Sunday Reads: Defeating Papa John, Quarantine Binge Material and Isolation Etiquette
Wow, with all this time on my hands from being quarantined, there are so many different hobbies I could pursue. I could knit some baby blankets. I could learn to do the splits. I could read some freakin’ books. I could develop a regular exercise habit. But instead, I’m gonna keep looking at screens! Allow me to help you pursue your screen addiction, too, with this big ol’ batch of links.
Magdalene Taylor is a junior staff writer at MEL, where she began working two weeks after graduating college. Her work is a blend of cultural analysis and service, covering everything from reconsiderations of low-brow hits like Joe Dirt and Nickelback to contemporary disability issues, OnlyFans and the types of minor questions about life like why baby carrots are so wet. She’s also reported on social media phenomena like “simps” and “pawgs.” In 2018, she published her 111-page undergraduate thesis on Insane Clown Posse, the Juggalo subculture and the subversive aesthetics of class. She is from God’s Country, rural Western Massachusetts.