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Writing Nearby
The term “Asian American” is like a balloon: weightless, hollow, all skin. It seems ready to burst at any moment, and yet refuses to be tied down. Coined by UC Berkeley students in 1968 and inspired by the Black Power movement, “Asian American” was o
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Alice Knott
Even more inexplicable than what they had or hadn’t taken, at least to Alice, was what they’d left behind.
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Garth Greenwell: Incredibly Vulnerable Beings
When I first read Garth Greenwell’s novel-in-stories Cleanness, I did not know that I was about to endure three months without human contact. Our interview took place over the phone, as nearly all my conversations do now. Even at a distance, Greenwel
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Scott Pilgrim’s Hat
In quarantine, as men bereft of the services of barbers took to wearing hats indoors, they were adopting a long practice of mine.
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The Bloody Unicorn
In late February, when public places were still open and it might have been considered not just reasonable but admirable to take two young children to a cultural institution, I brought mine to the Cloisters, a gothic building high on a hill in Upper
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Compton’s Cafeteria, 1966
Technically, it began with a single cup of coffee thrown in a policeman’s face. But as with almost all riots, the one at Compton’s Cafeteria centered less on a particular moment than the years of abuses that led to it. There are no reports of the tem
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Megha Majumdar: What Will You Surrender?
The novelist discusses the politics of silence, questioning your idols, and the accumulation of shame.
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Blue Ticket
Girlhood was gone. Girlhood was over and dead for us all. We didn’t miss it. In its place, anything could happen.
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The Art of Stillness
The first time I saw a mammogram of mine, I was stunned by the beauty of the image—just as I had been enthralled by sketches of my own body.
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Growing Up Sansei in LA
As we moved through different neighborhoods, my family stayed in a Japanese American bubble.
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Green Pants
The pants were so extraordinarily bad that they transcended to a new category, becoming, in the process, a wardrobe staple.
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Vintage Drop-Waist Dress
This essay is part of Fashion in Isolation, a special issue on the intimate, contradictory, and ultimately inescapable relationship we have to what we wear. When I was a teenager, the term “vintage clothing” did not exist. No one in their right mind
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All-Black Everything
The leisurewear was an attempt to subvert the nothingness by disappearing into it before it arrived.
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Wedding Hat
It was beautiful, to be sure, it just wasn’t what I imagined. I felt like my hat was crying.
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Fashion in Isolation
Considering the sentimental, contradictory, and inescapable relationships we have with what we wear.
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Hand-Knit Sweater
This essay is part of Fashion in Isolation, a special issue on the intimate, contradictory, and ultimately inescapable relationship we have to what we wear. Winter evening. Six-year-old me did my homework at the dinner table; my grandmother sat next
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Protest Wear
Soft fabric shoes plus a large crowd equaled a big mistake. They were ruined by the end of the day.
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Fishnets
This essay is part of Fashion in Isolation, a special issue on the intimate, contradictory, and ultimately inescapable relationship we have to what we wear. When I left Jamaica at five years old, the fashion my mother laid out for my older brother an
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Striped Shirt
This essay is part of Fashion in Isolation, a special issue on the intimate, contradictory, and ultimately inescapable relationship we have to what we wear. For a while, the first three Google image results for my name were photos of me in the same s
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Unitard
This essay is part of Fashion in Isolation, a special issue on the intimate, contradictory, and ultimately inescapable relationship we have to what we wear. I bought my unitard online at a time when I was broke and shouldn’t have been buying anything
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T-Shirt
This essay is part of Fashion in Isolation, a special issue on the intimate, contradictory, and ultimately inescapable relationship we have to what we wear. I’ve had only three semi-presentable shirts to wear throughout the quarantine: a white v-neck
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Shiny Black Boots
This essay is part of Fashion in Isolation, a special issue on the intimate, contradictory, and ultimately inescapable relationship we have to what we wear. I don’t have a favorite article of clothing. Having a favorite anything is for kids, if you a
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Cotton Skirt
This essay is part of Fashion in Isolation, a special issue on the intimate, contradictory, and ultimately inescapable relationship we have to what we wear. A close friend once euphemistically described my relationship to fashion thusly: “It just isn
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Aligogoro
It’s the intricately hand-woven type, in purple, with generous gold accents to match her lace.
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Miscellaneous Files From Racial Justice Activists Around the World
Sylvana Simons, Rosebell Kagumire, and Amanda Adé use their tweets, screenshots, and Instagram videos to discuss how a time of momentous change has transformed their work.
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Miscellaneous Files From Racial Justice Activists in the US
Cat Brooks and Eric Ward use screenshots of Zoom-meetings, resource manuals, and policy proposals to discuss how this time of momentous change has transformed their activism.
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The Loneliest City
Laura Aguilar’s Southern California photography reveals the intimacy and the isolation that have always been part of the fabric of Los Angeles.
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Ira Shor: Liberating Education
"They’re on strike against an institution which has subordinated them, underestimated them, and undereducated them."
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In The Dead Of Night
It must have been late February when the ants first arrived, though I can’t be sure. They slipped into our house the way ants always do: silently, easily, without notice. Even after I caught sight of a few—a pair perched on the lip of the sink one mo
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Mi querida Sanaë
The summer I graduated from college my mother, Akiko, gave me a journal that she had started writing when I was born. It looks like a child’s notebook, a faded blue cover with yellow, green, and red designs, worn at the corners from use. The front is
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