“The forgotten pleasures of analog media.”
“We frequently ghost ourselves even when we are looking in the mirror, hoping to show up worthier, richer, fairer, and lovelier for this country.”
“I can be a very generous sister—maternal, even—as long as I am winning.” Jean Garnett writes about envy and being a twin.
“Girls were not supposed to be enormous. They were not supposed to be scabby and strong. Inexplicably, strong and big were what every animal wanted to be except us.”
An American scholar looks at literature and her own marriage to see the way culture does and does not influence interracial relationships.