Happy Labor Day, everyone! We hope you’re able to take it easy today. If you’re planning on knocking around the Rumpus for a bit, check out these fantastic essays we posted over the weekend. You won’t regret it:
Jake Cline remembers Beth Orton’s Central Reservation, and why shared music taste shouldn’t necessarily be a relationship dealbreaker.
Steve Almond remarks on the GOP’s increased use of “racial incitement,” despite the Party’s historical support of civil rights and anti-slavery legislation.
And Martha Bayne explores, in stunning and beautiful detail, the essence of choice as it pertains to women’s reproductive health.