Hey all! I’m spending all of today moving into a new apartment. I wrote an essay for the first day of Pride month earlier this week. Some of you have told me that Alienhood is your Friday morning read, so check it out if you haven’t had a minute yet:
If you already read “Countdown,” thank you! I’ll leave you a roundup of pieces that have been open on my browser this week—some of which I’ve read or listened to, some of which will distract me from unpacking:
A New York Magazine piece on Democrats’ search for a Biden 2024 alternative.
Abdullah Shihipar on the thoughts and prayers that could make a difference, for The Atlantic.
My dear friend Maya King, of The New York Times, on Roe voters in purple states.
Tanvi Misra on great replacement theory.
“Rethinking the State,” by Benjamin Levin.
Two pieces in the Times Magazine, on the path that Roe carved in our legal culture, and a writer’s return to Harlem.
A review of two memoirs by writers born in communism, in Dissent.
An investigation into the money flow of rainbow-flag-waving corporations into anti-LGBTQ causes, from the Substack Popular Information.
That’s it for this week! Send me your best music recommendations to get the energy going for an apartment move, or leave them in the comments below. (Yes, I already got some Bad Bunny queued up.)
Bomba Estéreo always puts me in a good mood! I've also been digging the new Kehlani album. And Tems!