Afternoon Snack

This grackle, despite all appearances, wants you to have a really pleasant Monday:


Hey hey hey hey HEY have you heard the news? POMEpress has an open call for submissions for a brand-new anthology: Going Steady, romance comics about people in the middle of their relationship journey. Check it out and send us a pitch!


Speaking of committed relationships, congrats to these intrepid navigators of healthy boundaries:


Our latest music obsession is this longread about Daddy Yankee legitimizing and revolutionizing reggaetón, the single best musical genre to emerge from the hell of the early aughts.


Sizzy Rocket is a new music fave, who we learned about by reading this Bitch magazine piece on her unique style, challenging the “softness” of lesbian pop.


We recently learned that the mom who inadvertently popularized the “gender reveal” party isn’t all that jazzed about the culture around it, and is happily raising a gender-non-conforming kid, which really gives us, like?? Some hope??? In humanity????


Elsewhere in big gender feels, this personal essay by Jameson Hampton, “What I Wish I Knew Before I Had Top Surgery,” was really thoughtful and moving.


As we hurtle onward through summer, here’s an excellent reminder that discipline is well and good, but taking time to enjoy life fills the well that nourishes creativity.


Parting thought: Hank Hill, we salute thee in all thine forms.

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Xenomorph from the 1979 film Alien
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Finding My Monsters

My fascination began with the 1979 film Alien. I was six when my parents let me watch it with them one night. The idea of an alien monster, called the Xenomorph in the movie, lurking in the vents of a spaceship was terrifying and invigorating. I wanted to know the Xenomorph’s motives. Why was the crew scared of it? Rewatching the movie as a pre-teen filled in the blanks. The crew feared the unknown, and this alien monster, for me, represented the misunderstood. I associated this monster with how I saw my body: strange, grotesque, and unnatural. It took me until my thirties to confront and reclaim my monsters.

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Afternoon Snack

If you’re still sleepy from the long weekend, we hope this sampling of links will perk you up, with no side effects! Our favorite discovery

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Roadtrip Snacks!

It’s a big national holiday in the US this week, and whether you’re driving across the state, across the street, or simply taking a mental vacation, we’ve got a little treat for you.

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