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Frozen 2 Is Even More Trans Than the First One

As of 2013, when it hit theaters, Frozen was the most trans movie ever. At least so it seemed to many trans girls (it...

The Lost Daughter Complicates the Myth of the “Good” Mother

On-screen, frustration gets played for laughs. A lot. It usually has a few tropey midwives: the well-meaning, yet incompetent boss; the noble loser, likely...

The Cost of Healthcare: Will We Be Okay?

Emily Maloney was misdiagnosed for years before a suicide attempt buried her in medical debt. She labored to pay off a staggering five-figure sum...

“Eyes” by William H. Gass: A Review

William Gass is a master of the English language. His prose is smooth and muscular: at once honey dripping off a hot tin roof,...

Q&A with author Marco Rafalà and an excerpt of How Fires...

Heartbreaking and haunting, How Fires End is a powerful novel that explores devastating family secrets - who keeps them and why, how and when they will someday be revealed, and whether they can or will ever be forgiven. Part war story, part family history, it is a beautiful tale of multi-generational love, loss, grief, and hope.

Predator, Prey: Jill McDonough Watches the Skies

Crock-Pots, car washes, Big Dog, Predator drones. In questions of love and war, whom do we trust, ourselves or the machines we’ve built to...

Why American Classical Music Has Stayed White

Dvorak’s Prophecy: And the Vexing Fate of Black Classical Music by Joseph Horowitz (W.W. Norton & Company, 2022) is a clarion call to action...

Dimitris Lyacos: Poena Damni: I: Z213: Exit; II: With the...

Dimitris Lyacos:  Poena Damni: I: Z213: Exit; II: With the People from the Bridge; III: The First Death Translated from the original Greek by Shorsha...

Worth the Wait

Why the Story of a Waitress in the South Resonated with a Brit in London March 23rd 2020 is a date etched in my brain....

When the Canon Takes Aim: A Review of Jordan Abel’s...

Injun, by Jordan Abel. Talonbooks, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. $16.95 (Canada/U.S.) The atrocities inflicted on the indigenous peoples of the Americas through the centuries are well-documented...