Topics include your Grandma’s couch, credit card points, SoulCycle, Yoga With Adriene, Fran Lebowitz, the year in self-improvement, filicide, how unhoused teens are coping in locked-down New York and so much more!
Personal icons from Greta Garbo to Jenny Lewis: how we come by them, fall in love with them, and want to be like them. Who’s to say whether we’re really falling in love with them or with ourselves? Who’s to say whether we want to be them or be with them?
Topics include Geocities, e-books, the politics of mental health, podcast passivity, Mount Everest’s social climber, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, filming/staging sex scenes and more!
Topics include my favorite TV show Are You The One?, crossword puzzles, air conditioning, an online public meltdown, dooce, swimming, How Things Are at Deadspin, pregnancy, Bumble and so much more!
Topics include the consolations of the mask, who the actual “founding fathers” are, the unexpected perils of asynchronous communication, a romantic investment in bohemia, company culture as per a crisis inside Google and the tyranny of structurelessness and many other concepts of interest to me and maybe also to you!
Topics include the uncanny valley of online dating, the explosion of streaming TV, white privilege, weddings, the influencers of Byron Bay, Buffalo Wild Wings as a secret gay bar, BDSM and so much more!
In a post “love-wins” America, we’ve circled back to the underlying legal thinking of the 1950s. In the late 2010s and especially under Trump, gender and gender conformity are back under the legal microscope in a move that targets the gender nonconformity fundamental to aspects of gay identity for many, and also increasingly and dangerously, trans people.
Topics include Christian films, NXivm, Caitlyn Jenner, Sesame Street, blood stain pattern analysis, XXXTentacion, The Real World, con-artist Anna Delvey, plus-size clothing and so much more!
Topics include The Olive Garden, Harvey Weinstein, domestic violence, Kink.com, Dirty John the con artist, an immersive Casper mattress experience, essential oils and more!