Weekend Essay Roundup


It’s officially autumn! We welcome you to think about scarves, soup, and playing in giant piles of leaves, but maybe after reading the three great essays we published this weekend first:

Matthew Salesses tackles singular models of racial identity—and so much more—in a follow-up to his previous Rumpus essay, “Different Racisms: On Jeremy Lin and How The Rules of Racism Are Different for Asian Americans.”

Zoe Ruiz meets a Kink.com star, who also happens to be her long-time porn crush, and experiences an intense collision of fantasy and reality.

And Michelle Dean has a few things to say about the Brooklyn Book Festival, being a writer in Brooklyn, and the point at which we might be “hitting the exsanguination point on Brooklyn.”

Rebecca Rubenstein is the Editor-in-Chief of Midnight Breakfast. When not reading books made of paper, she can be found thinking aloud on Twitter. She resides in San Francisco and maintains a healthy relationship with the fog. Rebecca is Interviews Editor Emeritus for The Rumpus. More from this author →