How to Grant Your Child an Inner Life

From software that tracks children’s movements, to cars that only drive so far, American parents have many advanced ways to protect their children, but don’t kids deserve some privacy the way we did before the internet?

 

Author: Jess Row
Source: The New Yorker
Published: Feb 18, 2019
Length: 8 minutes (2,036 words)

What Are White Writers For?

“It was around this time that I first realized something nonwhite writers learn almost by default: for a fiction writer to deny that fiction is in some way political—in the sense of existing in an inherently politicized world—is not only an act of bad faith but a kind of artistic failure. How can we not, as writers, grasp that our own political existence, our own subjectivity, our citizenship, our racial and cultural identities, and the arguments of our time, are not material for our art, that these things are in some sense not all part of one ongoing conversation?”

Author: Jess Row
Published: Sep 30, 2016
Length: 8 minutes (2,089 words)