Sunday Reads: Everything Coronavirus, the Truth About Bernie Bros and Prepping for Prison
This week’s been all coronavirus, all the time — and for good reason. Honestly, it might be better for us all to turn off our brains for awhile, since it seems like the only thing the news has been doing is making us anxious. On an immediate level, the stress is probably worse for your health. But who knows, maybe by the time you’re reading this, we’ll all be under mandatory quarantine in our homes. And if that’s the case, at least you’ll have plenty of time to read about what it’s like to teach white-collar criminals about prison.
Other Long Reads from the Week That Was
The Aforementioned Coronavirus (Like You’re Thinking About Anything Else, Anyway)
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.