Wake Up, Woke People: Kiley Reid’s Such a Fun Age

Wake Up, Woke People: Kiley Reid’s Such a Fun Age

Such a Fun Age (2019) is the debut novel of author Kiley Reid. A novel about race, class, and privilege in America, it is a profound take on the effects of self-delusion. Emira, a college graduate in her mid-twenties, begins nannying for the successful Alix, Continue…

A Quarantined Reading of Ottessa Moshfegh’s My Year of Rest and Relaxation

A Quarantined Reading of Ottessa Moshfegh’s My Year of Rest and Relaxation

The unnamed protagonist of Ottessa Moshfegh’s second novel should be interesting. After all, her art-industry peers in My Year of Rest and Relaxation are ejaculating onto paintings, keeping murdered dogs in freezers, and jet setting on a dime definitely not earned through their day job. Continue…

Lavender is Chill AF & Other Commercial Solutions to Your Isolation Woes

Lavender is Chill AF & Other Commercial Solutions to Your Isolation Woes

As emptiness surrounds us, it is easier than ever to hear the hollow echoing of the companies continually pinging our inboxes, yearning, ever desperately, to fill our newfound space with evermore portals into the consumer void. Many of these products fall under the umbrella of Continue…