Not Your Daddy’s Freud

Plus, any culture that has just produced “MILF Manor” is going through something Freudian. ‘You’re Working With People’s Fantasies’ In her 1981 book about psychoanalysis, “The Impossible Profession,” Janet Malcolm interviews a pseudonymous analyst. “The insights of psychoanalysis are never taken for granted from one generation to the next,” he says. “Each generation has to…

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The Reclamation of the Babydoll Dress

The babydoll dress swept through the spring 2023 runways like no other silhouette. From Loewe’s dynamic striped wonders to Versace’s Courtney Love-esque little nothings, loose-fitting, pint-sizes dresses with major volume quickly became the garment on everyone’s minds. And then, there was M3GAN, 2023’s lifelike AI doll horror heroine who proudly sports a pale pink silk…

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An Independent Barbados

One sunny Saturday in the middle of the island of Barbados, in the eastern Caribbean, among former sugar cane plantations, I found myself eating fried sea cat in the yard of a rum shop called De Thirsty Lizard in the village of Bridgefield. Remixed versions of Rihanna songs and reggae bounced across the gravel courtyard…

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