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The Last Unproblematic Old White Male Authors (We Think)

These days, the scene is a familiar one: You pull a novel by a dead old white guy from the shelf at home or at…

The Twink Era Is Over. It’s Time for the Age of the Lank

The reign of the twink has ended. We’re now in the Age of the Lank. Twinks — slender, boyish men — entered the straight lexicon…

An Unfiltered Oral History of the Marlboro Man

“Mild as May” That was the original advertising slogan for Marlboro cigarettes when they first hit the market in the 1920s. Decades before the rugged…

I’m the Fan Who Got Charli XCX to Sign His Douche. Now the Internet Hates Me.

Three times in two months, the pop star Charli XCX posed with controversial objects for her fans. She yelled “Gay rights!” while holding a bottle…