This Week in Essays


Noriko Nakada writes with mesmerizing beauty on outrunning her darkness for Catapult.

In the latest TORCH installment at The Rumpus, Nadia Owusu traces the inherited trauma in her family’s history.

At The Walrus, Jason Guriel asks: is it time for writers to become hermits again?

Back at The Rumpus, Joelyn Suarez writes on the conflicted feelings that arise raising a young boy in a feminist world.

For The Point, Andrew Kay simultaneously navigates the murky waters of Tinder and tenure-track job interviews.

Lisa Renee looks at the generations of women in her family and all the complicated sentiments that arise at The Hairpin.

Take a break from essays and enjoy this delightful meeting of the minds between Mallory Ortberg and Patricia Lockwood at Lit Hub.


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