This Week in Essays


For The Nasiona, Mydalis Vera revels in the bread that we don’t have to make.

Anubha Momin’s mother’s deep connection to architecture comes into focus on a road trip to Frank Lloyd Wright’s houses, over at The Walrus.

At the VIDA Review, Wren Awry finds connection with their birth father through pizza-making.

At Aeon, Katherine Angel longs for a public discourse where women might share their truths without shame.

For Smithsonian Magazine, Tony Perrottet travels to eastern Oregon and explores its diverse history.


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