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Clare Coffey

Clare Coffey is a writer living in Idaho. Twitter: @ClareCoffey.

Articles by Clare Coffey (page 1)

March 22, 2024 3:15 am

Running After the Cult of Beauty

Tara Isabella Burton’s ‘Here in Avalon’ is a novel of complicated sisterhood, escape, and the seductive power of art.
Clare Coffey
March 11, 2024 4:37 pm

The Unspeakable Longing that Moves the World

Rachel Connolly’s debut novel is full of funny, precisely captured moments that float in a void created by the death…
Clare Coffey
January 26, 2024 12:42 am

Where the Buffalo Roamed

Ken Burns’s two-part documentary on the American buffalo helps us imagine our country as it could have been.
Clare Coffey
October 31, 2023 5:32 am

In ‘Lolly Willowes,’ the Most Extra Thing You Can Be Is a Witch

Sylvia Townsend Warner’s fable of an “extra” woman’s bid for quiet independence.
Clare Coffey
October 20, 2023 5:32 am

The Glories of the American Rodeo

A grand cultural institution that retains the power to thrill and delight.
Clare Coffey
April 27, 2023 5:30 am

You Have Permission to Be a Smartphone Skeptic

Claiming the teenage mental health crisis must be attributed to something other than personal technology forecloses an important conversation.
Clare Coffey
April 8, 2023 5:30 am

What Makes an ‘Easter Movie’?

One thing they have in common: an inability to do justice to what is actually going on, coupled with flair…
Clare Coffey
March 16, 2023 5:30 am

The ‘Mortuary Chic’ of Today’s Aspirational Kitchen

It’s almost impossible to imagine any actual cooking being done in these rooms full of dazzling white surfaces and shiny…
Clare Coffey
March 2, 2023 5:30 am

How to Save American Drinking in Five Easy Steps

By tightening some restrictions, loosening others, and rejiggering alcohol’s place in common life, we could better foster a culture of…
Clare Coffey
January 6, 2023 5:30 am

Rupi Kaur, Social Media’s Poet Laureate, Switches to Self-Help

But her view of popular creativity as a healing practice renders it immune to criticism—and excellence.
Clare Coffey