Cover Photo: A photograph of a sign in a front yard in front of a green bush. The sign says, in bold white all-caps text on a red background, "Wear a damn mask."
Photograph by Dalton Smith/Unsplash

In This House We Believe

I don’t believe that signs are enough, because the claims of the house are empty without the actions of the people in them.

This isUnreal Estates, a column byBeth Boyle Machlanon American mythologies of home and housing.


Love WinsHate Has No Home HereIn This House We Believe Science Is RealGuns Keep America GreatArrest Hillary and HunterNo Mask for ME


Arrest Hillary and Hunter

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The Sound of Music

Beth Boyle Machlan is a writer and teacher who lives in Brooklyn. She's working on a book of essays about real estate, identity, and desire. Her essays have appeared on Avidly, River Teeth, Guernica, The Rumpus, The Awl, and the New York Times. She yells about writing, teaching, her pets, and hockey at @bethmachlan.