This Week in Essays


At Catapult, Pia Ceres writes on immigration and shares stories of undocumented people of the Filipinx diaspora in the US.

Here at The Rumpus, Katherine Scott Nelson threads together family history with their evolving queer identity.

For Granta, Erika Krouse tells a fascinating story of working as a private investigator to help bring in lawsuits.

Angelica Jade Bastién shows how it’s possible to both love and hate a troubling cultural artifact like Gone with the Wind over at Vulture.

Back at The Rumpus, D.L. Mayfield looks for the shiny spots of hope among those viewed less fortunate.

“Perhaps to let something go, you need to write it away.” Brett Ortler is haunted by a highway death over at Fanzine.


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