1. Lillian Li's piece on the American-ness of eating Chinese on Christmas is lovely.
2. Celeste Ng's piece on resistance as optimism is also wonderful.
3. This roundup of the responses author Saladin Ahmed got when he asked what male writers get wrong about teenage girls was wonderful. (Although I admit when I saw this conversation in Twitter, one of my faves was that without glasses I do not become 100% hotter. I look like me, without glasses. Apologies, my search is not finding the author of that one at the moment.)