Weekend Rumpus Roundup


First, shaky cultural bridges are strengthened through mourning in Lito Velázquez’s Saturday Essay, “A Taste of Something, Slowly Over Time.”

Then, Brandon Hicks offers an illustrated early Valentine’s Day treat: true love and eternal happiness is churned out in the automated romantic experience of a lifetime.

Finally, in the Sunday Essay, Beth Roddy recalls the rite of passages offered in the innocent violence of her generation’s favorite pastime: playing The Oregon Trail in middle school computer class.

Amanda Hildebrand is a painter and writer based in Los Angeles. She Instagrams: @amandahilly. More from this author →