What it was like growing up under an abortion ban in Belfast, and the pervasive extent of misogyny for New York Magazine.
A category of person I think of a “life’s losers”, who are incredibly status obsessed at the cost of basically everything else for Slate.
Wanting narratives of female behaviour which afford us more complexity, and the currency female abjection is awarded in a patriarchal society (I see this as a companion piece to the previous link) for Slate.
The sorry state of the personal essay thanks to the tendency to write in a register I think of as “Pity Me, Pity Me” for Gawker.
One of my key enemies, another Belfast novelist named Michael Magee, for The Guardian.
Those essays that are like ‘this thing is late capitalism’ for The Baffler.
The contradictory reaction to the Queen’s death, from “progressive” brands for New York Magazine.
The flattening online trend for saying “this thing is just like that thing which is just like this other thing” on and on until nothing seems serious (also known as: stop calling America a failed state) for The Guardian.
The life lessons to be learned in a cemetery for The Guardian.
Mainstream influencers as the vanguard of cultural banality, how very dubious social justice posturing is used to sell the banality, the regular social media smear campaigns etc etc etc for The Guardian.
An exhibition interrogating how the changing role of the bedroom has impacted on making art for The Financial Times.
The value of substance in world where everything feels transient, in a piece unpacking the furor around Joan Didion’s estate sale for The Guardian.
The psychedelic brilliance of the Dreamachine for ArtReview.
A trend for podcasts based on a friendship, which speak to millennial alienation for The Financial Times.
Why I think privacy is a good thing because it lets us get away with doing bad things sometimes for Rolling Stone.
How dating apps have made everyone act loopy for The Guardian.
The ‘lolll rich people’ shows and why Succession is the best of these, and my boyfriend: Logan Roy for The Guardian.