The Therapy-App Fantasy: An Overwhelming Demand for Counseling has Spawned Slickly Marketed Companies Promising a Service They Cannot Possibly Provide.

“Like Tinder, a therapy app serves up a tantalizing array of faces and names with the promise of choice and agency. But even if some users get lucky, a satisfying relationship is hardly guaranteed.”

Source: The Cut
Published: Mar 29, 2021
Length: 26 minutes (6,526 words)

Beige Ambition

“Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen grew up to make New York’s most desirable clothes. But can even perfection survive the pandemic?”

Source: The Cut
Published: Mar 2, 2021
Length: 16 minutes (4,110 words)

I Can’t Complain But if I Could …

“I may scream into a pillow,  or stare out into the void, or get stoned out of my mind, or even weep a little. But I won’t complain.”

Source: The Cut
Published: Feb 5, 2021
Length: 7 minutes (1,983 words)

The Nightmare Share

“She posted an ad for a roommate. What’s the worst that could happen?”

Source: The Cut
Published: Feb 2, 2021
Length: 26 minutes (6,531 words)

Living With Karens

“A white woman calls the police on her Black neighbors. Six months later, they still share a property line.”

Source: The Cut
Published: Dec 21, 2020
Length: 30 minutes (7,500 words)

Buying Myself Back

Emily Ratajkowski writes an essay on celebrity, objectification, and consent. “I’ve become more familiar with seeing myself through the paparazzi’s lenses than I am with looking at myself in the mirror. And I have learned that my image, my reflection, is not my own.”

Source: The Cut
Published: Sep 15, 2020
Length: 28 minutes (7,000 words)

The Poison of Male Incivility

On Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s powerful speech on the House floor, and the entrenched narrative of the “disruptive” woman.

Source: The Cut
Published: Jul 24, 2020
Length: 6 minutes (1,713 words)

The Resilience of Marga Griesbach

“I think every life is like a novel.” Marga Griesbach was born in Germany in 1927. Her life is like multiple novels — horror, romance, magical realism, travelogue. Whatever you’re doing right now, you should stop it and read this story.

Source: The Cut
Published: May 26, 2020
Length: 35 minutes (8,816 words)

Eating for Two

“My husband and I shared a love of food. Then he cheated on me when I was seven months pregnant.”

Source: The Cut
Published: Mar 25, 2020
Length: 10 minutes (2,577 words)

The Tyranny of Terrazzo: Will the Millennial Aesthetic Ever End?

Clean, soothing, predicatable, controlled, and ready for Instagram.

Source: The Cut
Published: Mar 3, 2020
Length: 15 minutes (3,920 words)