Dead End Follies 2017 Longform Archive
Last 2017 retrospective post, I promise.
If 2017 taught me something, it's that you clearly don't care about some books I read or movies I see, but you'll care for almost anything I can explore unpack in finer details. And I'm grateful that you find me interesting enough to stick around. Last year, I set the goal for myself to write one longform piece a month, which I achieved by writing thirteen overall. So, in case it's a slow day at work or you're home wondering what to do with yourself, here are all the longform pieces I wrote in 2017, which cover a wide variety of pop culture topics from Taylor Swift to internet memes.
The Understanding Series
Last year, I started a new series of essay where I just shared a personal pop culture obsession of mine without context or anything. In these, I explained why these topics fascinated me, tried to make you see things through my eyes and - hopefully - kickstart discussion.
Here are the nine pieces in order.
Other Longform Pieces
* Maybe my favorite thing I wrote all year.