This Week in Essays


For Aeon, Ben Thomas writes a reflective essay that looks at the ways humans preserve the past in anticipation of the future.

Here at The Rumpus, Patricia Grisafi examines the role of female revenge on Game of Thrones.

Jay Caspian Kang puts a tragic incident into the complicated context of Asian American brotherhood for the New York Times Magazine.

While working for a nonprofit, Jonah Galeota-Sprung documents the homeless and comes to understand America’s housing problem in an essay at The Point.

Back at The Rumpus, Jennifer Haupt navigates her family’s grief for a lost sister.

For Hazlitt, Stephen Thomas examines the scourge of lonely men and the social conditions that lead them there.


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