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.
Topics include the Albuquerque police department, Mary Gaitksill, 50 Shades of Grey, how San Francisco looks in “Looking,” Sweden, a letter from a death row inmate and more!
The National review on its own racism, queering makeup, The John Wayne Gacy Files, defending awful humans in court, Casey Kasem, Broad City and more!
Topics include a childhood on codeine, Marsha Mehran, Fruitvale, prison labor, a face transplant, The Mission in San Francisco and moar!
Topics include Nicholas Sparks, the day she left her son in the car, The Dead Dad Club, IKEA, Pam & Tommy and moar!
Topics include diabetes, college parties, Selma, the Kimani Ffriend case, independent living, “Toxic Twitter” and more!
Topics include Jay from the Adnan Syed case, Radio Shack, The Doodler Murders, Sex after pregnancy, “Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?” and Dorothy Allison on “A Question of Class.”
I’ve written 160 weekly roundups of the best longform on the web which means I’ve got a pretty solid grip on this topic.