Sunday Reads: Karen’s Husband Greg, Black-Market Antibody Tests and RIP Fred Willard and Lynn Shelton
By now, we all know who “Karen” is, but Miles Klee recently identified another archetypal white woman to add to the roster: “Kim.”
I know a few Kims who fit this definition perfectly. One of them is known for bringing over jars of homemade salsa from the tomatoes in her garden anytime she comes to your house and wearing her hair in a long braid. She is delightful.
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.