Weekend Essay Roundup

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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 →