18 posts tagged with essay.
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The Unfathomable Stupidity of Rich White Men
Hi, everyone. I've written a number of pieces for DailyKos that I've been proud of and that have been well-received, but this is the first time I've posted one to Projects. It really seems to have struck a nerve with readers, and I'm both curious about whether MeFites agree with the premise -- that we are witnessing a long-overdue mass revolt against a corrupt and racist plutocracy -- and eager to see it continue to find an audience, as I genuinely feel it is generating positive energy and enthusiasm for change. Thanks!
The Drag Kings of Taipei
I wrote a thing for Autostraddle about being a diaspora kid and doing drag and how sometimes they feel the same!
A (Not So) Quick & Dirty Queer Reflection on Marie Kondo
Earlier this year, I wrote a raw liveblog-esque analysis of Marie Kondo's first book The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up from a queer perspective. It was edited by Tove (from the original Google Doc), but it took me months to finally publish their edits. Here is the updated and edited version!
The Valley of Never
A personal essay on the frustrations and promise of Jean M. Auel's The Valley of Horses and Earth's Children series.
How to Be Anxious
A longform user's guide to anxiety.
KOOPAISM IS CAPITALISM
On the 25th anniversary of the Super Mario Bros. Movie we have to look at how it anticpaited 2018 with a rule by a narcissistic idiot with werid hair and ongoing ecological collapse.
An elegy for Odeon Panton Street
One of the last flea pit movie theatres in London is being re-opened in a Luxe version. Maybe no one else will miss it, but I wanted to say goodbye to Odeon Panton Street.
The Meaning of Life
This is part of an ongoing project called the (e) book of love. I was wondering what MeFites thought of it. Previously, someone called it "pious gibberish", which I sort of liked, that impression. It's a long-ish read, be warned. If you can't get past the first few paragraphs, let me know why that would be. Peace be with you.
To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the collaborative Living Shakespeare project presents essays on Shakespeare's works by prominent global figures, accompanied by short films featuring the writers co-produced by BBC World TV. [more inside]
Making a PBJ in 2016
I Butchered a Pig
I butchered a pig this weekend, and decided to write about the process. [more inside]
What I Learned From One Month Of Not Eating Raw Chicken
A personal essay that I hope resonates with a lot of people.
A Field Guide To The True American Diner
I wrote this for The Awl. It is about diners and how to sort them.
Living with our backs to the future
It's my first piece for the NYTimes! A Riff essay on how the past's view of the future impacts how we live in the present. Plus DeLoreans.
Trudy Campbell Is A KGB Spy
A careful read of the early seasons of Mad Men reveals a hidden truth: Housewife Trudy Campbell is a secret KGB agent working to undermine the West.
We Think He Might Be a Boy: Raising a Transgender Child
You may recognize me from my many comments in trans-related MetaFilter threads as both the partner and the parent of transgendered people. I was recently asked to contribute an essay about my five-year-old son's gender history to Friends Journal, a national Quaker magazine. Here it is!
Sharing 35 Poems (and One Essay)
In the process of redesigning my website, I decided to take the plunge and formatted 35 of my poems - making them available in a variety of formats: PDF, HTML, TXT and DOC. There's even a ZIP file that contains every format. All of the poems are released under a CC BY-NC license. [more inside]
How Are You Not Dead?
The Grim Reaper his own bad self apparently keeps looking me right in the eye, but keeps saying, “Not now, dude.” A budding collection of unusual essays.