Emmeline Clein

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Emmeline Clein is a writer living in Brooklyn. Her criticism, essays, and reporting have been published in outlets including The Yale Review, VICE, BuzzFeed, and Berlin Quarterly.


Cover Photo: Two images of Kim Kardashian standing against a dark peach background. Her blonde hair is slicked back and she is wearing a tight, glittery beige fitted dress.
The Enduring Myth of the It Girl

The mystique behind icons like Kim Kardashian and Marilyn Monroe comes from the parts of American culture we prefer not to look at too closely.

Aug 03, 2022
Cover Photo: A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe and the writer Carson McCullers. McCullers has her hand on Monroe's cheek and is planting a kiss on her opposite cheek while Monroe smiles widely.
For Queer Girls, Simping Is a Love Language

I’m embracing the label, with all its yearning, try-hard connotations, because desire shouldn’t be embarrassing and love does require trying hard.

May 02, 2022