essays

 

19th-century bedfellows, romantic friendship, Tennessee heartache

Oxford American

 

 

RuPaul, mens athleisurewear, eternal queer boyhood

Tin House

 

 

Grindr, Buffalo Wild Wings, playing masc

Eater

 

 

Big Brother auditions, villainy, gay self-hate

Longreads

 

 

West Hollywood, diva pop, belated coming-of-age

Topic

 

 

New England spinsters, Michigan twinks, aromantic opting out

Catapult

 

 

binge-eating videos, Eve Babitz, L.A. girl hedonists

The Baffler

 

 

antebellum astronomy, women geniuses, Marilyn Monroe

Lapham's Quarterly

 

 

West Palm Beach, AIDS, other people's grandmas

Tin House

 

 

bridal game shows, catering hall buffets, queer self-denial

TV Guide

 

 

candle vloggers, suburban YouTube queens, gay glamour

The Awl

 

 

Mob Wives, feminist mobster fictions, confessional redemption

Broadly

 

 

Real Housewives, faking cancer, 19th-century sentimentality

Broadly

 

 

Scream Queens, gay icons, unraveling femininity

The Atlantic

 

 

reality-TV docu-soaps, bad energy, the new fun

Joyland

 

 

 

 

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