Maggie Chirdo is a writer, historian, and graphic designer based in Houston. Her work focuses on American history, LGBTQ communities, pop culture, books, and whatever else keeps her up at night. Her quest to locate the perfect cable knit sweater is ongoing.

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Recent Writing


Beneath Everything the Future Still Exists” — in Little Blue Marble

The Five Songbirds of Grief” — in Entropy Magazine

Spring Pushed Winter off the Empire State” — in The Interlude

Surrounded” — in print at Texas Observer

Bitch Media

The “Magic School Bus” Reboot Ditches Ms. Frizzle Extravagant Spirit 

How Velma Shaped Lesbian Culture

The Interlude

‘The Gold Persimmon’ Q+A: Lindsay Merbaum on Opulent Hotels, LGBTQ Horror, and Literary Cocktails

Everyone Needs Three Email Addresses

Jab Jams: An Upbeat COVID-19 Vaccination Playlist

Writing Letters When There’s Nothing to Write About

“Nancy” Says Farewell by Passing the Queer Podcasting Torch

Welcome Back 2 School: An Editor’s Letter

Congresswoman AOC Deserves Fancy Clothes Because We All Do


Lorde’s ‘Solar Power’ Nearly Satirizes Our Wellness Obsession

¡Hola Papi!: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons – J.P. Brammer’s Memoir

What ‘WandaVision’ Proves About Grief

Mary Shelley’ Finally Allowed to Be A Misunderstood Teen

‘Good Manners’ Returns Fairy Tales To The Horror Genre

‘Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story’

Artists Embrace the Wes Anderson Aesthetic at ‘Isle Of Dogs’ Exhibit

Florence + The Machine’s “My Boy Builds Coffins”


Supreme Court Rules Federal Law Protects LGBT People from Workplace Discrimination

Resources for Texans During Extreme Winter Storms

Did NYU Kimmel Operations Fire an Employee for Speaking Spanish?

Andrew Cuomo Dropped the N-word on Live Radio

NYU Will Not Rename Steinhardt After Namesake Admitted to Making Inappropriate Remarks