Columns | I’ll Have What She’s Having
‘Moonstruck’ Makes Me Reconsider the Myth of Bad Luck

Life can be crappy and expensive and heartbreaking, and there is no way out of that. That story feels more like the truth.

Feb 15, 2023
Columns | Arts & Culture | Women Watching Horror Films
In Horror Films, the Newest Nightmare Is Getting Canceled

Men around me speak about cancel culture with such hyperbole and terror, you’d think it was a supernatural force.

Feb 9, 2023
Columns | Formation Jukebox
Releasing the Fear of St. Vincent’s “Year of the Tiger”

I fear it and I dream of it: total honesty with my family, opening the door of my personhood and letting them see all of me.

Feb 6, 2023
Columns | Love and Silence
To Tell a Story Is to Tell It Again, to Carry Another Time

Regret, I was once told, means to weep again. My first thought, when I heard this: That’s what it is to tell a story.

Jan 24, 2023
Columns | Kawaii Intimacies
The Mixed-Race Fantasy Behind Kawaii Aesthetics

Toward my “Japanese Barbie,” I felt mostly indifferent.

Jan 17, 2023
Columns | Half Recipes
You’re Going to Be Cared For: A Recipe for Braised Chicken Thighs

A Le Creuset Dutch oven telegraphs contentment and cheer—but for me, mine is a token of complicated bitterness and longing.

Jan 5, 2023
Columns | Formation Jukebox
The Secret Asian American History Behind New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle”

I love new wave music for the way it makes me feel—like the cups of my interior and exterior worlds are overflowing. Turns out I’m not the only one.

Jan 3, 2023
Things | Columns | Wander, Woman
On Jellyfish and the Fear of Touch

Early in the trip, the jellyfishes begin to take on the quality of metaphor.

Dec 14, 2022
Columns | Arts & Culture | Notes of a Nostalgic Nigerian
A Migrant’s Fashion Manifesto

It is a sin against myself to be anonymous.

Dec 12, 2022
Columns | Women Watching Horror Films
Do Female Androids Dream of Rebellion?

There is something revolutionary in their will to be free.

Nov 23, 2022