The Small Miracle of Immigrant Stories on TV

Marisol has black crescent-thick eyebrows and a lethal stare that can cut just about anyone down to size. She doesn’t come from much; she lives with her mom, who is a housekeeper, and her brother, who quit school to work as a day laborer, in a converted garage in San...

Kobe Bryant, an Unforgiving Innovator of the NBA

Kobe Bryant was his own physics. All matter and motion, seemingly gravity-defiant. Or maybe it is more accurate to say he was Mt. Kilimanjaro, unmoving and not easily conquered. A kind of natural wonder. Or maybe that he was art—textural, operatic, insistent on...

The Strange, Subtle Matter of ASMR Erotica

There are exceptions. An ASMRtist called Eduardo is popular among both women and gay men. His videos range from all types of role play, including “Naughty boyfriend,” “Shirtless boyfriend,” “Spanish boyfriend,” “Male burglar,” and “Hot Farting Stud With Bloated Gut.”...