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Partisanship has ruined the way we consume, think of, and engage with politics.
“Politics is pervasive. Everything is political and the choice to be “apolitical” is usually just an endorsement of the status quo and the unexamined life.”- Rebecca SolnitAt dinner back home, everything is on the table, except for politics. It's the big-ass elephant ...
Raising kids in my hometown means that my past and present are always colliding—especially at the movies. I’d like to think my own story will have a heroic ending.
Ilive in the same county where I grew up. So when my family and I drive to the Oldham Theatre to see a movie, almost always a superhero movie, because it seems like there’s a new one every single week, it’s hard ...
Time to update that reading list.
Decolonize your reading lists with these titles, folks. These books are penned by some of the most exciting Filipino authors here and abroad. They offer us stories grounded on Filipino sensibilities and knowledge systems. Each of them addresses a wide range of subjects ...
Celebrities don’t owe anyone the public disclosure of their labels.
Kit Connor, lead star of Netflix’s hit coming-of-age LGBTQIA+ series Heartstopper, recently came out as bisexual. But not in the celebratory way all members of the community wish for.back for a minute. i’m bi. congrats for forcing an 18 year old to ...
"Everyone you speak to speaks about the inability to live," CNN's Nima Elbagir tells Esquire from the Iran-Iraq border, "and that is what is giving birth to this willingness to die."
The mass demonstrations in the streets of Iran are about the hijab. Well, they are and they aren’t. The protests began when the family of Mahsa Amini, a young Iranian woman, said she died in the custody of Iran’s morality police after ...
It was probably inevitable: Jeff Gordinier is a food writer who has traveled around the world in an endless quest for epiphanies of flavor, and somehow he fathered a picky eater.
It was probably inevitable: Jeff Gordinier is a food writer who has traveled around the world in an endless quest for epiphanies of flavor, and somehow he fathered a picky eater.This originally ran in How We Dad Now. You can read the ...
It's always been assumed that one day Casey would live with me. Why the hell didn't any of us bother asking him?
Casey works at Wendy’s every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Saturday, he sleeps in and on Sunday, he goes to Petland to play with the puppies that are for sale. On Wednesdays, he goes to church. The timelines of those days are, ...
I was Catholic. Now I'm West Coast agnostic. And I miss the guilt.
A few weeks after my father’s death, I went on a hike with a good friend of mine, a lifelong atheist. We got on the subject of Dad’s last days, because the subject was never far from me, and he said, “It ...
If there ever was a goal in pursuing masculine nirvana, is it not gaining respect?
Most nights, I roll around in bed, reflecting on what I've done lately, in the hope that if that thing I said or this thing I did was rooted in an overcompensation I can identify, it might make change a little more ...
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