This Week in Essays

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For Slate, Rebecca Onion offers a reminder that the #metoo movement has a historical foundation it can build on.

At Electric Literature, Elissa Washuta negotiates the complications of Thanksgiving and all that it signifies.

“Place is not a fixed geography but a dynamic presence.” Here at The Rumpus, Shastri Akella fluidly crosses and recrosses borders.

Claire Dederer talks art monsters and Woody Allen at the Paris Review.

Jen Gann shares a heartbreaking story of genetic testing and birth decisions for The Cut.

Back at The Rumpus, Abel Sierra Madero writes about Fidel Castro, Playboy magazine, and image building.

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