Lowborn Goods’ Kathryn Way on Candles and Capitalism

Writer, comedian, and social media professional Kathryn Way launched her online shop Lowborn Goods in 2018 with the goal of making stylish, ethically-produced handmade homewares and restored midcentury modern furniture available at an affordable price point. She recognizes the difficulty in balancing one’s finances with the desire to do right by both laborers and the … Continued

Mere-mento Mori

Content Warning: Death and dying I think about death a lot. Partly because it’s a requirement to receive admission into a liberal arts graduate program and partly because she’s my favorite character in Sandman. Coming from a giant Sicilian-Italian-Irish Catholic family that absorbs people like some sort of basil-scented, hand-flailing siphonophore*, we go to so … Continued

Brian is Ze Smashes the Status Quo with “Bricks (Came to Slang)”

Without Marsha P. Johnson, there is no LGBTQIA+ liberation. At least, not as we know it now. 50 years ago today, she threw the first brick of the Stonewall Riots and forced Americans to take seriously the oppression of those marginalized along sexual orientation and/or gender lines. Yet racism and anti-trans sentiments continue to spread … Continued

The Best ASMR Channels to Help You Escape Primary Season

As with anyone who doesn’t jazz hands over sentient Vienna sausages bloviating a Great Pacific Garbage Patch’s worth of reheated sub-Nextdoor tantrums on an hourly basis, my mind’s been on how to yank politics (and society on the whole) away from the influence of the types who believe mass-murdering Satanic cults ran daycares in the … Continued