The Sound of My Inbox

“In a newsletter, the reader is welcomed as a supporter, an ally — or perhaps even a friend.”

Source: The Cut
Published: Jul 7, 2021
Length: 15 minutes (3,879 words)

The Therapy-App Fantasy: An Overwhelming Demand for Counseling has Spawned Slickly Marketed Companies Promising a Service They Cannot Possibly Provide.

“Like Tinder, a therapy app serves up a tantalizing array of faces and names with the promise of choice and agency. But even if some users get lucky, a satisfying relationship is hardly guaranteed.”

Source: The Cut
Published: Mar 29, 2021
Length: 26 minutes (6,526 words)

The Tyranny of Terrazzo: Will the Millennial Aesthetic Ever End?

Clean, soothing, predicatable, controlled, and ready for Instagram.

Source: The Cut
Published: Mar 3, 2020
Length: 15 minutes (3,920 words)

Maybe It’s Lyme: What Happens When Illness Becomes an Identity?

Molly Fischer dives deep into the growing culture of “chronic Lyme,” a sort of wild West where a proliferation of unconventional approaches to diagnosis and treatment contradict the medical establishment’s contention that, despite some possible lasting symptoms, Lyme is not chronic; and where sufferers find identity and community.

Source: The Cut
Published: Jul 24, 2019
Length: 31 minutes (7,926 words)