Sweet Words

From Edmund to Laura Ingalls to Augustus Gloop, in children's books, sugar is otherworldly, transcendent, symbolic. In real life, my relationship with sweets is much more fraught.

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The Naked Truth

As Discovery’s most notorious show prepares to return, we ask ourselves: Is it okay to be entertained by exploitation if we acknowledge we’re being manipulated?

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The Wounded Man

We're afraid to discuss the eros of young girls. But my childhood crushes were real and I definitely had a type.

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