This Week in Essays


Take an immersive trip down the Maine coast with Porter Fox at Nowhere magazine.

For The Rumpus, Nancy Jooyoun Kim examines the bizarre dynamics and privilege within the world of tourism.

At The Offing, Gabrielle Montesanti’s reflections on piss are pretty great. No, really.

For Catapult, Whiting Award-winner Tony Tulathimutte reflects on the different ways to approach being a writer.

Back at The Rumpus, Sachin Waikar grows up filling pauses on the phone with pranks and now looks back to reflect on why.


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Tamara Matthews is a Chicago-based freelance writer and editor. Visit or find her on Twitter: @writingtoatee. More from this author →