Meet Miles and Ivan! Miles is the black kitten. He’s about three months old and is hyperactive, fearless, and tiny. Ivan’s the orange guy. He’s four months old and is more cautious than Miles, but is also susceptible to being lured into kitten shenanigans. They’re adorable and we love them even though they don’t come even close to replacing Pixel–we had decided quite some time ago that when she was gone that we would get two kittens. And we were going to wait, I swear, but the house was just so empty, you know? So, kittens.
- Emily Hubbard wrote about her family’s decision to put their kids in an urban public school. This is a really important perspective.
- Ted Chiang’s Soulful Science Fiction This is a really lovely profile.
- Charles Payseur has some thoughts about (Posi/Nega)tivity in SFF Short Fiction Reviewing. Have I mentioned that he’s going on my Hugo nominating ballot for Fan Writer? Because he is–the amount of work he puts in reviewing everything is nothing short of astonishing. I don’t know how he finds the time.
- This is a heck of an essay from Laurie Penny: Meltdown of the Phantom Snowflakes.
- Naomi Kritzer’s Triangulation and Resistance is a good place to start building a strategy for calling Republican representatives in Congress. Framing is everything.
- For all of you keep saying “We survived Reagan”? Elsa Sjunneson-Henry has some thoughts about the privilege of survival you all need to read.
- The true story of how Teen Vogue got mad, got woke, and began terrifying men like Donald Trump. Teen Vogue, y’all. They’re doing great work.
- On Payment. This is a really good essay, but there is a content note for the beginning: there is a violent murder mentioned at the beginning that I felt was unnecessary, although I do understand why the author chose to start the essay off with it.