Tag: identity

Be the Kill-Joy

May 2016

The performance artists on the racial history of drag, jokes as a means of survival, and leaving room for paradox.

Beyond Objects, Beyond Scores

April 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 Slow

February 2016

"But where are you really from?" they ask, and I never know who to answer for, Thomas or Nuocheng?

Helen Rosner: On Chicken Tenders

June 2015

Boundaries of Taste: Perfection, performance, and the allure of the kids’ menu.

Whole Self Movement

December 2014

Religion in America: The transgender rabbi on religious rituals, gender fluidity, and the language of LGBTQ inclusion.


November 2014

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 Márquez

April 2014

Shared reading of García Márquez’s books was a way of finding an outlet for feelings kept and unsaid.

Radical Transgenderism

May 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 Black

March 2013

Reading Baratunde Thurston’s satirical memoir on public transportation turns into a social experiment.

Tara Isabella Burton: Fatherlands

January 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 Headdresses

December 2012

How American Indian identity is reflected in pop culture.

From Whence I Came

October 2012

A White American goes to Cameroon in search of his past.

Other People’s Clothes

January 2012 Clothes make a life.