Weekend Essay Roundup

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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.


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 →