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The Gay Politics of Cute

April 2, 2013
The Gay Politics of Cute

  Have you seen this video yet? It’s gone viral, and it’s incredibly adorable. Two gay dads and their sons take the stage to advocate equal marriage, and their son Emmett can’t contain his impatience. Apparently wearied by his dad’s earnest appeal for marriage equality, Emmett repeatedly pushes the microphone away, saying that he...
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Past Hands

June 28, 2012
Past Hands

…the feeling of the Guildhall, and of the tombs, and even of some of the manuscripts I look at, turned out to be a gregarious physicality. Eyebrows raised, lips pursed, they’re quite as curious about you as you are about them. The feeling you get is not quite time travel, but time evaporating. Not...
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