Topics include emotional nakedness, Scores, douchebag T-Shirts, abusive relationships, remembering a murdered sister, Haruki Murakami’s birthday, Pembroke, Jonathan Franzen and more!
I could’ve picked 200 but I just picked 20.
This should keep your brain busy for quite some time.
Topics include the questionable existence of a dog-free floor at Amazon, Galway Kinnell, “a black woman walks into a gun show,” the National Association of Professional Women scam, TripAdvisor, The Pleasant Company story and so much more!
This is an especially good installment! Topics include disruptive activism, not writing, pandering to men, gentrification, Hillary Clinton’s relationship with black voters, church sex abuse and more.
Topics include private policing in Detroit, The Hunger Games, AirBnB, the Troubled Teen boot camp, women’s prison, Zola’s true story, being a guest star on “Friends” and moar!
Topics include the battle for the soul of Oakland, getting rid of tipping, the sex lives of college students, Terence Trent D’Arby, dying alone, the thirst of California and Ryan Murphy.
Topics include not having children, Nicki Minaj, the black family in the age of mass incarceration, Bernie Sanders, Ina Garten, the Tonys, a gay commune and more!
Topics include working at Disney, the real lives of Sugar Daddies, Michael Derrick Hudson in context, the ghost town of Bodie, Live Aid, an essay that made me cry and so much more!
Topics include porn stars, the murder of an unarmed homeless black man, The Runaways, Ta-Nehisi Coates, brand-led fake holidays and DigiTour.
Topics include lithium, a terrible cult, Taylor Swift, immigrant detention, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ letter to his son, LGBT Pride and The Awl.
Topics include queer mamas and donor sperm, suicide in Palo Alto, Mary Gaitskill and men, orthodontics, black feminism, Baltimore and moar!
Topics include indoor malls, therapy, queer identity (well it’s more complicated than that — you’ll see), Judy Blume, domestic abuse in South Carolina and more.
Topics include Dominique Moceanu, crowdfunding, recording our lives on social media, illness and diagnosis in comics, fan fiction, murder, the end of “bohemian” San Francisco and so much more!
Topics include The Bachelor, supermax prisons, Robert Durst’s futon, Brittney Spears, being a black cop, working at Hardee’s, Comcast, murder, Flawless and moar!
Topics include Detroit, Robert Durst, homelessness in San Francisco, lesbians falsely imprisoned on sex abuse charges, Joan Didion and more!
Topics include race in Silicon Valley, Ophelia, the Famous Writers School, The Jinx and Serial, the beginnings of the North American slave trade and more!
Topics include same-sex adoption, the 50 Shades movie, Keurig cups, the Ferguson Police Department, Susan Berman, the missing Malaysia Airlines flight and moar!
Topics include this business of art, tupperware, David Carr, The New York Times, Miranda July, for-profit foster care, arson science and moar!
Topics include showbiz seniors, independent Black American film-making, genetic sexual attraction, prostitution in Germany and so much more! Also an essay by the late David Carr.