Eating for Two

“My husband and I shared a love of food. Then he cheated on me when I was seven months pregnant.”

Source: The Cut
Published: Mar 25, 2020
Length: 10 minutes (2,577 words)

Where Water Used to Be

A look at another crisis the world is facing: water scarcity. Rosa Lyster examines the water-stressed cities of Cape Town and Mexico City — cities grappling with issues related to climate change, infrastructure, and inequality.

Published: Mar 25, 2020
Length: 11 minutes (2,810 words)

Learning to Swim Taught Me More Than I Bargained For

In this braided essay, Jazmine Hughes contemplates her resistance to both learning to swim and coming out, and the empowerment each experience offers her when she finally surrenders to them.

Published: Mar 24, 2020
Length: 20 minutes (5,005 words)

Since I Became Symptomatic

A month after filing for divorce, single mom Leslie Jamison contracted COVID-19. She wrote this meditation on single parenthood, loneliness, longing, and frustration while sheltering in place — and sweating out the virus — with her 2-year-old daughter.

Published: Mar 26, 2020
Length: 6 minutes (1,500 words)

The Unlisted

How people without an address are stripped of their basic rights—an excerpt from The Address Book.

Source: The Guardian
Published: Mar 26, 2020
Length: 15 minutes (3,755 words)

How the Pandemic Will End

“The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out.”

Author: Ed Yong
Source: The Atlantic
Published: Mar 25, 2020
Length: 22 minutes (5,549 words)

At the Very Beginning of the Great Alaska Earthquake

“Many people mistook the low growl of the churning earth for a nuclear bomb.” An excerpt from THIS IS CHANCE! 

Source: LitHub
Published: Mar 24, 2020
Length: 8 minutes (2,100 words)

Nearly a Million Children Left Behind in Venezuela as Parents Migrate

Seven years into an economic crisis, mothers and fathers have been forced to go abroad in search of work, leaving hundreds of thousands of children in the hands of relatives, friends — and sometimes, one another.

Published: Mar 24, 2020
Length: 7 minutes (1,900 words)

The Heat Reporter

What you see in the aftermath of California’s fires.

Published: Mar 25, 2020
Length: 14 minutes (3,690 words)

Dreams of Stone

Searching for paradise in Ethiopia’s rock churches

Published: Mar 23, 2020
Length: 23 minutes (5,933 words)