Julia Scott

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The Enchanting Mr. Rice Guy

Notre Dame Magazine
January 20th, 2022

Maybe you had an imaginary friend in childhood. I did. And 32 years later, in the midst of a global pandemic, he came back again.

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Seeing the National Guard in your community can mean there’s a crisis — whether it’s the coronavirus pandemic or protests against racial injustice. They are often deployed to assist local law enforcement under a “coordinated command structure.”

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Tear gas can degrade lung health and make a person more susceptible to coronavirus infection, said a UCSF doctor. Being arrested and detained in close quarters also increases the risk of exposure to the virus.

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Americans don’t need to name their success stories constantly because they’re all sewn into the tech mythology. But history is being made in real time by Canadians at home and abroad in an industry that has little narrative of its own.

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An essay for The Walrus about how we grapple with the deep question of belonging in Trump’s America, seen though the lens of growing up in a Quebec that was pushing for separation — and pushing my family out.

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The Loneliest Man in Belize

New York Times Magazine
May 22nd, 2015

Caleb Orozco. Photo credit Julia Scott

Five years ago, Caleb Orozco lent his name to a legal challenge to overturn Belize’s anti-sodomy laws. Now his name is a national slur.

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My Bed Runneth Over

San Francisco Magazine
February 15th, 2015

“So are you guys in an equilateral triangle, or are you more of a V?” A dark-haired woman leans over to an eager-looking young couple seated next to her and holds up her thumb and forefinger. Each of the V signifies a person; the fleshy connective tissue between them stands for the partner to whom they’re both sexually connected.

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I went 28 days without applying soaps, shampoo or deodorant while I tested out an invisible live bacterial body spray that promised to leave my skin feeling cleaner and more hydrated. Here’s what happened next.

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