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An Aspie Man’s Guide to Surviving Ladies Night

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Every time we’ve passed this shop, regardless of direction, this particular rockabilly is stepping out for a smoke. The rockabillies are calming. Their vintage etiquette is so precisely mannered that I know I can rely on them for consistency.

American Apparel
On February 25, 2021

Framing Britney Spears Deepened My Desire for Justin Timberlake to Eat a Bag of Dicks

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No daughter should live in terror of her dad and prolonged fear of a caregiver, especially a masculine one, indicates that someone may be experiencing coercive control, an ongoing form of gendered oppression characterized by a combination of conditions which are documented by Framing Britney Spears.

Jamie and Britney Spears
On February 11, 2021

The Dangers, and Pleasures, of Smoking in Bed

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Mariana Enriquez’s The Dangers of Smoking in Bed joins the ranks of magic realism's finest short story writers with a group of off-kilter tales enlivened by captivating unease.

Smoking in Bed cover
On February 4, 2021

Fucking, and Not Fucking, in the Time of Coronavirus

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Sex in the time of coronavirus: A gay man reflects on the dangers of touch past and the dangers of touch present.

two men holding hands
On January 29, 2021

Don’t Call Me Resilient

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Using the word "brave" exalts certain traumatized people as heroic and casts others as failures. All victims of assault deserve to have their experiences dignified with validation, not just those who earn it through "bravery."

AOC / instagram live
On January 14, 2021

féi hernandez – Con Y Del Corazón

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féi hernandez writes poetry con y del corazón. Their new collection, Hood Criatura, tells emotionally intimate stories crafted in imagistic Spanglish.

Féi Hernandez
On January 7, 2021

Sylvie’s Love is Pretty as a Picture

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Sylvie's Love relegates whiteness to its rightful place: This isn't Harlem gentrified by our concepts of unity twenty years into the 21st century.

Sylvies Love
On January 5, 2021

Hilaria Baldwin & the Perverse Myth of Reverse Body-Shaming

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Eating while beautiful isn't heroic. Neither is rubbing glitter into your butt's stretchmarks: Myriam Gurba on the weaponization of body positivity by Hilaria Baldwin and others.

Hilaria Baldwin - Shutterstock
On December 31, 2020

The Owners of the Hattiesburg Pocket Museum in Mississippi Don’t Want You to Find it

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Curious wanderers exploring downtown Hattiesburg, in Mississippi, beware: the smallest museum in the state—perhaps, in the country—is hiding in plain sight.

Hattiesberg Pocket Museum
On December 29, 2020

Stocking Stuffer

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My hot girlfriend in a stolen bikini on Hollywood Blvd, and other Christmas favorites: a series of Christmas photos from Geoff Cordner and Myriam Gurba

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On December 25, 2020