How To Write A Contrarian Thinkpiece

You probably think that the online contrarian thinkpiece represents a new low in journalism: a dispensable, reactionary quasi-essay written by a condescending know-it-all, and published by a magazine desperate for web traffic. Well, guess what? You’re wrong, you stupid idiot.…

Adolescent Repair While You Wait

Adolescent Repair While You Wait

The summer of ’87. World population reached five billion people. Ronald Reagan challenged Gorbachev to tear down the Wall. The Harmonic Convergence ushered in a new era of universal peace and brotherly love. And in Texas, thousands of teenagers were being thrown into for-profit psychiatric hospitals, put on antipsychotic meds, and kept there until their family insurance ran out. I had the good luck to be one of them.