctioning the buffoonery of Joel Schumacher.

Perverts Like Us

There was a creative storytelling aspect to sex, and a form of intimacy we didn’t share with boys.

Mommy Queerest

Mom wasn’t interested in being the type of mother—or wife—who put her own life on the back burner

Get Fat, Don’t Die

Beowulf Thorne’s cooking column for people with AIDS claimed the right to pleasure, but in each recipe was embedded an urgent appeal.

Where Are You From?

Race-based data has been collected in North America as far back as 1790. But what happens if you don’t fit the categories society is trying to nudge you into?

I Press Execute

Kate Bush invented the internet?

The Poetic Embassy

What happened when four poets from Franco’s Spain took their show on the road.

The Game Inside the Game

The NBA halftime show is a kind of Trojan horse—a secret, strange venue for performance art, hidden at the centre of one of our most mainstream entertainment juggernauts.