Present Tense: Allie Brosh, Donald Glover, And Hurting Right Now by Linda Holmes
Against “The Death of the Novel” by Sam Sacks
Hey Arnold!’s Thanksgiving episode is about making peace with your own weirdness by David Sims, Brandon Nowalk, Pilot Viruet & Sonia Saraiya
Counting Bodies by p.e cuts right to the core of why crime dramas, especially current ones, make me queasy: they saturate our culture with the bodies of dead women, bodies that have been reduced to objects.
The Song of Solomon: The Cultural Crater of 12 Years a Slave by Wesley Morris
Therapy: The Cause of, and Solution to, All of Writers’ Problems by Meredith Turtis explores how there is a whole niche corner of therapy exclusively catering to writers suffering from writer’s block. The insecurity of writers is impacted by a lot of things, and therapy, especially talk therapy where through talking out emotions and events one can spin a narrative of the self, is one of them.
Goodbye to All This by Lauren Quinn is an essay that tackles one of my biggest insecurities, one of the issues I struggle most with: the difference between writing and Being A Writer and do I really have the right to call myself a “writer”?