What I Read This Week (Dec. 1 – 7)

I Joined a Stationary Biker Gang – The Peloton phenomenon is baffling to me, so this insight was fascinating. Really appreciated the discussion of Peloton’s accessibility to people who might not otherwise exercise, despite how inaccessible their advertising makes it look.

Five Questions to Ask Instead of “Is This Really Body Positive?”

Jack Beloved – The prologue is so compelling! Really looking forward to seeing where it goes.

Real Estate Thought It Was Invincible in New York. It Wasn’t. – I wish this piece had taken more time to focus on what tenants’ rights groups’ aims are now that they are finally beginning to beat back big developers, but it’s pretty astounding just reading how much things have changed in such a short amount of time.

Presidio at 25: Back to nature

My book Tell It to the Bees was made into a film – but they changed the ending for a straight audience – “This bittersweetness is a straight person’s finale. I wanted my couple to have their cake and eat it together, for once: a fully romantic, fully happy, and therefore – in the context of lesbian fiction – a more radical ending.”

Millennials weren’t the only ones gutted by the recession. Gen X has never recovered.

Bisexuality and Me: One Trans Experience – This is so well-written, and makes it a little clearer to me why I sometimes feel more comfortable using “queer” rather than “bisexual.” Queer feels like it encompasses so many more things about me, from aspects of my sexuality to my way of viewing the world.

Why Racists (and Liberals!) Keep Writing for Quillette

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