This Week in Essays


At Food & Wine, Samantha Irby discovers one of the toughest parts of marriage is sharing a refrigerator.

Liesl Schwabe finds acceptance in learning to parent her son through addiction, here at The Rumpus.

For Longreads, Osama Shehzad holds tight to a name that others want to give him grief for.

Over at the Walrus, Michael O’Shea looks at how commercial enterprise is encroaching on the bounds of space and the few federal laws that exist to regulate it.

At Meanjin, Rachel Coghlan considers quarantine fatigue and our new normal.

In Dana Robbins’s family, cooking and food represent both care and control, at the Smart Set.


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