Phoebe Bridgers Wrote “Moon Song” About Jed Bartlet and Leo McGarry from The West Wing

I have cried frequently to the music of Phoebe Bridgers. Whether silently weeping to “Demi Moore,” or scream-sobbing along to “Motion Sickness,” Phoebe Bridgers makes me deliriously emotional. Needless to say, I loved Bridgers’ transcendent new album, Punisher, which seamlessly balances lyrical authenticity with extraordinary guitar work. I’ve listened to it all the way through … Continue reading Phoebe Bridgers Wrote “Moon Song” About Jed Bartlet and Leo McGarry from The West Wing

Stars, Stripes, and “Salaam, RuPaul Joon!”: A Niche Interview with Jackie Cox

Though the Drag Race will crown its Season 12 champion in a Zoomed finale tomorrow night, the real winner, in my heart, will be Jackie Cox. The self-professed Persian Princess of Drag, Cox didn't just bring fabulous looks to the runway every week and assassinate her lip sync competition -- she unapologetically, thoughtfully brought her culture … Continue reading Stars, Stripes, and “Salaam, RuPaul Joon!”: A Niche Interview with Jackie Cox

I Learned to Love Reading Again While Quarantined (And So Can You, with These Eight Easy Steps!)

I was once a child who spent several hours a day curled up in a chair tearing through books from start to finish. I checked stacks taller than I was out of the library at a time, and almost always finished them all. But like many once-avid readers, when I hit high school, the demands … Continue reading I Learned to Love Reading Again While Quarantined (And So Can You, with These Eight Easy Steps!)

Three Things My Sourdough Starter Taught Me About My Attachment Style

If you asked me three months ago, in a pre-quarantine life, what my coping strategies would look like come the quasi-apocalypse, I would have lied so hard. “If this is really and truly it,” I joked in the blessed early days, “I’m shaving my head, getting approximately one million stick-and-poke tattoos, and riding a motorcycle … Continue reading Three Things My Sourdough Starter Taught Me About My Attachment Style

That One Jenny Holzer Truism About Dreams But It’s Now About My Own Weird Quarantine Dreams

In a dream you saw a way to give birth to a premature baby on an airplane, and after a harrowing, hours-long labour, during which it looked at many times like the baby might not survive, you finally named the healthy newborn Ronan Farrow, and you were full of joy. In a dream you saw … Continue reading That One Jenny Holzer Truism About Dreams But It’s Now About My Own Weird Quarantine Dreams