The renaming of Buffalo, New York’s Fruit Belt neighborhood reveals as much about gentrification as it does the flawed ways tech companies add locations to their maps.
“I’m talking about my situational set point, the version of myself that inevitably swings back into the foreground even if I’ve managed to pretend to be another kind of person for a period of time.”
Actor, writer, and producer Rob Delaney shares his family’s gut-wrenching experience with a sick child.
An excellent mini-anthology curated and edited by This Will Be My Undoing author Morgan Jerkins. In her introduction, Jerkins writes about her own experiences of having TSA rifle through the Marley twists atop her head while whitesplaining how to care for her hair. Included are pieces by Jamilah Lemieux on the pleasures and pains of traveling first class while Black; Randy Winston on being the only black person at a Cathedral in Florence; Mateo Askaripour on traveling to Florence and discovering racism exists there, too; Kaitlyn Greenidge on traveling to Anguilla, which is predominantly black; Nneka M. Okona on finding kinship among other Black women travelers on a trip to Colombia.
Predictions for the future of gene therapy as told by the “God” of geneticists, George Church.
Dramatizations, manipulations, lies ─ the famous Stanford Prison Experiment proved to be a highly influential psychological study, even though it was hardly scientific.
Poet and essayist Kima Jones on her father’s death from diabetes.
Roxane Gay on getting weight reduction surgery.
After being rejected by a flirtatious acquaintance, Gabrielle Bellot examines her pain and trepidations, realizing that years after transitioning, she needs to stop allowing others to define her and dictate what’s considered worthy of love.
In this incisive reported essay written as part of Roxane Gay’s Unruly Bodies series, Chelsea G. Summers mines her own fears, writing about the skin as a battleground for many women terrified by aging’s effect on their birthday suit.