This Week in Essays


For Polygon, Angeline Rodriguez takes a look at the movie The Green Knight through the lens of race.

Max Abelson dives into the corner of the Internet Archive where Deadheads roam for n + 1.

Jax Connelly musters through the pandemic, dog walk by dog walk, at Nowhere.

Tamara Kneese looks at the history and patterns of at-home gig work for Real Life.

At the Atlantic, George Packer tracks two stories of escape from Kabul.


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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 →