How to outwit – outplay – outlast hate

Sometimes I wonder what it would be like if I could hate — really hate — viciously hate without reservation, hesitation, or self-reproachment — free of any sensation other than the forceful surge that comes from riding that rising tide of red, roaring anger. Hate has been invigorating for so many people this year. Their hate has been affirmed and amplified… Read More


I was never the sort of teenager who dreamed all her life about prom. The “girly arts” — styling hair, applying makeup, wearing nail polish — were not skills I wielded with confidence. Back then, prom attire was more low-key. Gunne Sax, Jessica McClintock’s line of teen formal dresses, was at the height of popularity. A fashion… Read More