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Girl, Interrupted, 25 years later

Kaysen feels that her story, helped along by the Winona Ryder–starring movie adaptation, has taken on a life of its own.

Read the rest at The Paris Review.

 A short distance from Southie, but a world away  The American Dream, that foremost example of the desire to move on up, is an ungratefulness: that to which you were born is simply not good enough. In my family, the upwardly mobile mentality has been passed down from generation to generation like some kind of genetic disease.  Read the rest at  Longreads .

A short distance from Southie, but a world away

The American Dream, that foremost example of the desire to move on up, is an ungratefulness: that to which you were born is simply not good enough. In my family, the upwardly mobile mentality has been passed down from generation to generation like some kind of genetic disease.

Read the rest at Longreads.

 Robert F. Kennedy and the ancient Greeks of Edith Hamilton  The tragic nature of Kennedy’s life and death is, however, far more complex than the image of the senator as the President Who Might Have Been.  Read the rest at  Ploughshares .

Robert F. Kennedy and the ancient Greeks of Edith Hamilton

The tragic nature of Kennedy’s life and death is, however, far more complex than the image of the senator as the President Who Might Have Been.

Read the rest at Ploughshares.

 A DACA poet speaks out  In his personal life, Castillo is still attempting to negotiate the chasms of communication that his poetry explores.  Read the rest at  The Paris Review .

A DACA poet speaks out

In his personal life, Castillo is still attempting to negotiate the chasms of communication that his poetry explores.

Read the rest at The Paris Review.

 On the artist Lynn Hershman Leeson's obsession with biotechnological nightmares  It seems like Leeson has spent the past few years talking to leading scientists and asking them what dangers technologies under development pose.  Read the rest at  Hyperallergic .

On the artist Lynn Hershman Leeson's obsession with biotechnological nightmares

It seems like Leeson has spent the past few years talking to leading scientists and asking them what dangers technologies under development pose.

Read the rest at Hyperallergic.

 How 'SMILF' reflect society's changing attitudes toward sexual assault  The show doesn’t shy away from what some might consider to be impolite representations of women.  Read the rest at  The Lily .

How 'SMILF' reflect society's changing attitudes toward sexual assault

The show doesn’t shy away from what some might consider to be impolite representations of women.

Read the rest at The Lily.