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Joy Netanya Thompson is a writer and editor based in Los Angeles. She is the author of the monthly-ish newsletter Midweek Joy (tinyletter.com/joynetanyathompson).

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The Spiritual Practice of Crying on a Peloton Bike

“Any recommendations for a grief ride?” I typed into a Facebook subgroup for Peloton users.…

Review: ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Turns Its Female Stories into Powerful Myths

When Big Little Lies premiered as a limited series on HBO in February 2017, it…

Review: Amy Poehler’s ‘Wine Country’ Subverts Typical Female-Story Tropes

“Rest and laughter are the most spiritual and subversive acts of all,” Anne Lamott once…

Jack Pearson on ‘This Is Us’ Deserves Sainthood—And an Emmy

At the heart of of NBC’s Emmy-nominated drama This Is Us is a saint. Jack…

How Netflix’s ‘The Letdown’ Captures the Joys and Pains of Early Motherhood

There was a time when the absolute highlight of my week was a Tuesday morning…