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Fourteen years ago, I started my first blog and promptly stopped sending group emails to my friends. Eventually, I guess everything comes full circle.
If you’re here, it’s probably because you already know my work and like my voice enough to...
Maybe you don’t know what “hormone therapy” means and you’re looking to learn about The Trans Experience. Maybe we went to that all-girls Catholic school together and you want to know what I think about that...
There are tens of millions of Americans who aren’t on the hard left or the hard right who feel that the world has gone mad. Science is at the mercy of politics. Identity trumps ideas. In the name of progress, art is erased and history is rewritten.
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The name “Culture Study” is a modification of “Cultural Studies,” a term used to describe an academic field — and general posture — towards the culture that surrounds us. The scholars of this early field believed that if people