Issue 6 | July 2021

Letter from the Editor


This issue marks the completion of year two of Majuscule, a modest enough achievement given contemporary contexts, but one in which my colleagues and I take some quiet satisfaction. The essays here are some of our finest yet—and yes, I realize I write those words in this space every month; defense in truth, as some of our former associates might say. When I look back through our first five issues and the some thirty-five-odd essays and letters they comprise—an activity I heartily invite you to partake in—what jumps out at me is how fortunate I am to have worked with so many talented writers. That, happily, I hope and expect to continue for at least another two years. In the meantime, please sign up for our newsletter, follow us on social media, and, most of all, enjoy the essays that it is our privilege to publish here.

Michael Lindgren


All Tomorrow’s Parties

How the Pandemic Ate My Books

by Sheila Liming


Custom of the (Orange) County

Edith Wharton and the Real Housewives of O.C.

by Kristin Lacey


Here’s Your Kitchen of Tomorrow

Retrofuturism, Domestic Technology, and the False Promise of Utopia

by Elizabeth Saxe


Queer Enough

On Capitalism, Marginalization, and Endless Competition

by Liana DeMasi


Letter from India | S. B. Easwaran


Letter from Washington DC | Sarah Cypher


Letter from England | Dave Levitan