This Week in Essays


Diane Seuss writes for Essay Daily on the particularities of the Midwesther Midwest.

At Guernica, Susanna Space writes on the human relationship to marine mammals in scientific and military settings.

Here at The Rumpus, Indu Subaiya works hard to blend the different religions and cultures in her life.

For Real Life, Ella Comberg writes on the unique eye on the pandemic offered by Google Street View.

Adam Golub unleashes his inner rock star at Atticus Review.

At Words Without Borders, Igiaba Scego’s experience as a Somali-Italian changes through the help of one special teacher.

Charles G. Thompson writes on how TV offered comfort through an unstable childhood, back at The Rumpus.


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