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Cultural obsessions from your Internet BFFs Emma and Claire. You can sit with us.
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  • 'Maid' And The Endless Work Of Being Poor
    16 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 4 2
    Photo Credit: Netflix / Canva By the end of the Netflix series “Maid,” Alex Russell (Margaret Qualley) is an expert at having the rug pulled out from under her. (And an expert at cleaning it neatly as...
  • The Blunt Force Trauma Of 'Squid Game'
    08 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 2
    Photo Credit: Netflix / Canva This is the “Squid Game” recap you’ve been waiting for: the perspective of two women so squeamish they probably missed, at a conservative estimate, 15% of this ultraviole...
  • 'You' Is Full Of Bloody Gender-Role Play
    01 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 3
    Photo Credit: Netflix / Canva We’ve been obsessed with — fixated on, really — “You” since it premiered on Lifetime in 2018. Three years and three seasons later, the thriller has taken Joe Goldberg (Pe...
  • We're All Famous Here: Live Episode With Sharleen Joynt!
    26 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 0
    Photo Credit: Beibei Lubin for SaksWorks Last week, we held a live panel discussion at SaksWorks with the always eloquent Sharleen Joynt of “Dear Shandy” about navigating the parasocial waters we swim...
  • Did The Pandemic Steal Our Youth?
    22 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 13 10
    This is the free edition of Rich Text, a newsletter about cultural obsessions from your Internet BFFs Emma and Claire. If you like what you see and hear, consider becoming a paid subscriber. Rich Text...
  • Carefree Black Girls
    18 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    On Rich Text Book Club this week, we’re talking about “Carefree Black Girls,” a new book from culture critic Zeba Blay, who also happens to be (full disclosure) our friend and old HuffPost colleague! ...
  • Taking Paternity Leave Is Not Going "MIA"
    15 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 15 6
    This is the free edition of Rich Text, a newsletter about cultural obsessions from your Internet BFFs Emma and Claire. If you like what you see and hear, consider becoming a paid subscriber. Rich Text...
  • On Bad Friends And Bad Art
    11 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 11
    The question of the bad art friend keeps reemerging, under new auspices and nomenclature — most recently, last week, thanks to a transfixing investigation by Robert Kolker in the New York Times Magazi...
  • When A Black Woman And A White Woman Co-Write A Novel About Race
    04 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    This is the free edition of Rich Text, a newsletter about cultural obsessions from your Internet BFFs Emma and Claire. If you like what you see and hear, consider becoming a paid subscriber. Rich Text...
  • 'The Circle' Part 3: 'The Circle' Is Complete
    01 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 2
    What’s up #CircleFam? The big finale of “The Circle” season 3 — which we would describe as “50% filler, but perfectly pleasant to watch” — dropped on Wednesday, so now we’re dropping our subscriber-on...
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