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.”