Margot Mifflin

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  • 14 years ago

    Every cultural journalist dreams of unearthing a historical figure whose dramatic life story is a flash point for social issues of an era, and Michelle Stacey has found one in Mollie Fancher. In 1865, after 18-year-old Fancher was accidentally dra...

  • 15 years ago

    If you read Marisa Silver's debut story, "The Passenger," in The New Yorker last year, it probably got under your skin. "I have a ring in my nose and a ring in my navel, and people make assumptions about me. None of them are true. I'm not a punk o...

  • 15 years ago

    "Nothing breaks down social, moral, and legal boundaries faster than bodies that are thought to be misbehaving," the critic Louise Kransniewicz once observed, and there's no boundary-basher like a tattoo. But as tattoos creep into the mainstream, ...


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