“Barre feels like exercise the way Sweetgreen feels like eating: both might better be categorized as mechanisms that help you adapt to arbitrary, prolonged agony.”
“I can’t tell whether my inclination toward ecstasy is a sign that I still believe in God, or if it was only because of that ecstatic tendency that I ever believed at all.”
If you’ve ever read a newspaper, been in a city, or ridden a bus, you’ve seen an ad for Shen Yun. But what is it? Aside from the “organ harvesting, the homophobia, the anti-evolution ballad, and the Karl Marx apparition,” that is?
Jia Tolentino profiles Man Booker Prize-winning novelist Marlon James upon the publication of his newest book, “Black Leopard, Red Wolf.”
“In America, to be poor, or black, or fat, or trans, or Native, or old, or disabled, or undocumented, among other things, is usually to have become acquainted with unwantedness,” writes Jil Tolentino. But none of these people ever felt that because they were outside the sexual marketplace, they were ever owed sex. Incels are the result of a violent misogyny, one that has little to do with sex and almost everything to do with power.
Nicotine vape devices were originally perceived as ways to help adults quit smoking actual cigarettes. Instead, American teens have embraced nicotine-delivery technology with a ferocity that has parents, pediatricians, and public schools scrambling for solutions.
Millennials have been blamed for destroying the world they were born into, killing entire industries simply because they can. They don’t consume like the generation before because they don’t make money like their parents did. But this isn’t because they’re lazy and irresponsible. Rather, as the most productive generation, the more millennials give, the more the world takes.
A profile of iconic feminist lawyer Gloria Allred, who has played a key role in changing attitudes and legislation regarding rape and sexual assault, and is currently litigating major cases against Bill Cosby and President Donald Trump.
Interview with Dr. Susan Robinson, One of the Last Four Doctors in America to Openly Provide Third-Trimester Abortions
“I also think that people assume that women do this casually — that they’ve known they were pregnant for thirty weeks and then were on their way down to the hair salon and they saw the abortion clinic and they decided to just walk in to avoid the inconveniences of motherhood. That also is completely untrue. No matter how available birth control and first-trimester and second-trimester abortion is, you are always going to have the need for later abortions. A woman would never do this casually.”
Tolentino explores the recent “Becky With the Bad Grades v. UT Austin” Supreme Court ruling through the lens of her own experience writing college essays for privileged white high school students.