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Politics
The other dead people, compared to me, don’t deserve mourning or a wake; that’s what my family and friends think when they arrive and snoop around the rest of the funeral home.
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Writing Nearby
Cathy Park Hong’s essay collection Minor Feelings presents a fraught and considerate attempt to say what it means to be Asian American today.
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Alice Knott
Even more inexplicable than what they had or hadn’t taken, at least to Alice, was what they’d left behind.
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Garth Greenwell: Incredibly Vulnerable Beings
When I first read Garth Greenwell’s novel-in-stories Cleanness, I did not know that I was about to endure three months without human contact. Our interview took place over the phone, as nearly all my conversations do now. Even at a distance, Greenwel
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Scott Pilgrim’s Hat
In quarantine, as men bereft of the services of barbers took to wearing hats indoors, they were adopting a long practice of mine.
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The Bloody Unicorn
In late February, when public places were still open and it might have been considered not just reasonable but admirable to take two young children to a cultural institution, I brought mine to the Cloisters, a gothic building high on a hill in Upper
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Compton’s Cafeteria, 1966
Technically, it began with a single cup of coffee thrown in a policeman’s face. But as with almost all riots, the one at Compton’s Cafeteria centered less on a particular moment than the years of abuses that led to it. There are no reports of the tem
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Megha Majumdar: What Will You Surrender?
The novelist discusses the politics of silence, questioning your idols, and the accumulation of shame.
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Blue Ticket
Girlhood was gone. Girlhood was over and dead for us all. We didn’t miss it. In its place, anything could happen.
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The Art of Stillness
The first time I saw a mammogram of mine, I was stunned by the beauty of the image—just as I had been enthralled by sketches of my own body.
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Growing Up Sansei in LA
As we moved through different neighborhoods, my family stayed in a Japanese American bubble.
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Wedding Hat
It was beautiful, to be sure, it just wasn’t what I imagined. I felt like my hat was crying.
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Fashion in Isolation
Considering the sentimental, contradictory, and inescapable relationships we have with what we wear.
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Hand-Knit Sweater
This essay is part of Fashion in Isolation, a special issue on the intimate, contradictory, and ultimately inescapable relationship we have to what we wear. Winter evening. Six-year-old me did my homework at the dinner table; my grandmother sat next
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Protest Wear
Soft fabric shoes plus a large crowd equaled a big mistake. They were ruined by the end of the day.
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Fishnets
This essay is part of Fashion in Isolation, a special issue on the intimate, contradictory, and ultimately inescapable relationship we have to what we wear. When I left Jamaica at five years old, the fashion my mother laid out for my older brother an
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Striped Shirt
This essay is part of Fashion in Isolation, a special issue on the intimate, contradictory, and ultimately inescapable relationship we have to what we wear. For a while, the first three Google image results for my name were photos of me in the same s
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Unitard
This essay is part of Fashion in Isolation, a special issue on the intimate, contradictory, and ultimately inescapable relationship we have to what we wear. I bought my unitard online at a time when I was broke and shouldn’t have been buying anything
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T-Shirt
This essay is part of Fashion in Isolation, a special issue on the intimate, contradictory, and ultimately inescapable relationship we have to what we wear. I’ve had only three semi-presentable shirts to wear throughout the quarantine: a white v-neck
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Shiny Black Boots
This essay is part of Fashion in Isolation, a special issue on the intimate, contradictory, and ultimately inescapable relationship we have to what we wear. I don’t have a favorite article of clothing. Having a favorite anything is for kids, if you a
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Cotton Skirt
This essay is part of Fashion in Isolation, a special issue on the intimate, contradictory, and ultimately inescapable relationship we have to what we wear. A close friend once euphemistically described my relationship to fashion thusly: “It just isn
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Aligogoro
It’s the intricately hand-woven type, in purple, with generous gold accents to match her lace.
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Green Pants
The pants were so extraordinarily bad that they transcended to a new category, becoming, in the process, a wardrobe staple.
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Vintage Drop-Waist Dress
This essay is part of Fashion in Isolation, a special issue on the intimate, contradictory, and ultimately inescapable relationship we have to what we wear. When I was a teenager, the term “vintage clothing” did not exist. No one in their right mind
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All-Black Everything
The leisurewear was an attempt to subvert the nothingness by disappearing into it before it arrived.
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Miscellaneous Files From Racial Justice Activists Around the World
Sylvana Simons, Rosebell Kagumire, and Amanda Adé use their tweets, screenshots, and Instagram videos to discuss how a time of momentous change has transformed their work.
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Miscellaneous Files From Racial Justice Activists in the US
Cat Brooks and Eric Ward use screenshots of Zoom-meetings, resource manuals, and policy proposals to discuss how this time of momentous change has transformed their activism.
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The Loneliest City
Laura Aguilar’s Southern California photography reveals the intimacy and the isolation that have always been part of the fabric of Los Angeles.
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In The Dead Of Night
It must have been late February when the ants first arrived, though I can’t be sure. They slipped into our house the way ants always do: silently, easily, without notice. Even after I caught sight of a few—a pair perched on the lip of the sink one mo
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Ira Shor: Liberating Education
"They’re on strike against an institution which has subordinated them, underestimated them, and undereducated them."
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