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Lazy protesters! You exist, and this is for you! You can still get to D.C. from Brooklyn for the protest this Saturday even if you don't have an Amtrak ticket or a fancy hotel room. Here's a guide to getting there, staying there, and what you should remember to bring. Before that, a little history and few clarifications. The march is not just for white ladies, although the evolution of the march suffered a series of growing...
Does everything seem normal again? Has your pure terror following November 8, 2016 given way to Westworld or La La Land or "which lotion should I give my mom this year"? If so, stop reading this and go read this, a reminder from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. She writes, among many smart things, "Now is the time to refuse the blurring of memory..." Nothing is normal again! And we need to work harder than Beyoncé in Lemonade to make 2017 a year worth preserving,...
When I saw Mr. Rogers appear in a post on The Awl on November 9, 2016, and when I clicked and discovered it wasn't a joke (it was about how to find and be a "helper" in tragic times) I thought I saw a deeply sweet, intense vulnerability. It seemed to match a loss of self-assurance, a new, mostly ego-free self-awareness—in real people and on the terrifying Internet—that wasn't quite as cripplingly sarcastic as it was before. I...

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