Highly Pigmented: YouTube and Millennial Expectations

Highly pigmented. Not works well or is smartly designed or of quality—the focus is generally on how brightly colored an eyeshadow palette is. However, just because something is rich in color doesn’t it mean it’s good.



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The Offing: Happy Birthday!

In celebration of the generous support we have received from family, friends, writers, artists, and readers, we look back at some of our favorite pieces from the year.


History / Lit Pass / Fail

Lately, I have been searching for novels that collapse linear chronologies. Instead of stories that imply some march towards Progress in their telling, why not foreground the novels on the unrepeatability of life, memory, and vanishings?


William Shakespeare’s Sticky Metaphors

But some time after I first encountered the term, I realized that, as much as I’d recognized in limerence, the word recognized me right back.


Ten Times I Have Misunderstood Monogamy

The possibility is raised that these groups are one and the same, are in fact only collapsable into a bacteria-shaped mass made of​ the jealous​, ​the non-monogamous​, ​people​.


Cities Without Cafes

“Maybe, if there were more of us in the city insisting on just the small things in life, and we had a space to exist, he wouldn’t have to die.”


Modern Nostalgia

The Powerpuff Girls, Stranger Things, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Turtles, Toonami, Power Rangers and Hey Arnold are all back for the modern age, and shows like BoJack Horseman comment on the 20- and 30-something’s longing for the past