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Nicole Graev Lipson


Nicole Graev Lipson’s essay in this issue is part of her memoir-in-essays Mothers and Other Fictional Characters, forthcoming in 2025 from Chronicle Books. She lives near Boston, Massachusetts. You can follow her on Instagram: @nglipson.

— From January 2024
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Macho Baby

I know that what we call hate is sometimes love that was pushed under a rock, love deprived of light and water. “Tell me to what you pay attention,” writes the philosopher José Ortega y Gasset in his book Man and Crisis, “and I will tell you who you are.” How much love is putrefying inside boys this very moment, starved for nourishment?

January 2024
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