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Woman. Black. Fit. Angry. (In)visible. All of the above.

Two essays this week caught me unawares and have left me restless in their wake. The first is “Yes, I Am An Angry Black Woman” 1,926 more words

Readings

'Every Means of Confession Creates a Kind of Person Who Confesses'

Every means of confession creates a kind of person who confesses. You become who you are by saying what you did. The details make a difference.

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Nonfiction

Giving Awards for Free Speech is a Strange Idea

[ To award and celebrate some kinds of speech (but not others) will inevitably mean drawing distinctions between good speech and less-good speech, no matter how hard you try to pretend that what is being honored is simply courage, in the abstract. 164 more words

From Cosmos To C.A.O.S.?

Once the cosmos was thought to be painted on the veil of the firmament, or to be some kind of divine metaphor, a flatness inscribed with thousands of meaningful stories.

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Current Events

Listening To Contemporary Voices

I can’t think of a more persistent, thorough, insightful, engaging cultural critic than Rob Horning. – Me, “Growing Beyond Yourself: Some Thoughts On Rob Horning,” 

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Christian Faith

Klein vs Klein

I’ve recently joined the Out of the Woods writing collective so I’m flagging our review of Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything. We called it “ 255 more words

Beyond the Simply Salacious: Five Stories on Adultery

Here are five stories born of adultery. Read about technological advancements for philanderers and their cuckolds, personal perspectives from the cheater and the cheatee, a forbidden lust-fueled crime story, and a piece on how adultery became bedfellows with American popular culture and music—back in 1909. 171 more words

Nonfiction