Why Cold Takes? Why now?

Are you over hot takes? Y’all, I am over them So. Over. Them.

Hot takes are quick, messy and partial. They only give us the fastest views of an event, a moment, or a person. They don’t give us depth or nuance or complexity. Hot takes are everywhere.

So, I am aiming for something different: the cold take, a thoughtful, complicated and distanced view. I want takes that are ice cold, lovely, and true. This newsletter is all about my cold takes (and the cold takes of other writers too) as well as personal essays about mental disorder, emotions, gender, parenting, and life.

I’ll include links to what I'm reading and writing, most of the time.

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Here’s the coolest thing (see what I did there?). When you subscribe, you get every new take or essay directly to your inbox. I send my writing to you. You only have to open an email. So easy.

So, come, read along with me.