Commentary on Ariel Schrag’s upcoming book, ADAM
It’s a reversal of the learning curve that many trans people face after transition, and of the uncomfortable masquerade that many trans people face before it: Adam, who feels like a boy and was born and raised male, has to find out how to pass as trans, what a trans man in his twenties would and would not, could and could not, say and do…
“There were elements of being trans that Adam related to,” Schrag explains. “Trans people often saw transition as the start of the real life … and this was exactly how Adam felt.” The old Adam, that high-school misfit, “was dead to him.” When he goes on a date, he feels that he is “transforming … into the perfect version of himself.”
The San Francisco real estate market is, technically speaking, muy caliente. If you’ve looked for an apartment recently, or follow our blog, you know that rental prices have exploded and small homes sell for more than Detroit skyscrapers.
San Francisco is a beautiful place, with a bustling economy that has drawn tens of thousands of new residents over the past few years. But the supply of housing is relatively fixed as large swathes of the city aren’t zoned for the type of high density housing that could accommodate the increased demand. So the price of housing has increased.
The San Francisco Rent Explosion: Part II
Proof that we survived the earthquake. Sarah says meh. All is well.
Good morning evening whatever SF
On tonight’s edition of “what the hell do I do with all these peppers?” Graham makes chicken and peppers with garlicky yogurt.
“The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is a powerful illustration of why fantasy matters in the first place. … I bristle whenever fantasy is characterized as escapism. It’s not a very accurate way to describe it; in fact, I think fantasy is a powerful tool for coming to an understanding of oneself. The magic trick here, the sleight of hand, is that when you pass through the portal, you re-encounter in the fantasy world the problems you thought you left behind in the real world. Edmund doesn’t solve any of his grievances or personality disorders by going through the wardrobe. If anything, they’re exacerbated and brought to a crisis by his experiences in Narnia. When you go to Narnia, your worries come with you. Narnia just becomes the place where you work them out and try to resolve them.”
– Lev Grossman writes for The Atlantic about The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and why fantasy isn’t escapism. (via millionsmillions)
Add a kayak, and that’s my dream home.