Be the Kill-JoyMay 2016
The performance artists on the racial history of drag, jokes as a means of survival, and leaving room for paradox.
Beyond Objects, Beyond ScoresApril 2016
The musician and composer on the art of self-transformation, resisting cultures of exclusion, and what he calls ‘easy camaraderie.’
Take My Name and Say It SlowFebruary 2016
"But where are you really from?" they ask, and I never know who to answer for, Thomas or Nuocheng?
Helen Rosner: On Chicken TendersJune 2015
Boundaries of Taste: Perfection, performance, and the allure of the kids’ menu.
Whole Self MovementDecember 2014
Religion in America: The transgender rabbi on religious rituals, gender fluidity, and the language of LGBTQ inclusion.
When they arrived in Abbottabad, my mother thought it was the most beautiful place she had ever seen. My father was glad for his homecoming.
Angela Lang: A Kinship with Gabriel García MárquezApril 2014
Shared reading of García Márquez’s books was a way of finding an outlet for feelings kept and unsaid.
Radical TransgenderismMay 2013
Bronx-born, Puerto Rican photographer Elle Pérez explores queer identity in rural Tennessee.
Lauren A. White: How To Be The Black Person Reading How To Be BlackMarch 2013
Reading Baratunde Thurston’s satirical memoir on public transportation turns into a social experiment.
Tara Isabella Burton: FatherlandsJanuary 2013
I looked at real estate in cities I'd never been to, just in case.
Sasha Houston Brown: Nothing Says Native American Like White Stars in HeaddressesDecember 2012
How American Indian identity is reflected in pop culture.
From Whence I CameOctober 2012
A White American goes to Cameroon in search of his past.