This Week in Essays


Camonghne Felix writes for The Cut on Andrew Cuomo, sex, power, and politics.

For The Walrus, Mireille Silcoff tracks the progression from joy-sparking minimalism to our current jubilant maximalism in interior design.

Here at The Rumpus, Carolina De Robertis writes on inspiration, imagination, and the deep wells that writers draw from.

For Catapult, Matt Ortile takes up baking to feel closer to his deceased mother.

At Longreads, Bernice L. McFadden gets a seat at the table—and the microaggressions that come with it.

Upon the birth of her son, Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers reflects on being assaulted by a guitar teacher, back at The Rumpus.


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Tamara Matthews is a Chicago-based freelance writer and editor. Visit or find her on Twitter: @writingtoatee. More from this author →