Many thanks to Sirin Kale and BROADLY for publishing my conversation with Sady Doyle about society’s punitive impulse, morality dramas, and impossible standards of femininity. Why We Love to Hate ‘Trainwreck’ Women: In honor of the reissue of Sady Doyle’s “Trainwreck,” … Continue reading
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Many media outlets have reached out to me for further comment on Michelle Carter’s verdict and sentencing in response to my op-ed published in the L.A. Times . I have declined these invitations, because I do not want to make this about … Continue reading
Many thanks to the L.A. Times for publishing my op-ed on Michelle Carter’s guilty verdict and sentencing. Michelle Carter deserves sympathy and help, not prison Published by the L.A. Times 08/03/2017.
(It’s worth noting that Chris and I had just spent two nights in a hot pink Bavarian hotel. The first night we slept in a turquoise room under the placid gaze of a swarm of golden cherubs and their electric … Continue reading
Many thanks to Sirin Kale and BROADLY for publishing my piece on how prison populations represent a captive and vulnerable audience to religious indoctrination. Check it out: How Prisons Use Cult Tactics to Brainwash Inmates Into Religion
Donald Trump supported me when I was wrongly accused of murder. What do I owe him? Published by the L.A. Times 05/04/2017.
Approaching Century Link Field in a throng of green-and-blue people, flanked by an ecstatic marching band, I couldn’t help but think about the Roman Colosseum, and how sporting events have been experienced by humans in the exact same way for … Continue reading
In my pre-teens, I chose to ignore the sour tang that had crept into my relationship with my little sister Deanna. I dismissed her suddenly miserable, disdainful attitude towards me like it was nothing more than one of her frequent … Continue reading
In my experience, conferences can make you feel high. Between the panels, plenaries, and a sea of old and new faces, you end up inevitably spread thin, over-stimulated, and under-slept. And it’s great, because during those few days packed with … Continue reading
I’ve never liked being in a rush. I forget things: my coat, my wallet, my keys. I bump into doors and doorways and stumble over cracked pavement. Or, as was recently the case, I back out of my mom’s driveway … Continue reading