Trigger warnings on literature in college courses is not illiberal coddling but a reflection of the false universality of "great books" syllabi
Only fiction can be about the trivial without being trivial.
Kate Middleton and the limits of choice feminism
On the inevitability of imperfection
Riffing off Autumn's head-to-toe theme
Does soap kill brain cells?
On the insouciance of thousand-dollar moisturizer.
When concerns about cosmetic safety are not what they seem
How Rufus Wainwright and George Costanza explain female heterosexuality
Gwyneth Paltrow and the avocado menace