essays

 

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, unmarried women geniuses, Marilyn Monroe

Lapham's Quarterly

 

 

West Palm Beach, AIDS, other people's grandmas

Tin House

 

 

bridal competition reality-TV, 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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