In the throes of a crush, other people can appear very distorted, which tends to feel like a violation, even if nobody else even knows or cares. There are antidotes for this, and Arthur Russell's music is a good one.
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About a decade ago, I realized that the faceless, anonymous man in my fantasies about men was not faceless or anonymous at all: he was Elliott Gould.
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The relationships we form with neighbors we hear but can't see are crushlike. They also serve as a constant reminder that, even in isolation, one exists…
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Hypochondria and obsessive crushing are similar conditions: both are all-consuming, interpretive fevers, and both bear the stigma of being a lot about…
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In the years since his romance with Ariana Grande — a narrative as captivating for its hopelessness as anything else — Pete Davidson has expanded from…
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Joe Pesci's long, winding life and career contains moments of incredible vulnerability, upending American mythologies around failure and success. And…
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Introducing Crush Material, a series about crushes and how best to love people we don't really know.
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Crush Material