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Four seasons in memory

Illustration by Carmen Johns

1. Summer

InIn the summer when you were a teenager, you’d climb out your bedroom window.

It went like this: Someone, almost always a boy, would come to the window, tap, tap, tap. You’d sit up from the bed, where you waited fully clothed under your blue-and-green floral Laura Ashley bedspread, and arrange the pillows into a five-foot-six lump that…




A new magazine from Roxane Gay offering some of the most interesting and thoughtful cultural criticism to be found on the Web. Our first quarterly is coming in June 2019. We value deep explorations, timelessness, and challenging conventional thinking without being cheap and lazy.

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Amanda Fortini

Amanda Fortini

Writer: NY Times, New Yorker, Vanity Fair, T. Magazine, Believer, California Sunday, LARB, & Elle, among others. I live in Las Vegas, NV and Livingston, MT

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