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A BASIC DICHOTOMY

Dear ONION, Your most recent letter got me thinking about the way our mainstream/internet culture has been using the term Basic over the past year or two – the 2015/2016 era – and why being called Basic seems to sting … Continue reading

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BASICALLY BITCHY ONION

My most dear Zanuda, ARTICHOKE, The idea that basic isn’t exactly the kindest thing to call another person is not new– Buzzfeed had an article on why it shouldn’t be used way back in, like, 2013, and I’m not going … Continue reading

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Who is Tiptree, What is He? (The full text of Robert Silverberg’s infamous introduction to James Tiptree, Jr.’s Warm Worlds and Otherwise)

Dear ONION, I’ve transcribed Robert Silverberg’s entire introduction to James Tiptree, Jr.’s Warm Worlds and Otherwise – you know, that really infamous intro, the one with that well-publicized paragraph where Silverberg declares with full confidence that of course Tiptree is … Continue reading

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MISSOULA

“It’s easy to forget that the harm done to a rape victim who is disbelieved can be at least as devastating as the harm done to an innocent man who is unjustly accused of rape. And without question, the former … Continue reading

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THE PERILS OF A CHILDHOOD WITH LEGO LEAGUE

Dear ARTICHOKE, One of the greatest mysteries of my childhood is how my mother managed to get me to do two years’ worth of Lego League. These days, I can barely motivate myself to get out of bed on Saturdays. … Continue reading

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