The popular LGBTQ advice columnist gets even more personal in essays about sexuality, race, and authority.

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Songs to dance to after a year of melancholic pandemic playlists.

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A poem.

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Warmies sells a menagerie of heating pads that combine comfort and cuteness. Its alligator is my latest obsession.

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But Wanda Maximoff’s pain illustrates the danger of indulging in fantasies of a lost future.

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A poem.

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Prolonged power failure and freezing temps have reignited my loathing for this popular HGTV design.

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Texans need your help, not your ridicule.

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These wrinkles remind me that I’ve survived long enough to age.

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Maggie Chirdo

Aspiring caretaker of a haunted greenhouse. Copy Editor at The Interlude. Other words in The Knockturnal, Bitch Media, and NYU Local.

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