Berfrois

She opened the portal…

She opened the portal…

She lay every morning under an avalanche of details, blissed: pictures of breakfasts in Patagonia, a girl applying foundation with a hardboiled egg, a shiba inu in Japan leaping from paw to paw to greet its owner

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Wait for the Drop

Wait for the Drop

Elizabeth Holmes was said to be the ‘youngest self-made female billionaire’ of all time. And why not? Her invention was going to be the reason people – Americans first, but eventually everyone in the world – would lead better, healthier, longer lives.

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Privilege Upon Privilege

Privilege Upon Privilege

If you’re a black British woman with working-class origins, the “class pay gap” for those working in top jobs is an astonishing £20,000.

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“Autonomy made it possible for us to find our own voices”

“Autonomy made it possible for us to find our own voices”

Silvia Federici’s scholarship and activism offers a foundational account of the demand for the wage as a revolutionary act...

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Mixing

Mixing

What are the holidays without an extra cup of holiday cheer? Whether you’re throwing a holiday party or just looking to make a weeknight more bearable, everyone should have a few seasonal cocktails in their arsenal.

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24 Little Hours

24 Little Hours

Back in 1997, when liberal capitalism bestrode the Atlantic and history had been abolished, morning came with a newspaper. The paper you got depended not just on your taste, but on where you lived...

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Jewishnessness

Jewishnessness

When I was about ten or eleven years old, it was common at my boys’ school to make a loose fist, insert one’s nose...

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From 9 to 5 to 4.91 to 4.79

From 9 to 5 to 4.91 to 4.79

In May 2016, after months of failing to find a traditional job, I began driving for the ride-hailing company Lyft. I was enticed by an online advertisement that promised new drivers in the Los Angeles area a $500 “sign-up bonus” after completing their first 75 rides.

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Even music and drama classes neglected to reference queer culture…

Even music and drama classes neglected to reference queer culture…

It was during the hangover years of Section 28 that I attended a comprehensive school in Derby...

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Excelsior

Excelsior

When I think of truly magical moments from my childhood, I think of my mother introducing me to comic books when I was about five. Just dropped Archie, Batman and Superman off on my bed and left me to disappear into adventure.

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For Sale: Immortality

For Sale: Immortality

There’s no surer sign that life has become too comfortable for the rich than when they try to buy immortality.

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Mooching Nibbles

Mooching Nibbles

I dreamed the American dream,” Anthony Scaramucci writes in his memoir, “Trump, the Blue-Collar President,” a work of Trump hagiography that also recounts the Mooch’s rise...

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Is Tyrion Lannister related to Daenerys Targaryen?

Is Tyrion Lannister related to Daenerys Targaryen?

Peter Dinklage recently reignited a Game of Thrones fan theory with just four words during an acceptance speech at the 2018 Emmys in September...

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The Hope of Homosexual Life

The Hope of Homosexual Life

"Most of us internalized the going cultural definition of who we were — sick, criminal, deformed, psychiatrically disturbed..."

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More Strategic Than Sentimental

More Strategic Than Sentimental

One month into their marriage, my parents leave Turkey for good. It’s my mom’s first time on a plane. They fly from Ankara to Brisbane, an Australian city where they don’t know anyone.

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Gregory Giles and Teresa K. Miller Discuss Tortured Genius

Gregory Giles and Teresa K. Miller Discuss Tortured Genius

People often said that he finished sentences for me. Well, he did. He was between me and the world. He not only answered the telephone; he finished my sentences.

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Uncertain Types

Uncertain Types

Merve Emre strikesa rare off-note in her crackling new book, The Personality Brokers, when she briefly purports not to understand the appeal of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

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Must-Read Most-Unread

Must-Read Most-Unread

Miss MacIntosh, My Darling is a modernist novel decidedly unconcerned with modern questions. It seems impossible to describe the book in terms of plot or structure. Even the basic operations of character and perspective are not straightforward.

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