The True Story Of My Teenage Dirtbag Fight Club
As teens in rural Massachusetts, my friends and I were bored, poor, and looking for something to punch. Just when we were ready for Fight Club, we got it.
Living In The Beautiful Bubble Of The Not-Quite Internet
When I started college in 1999, the digital revolution was in its awkward infancy. That awkwardness gave rise to moments of lovely serendipity — and pockets of blissful ignorance.
Donald Trump Showed His Hand In 1999, But No One Was Looking
When Trump almost ran for president in 1999, he did it for reasons — and using tactics — that don’t look very different from his 2016 campaign. Trump didn’t change: We did.
“A Series Of Unfortunate Events” Helped Me Feel Better About Expecting The Worst
When I discovered Lemony Snicket’s books as a kid, they made me feel less alone in my fears that everything might not be okay.
What A Gay College Student's Murder Can Teach Us About Hate In America Today
In 2017, America may be losing ground all over again to the kind of insidious bigotry — against LGBT people and many others — that Matthew Shepard's brutal killing brought to light in 1998.
1999 Was The Last Time Everything Was Fine
When I moved to New York City after college in 1999, it felt like anything was possible. But things were about to change more quickly than anyone knew.