September 6, 2018

“Hereditary” is an extraordinarily well-made, emotionally affecting film with incredible performances, and I feel deeply ambivalent about it. Read more

August 14, 2018

If we’re honest with ourselves, about ourselves, I think we’ll find is that a lot of people come to our communities looking for power. Read more

August 13, 2018

Everyone’s entitled to their own brand of ignorance and damnfoolishness… up to a point. For me, that point is when they start advocating hate. Read more

August 3, 2018

The trouble is, radical inclusivity makes it really difficult to develop or enforce shared social norms, standards of behavior, or healthy boundaries. Read more

July 27, 2018

TERFs are of a piece with the alt-right, from their reliance on pseudo-science to their deployment of propaganda intended to demonize and do violence to marginalized groups. Read more

July 23, 2018

This is a delightful little book, one clearly aimed at younger readers new to mythology, or who’ve just finished reading “Percy Jackson” and are ready to try a taste of the harder stuff. Read more

July 12, 2018

Is witchcraft a set of beliefs? A set of practices? Or is it something else altogether, something not reducible to techniques, trappings, dogma, or details? Read more

July 10, 2018

We all have agendas, because we all have worlds in which we want to live, and we all exert what power we have to bring those worlds into being. Read more

June 26, 2018

You have the right and the responsibility to say, “This is what I’m working on, and this is as much as I can do right now.” Read more

June 21, 2018

I can tell someone why they should care, but I can’t make them care. At this point, I’m left with pleading: please, please care. Read more

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