It is hard to sustain the illusion that there is anything good about winter after the hundredth day or so.
Vampire and zombie stories are stories of a new mass folklore. But they have dreamt themselves into us for specific reasons.
If we really wanted to kill the monster, we would give it what it wants.
Today’s witches are no longer experts in the “occult.” Instead, they rush to aid the downtrodden—and to publish their potion recipes in best-selling how-to guides.
Our crisis of work is accompanied by a crisis of idleness.
Those who write about the rural, white, poor South often alternate between disgust and empathy.
Insincere virtue may be preferable to sincere vice, but only by a hair.
Mysteriously, biologically, men and women want, or want to want, “the same thing.”
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