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Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee: Scanning the different sounds of silence

I once was driving through rural Kentucky, pressed the scan button on the car radio and for the first time felt the totality of nothingness. The few seconds of dead air as the digital numbers cycled the dial wi...
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Ryan Lee: The gift of rejection: a Christmas story

In the early hours of last Christmas, as the crowd at Bulldogs was exiting onto Peachtree Street and Santa was approaching Hawaii, I programmed into my phone the number of a handsome guy with whom flirtatious g...
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Ryan Lee: Boys in the barbershop

Having been single for all of this decade, my closest and most enduring relationships with other men have been with my barbers. This is not uncommon, as there are few platonic relationships more intimate than b...
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Ryan Lee: The other side of #metoo

I don't fully understand trigger warnings and have therefore usually mocked them, but I feel the need to state upfront that this column addresses childhood rape, and is written from the perspective of the child...
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Ryan Lee: The hidden costs of ‘quarantine’

McGill University is a proud Montreal institution which, according to Wikipedia, "counts among its alumni 12 Nobel laureates and 142 Rhodes Scholars." And then there's Georgia Rep. Betty Price, who tried to und...