The Wing Has $118 Million in Funding, Superfans Like Meryl Streep, and Plenty of Skeptics. It’s Just Getting Started.

A profile of Audrey Gelman and The Wing, the very Instagram-able, growing co-working brand she co-founded, as it gears up for new expansion, and faces some growing pains.

Source: Inc.
Published: Sep 18, 2019
Length: 13 minutes (3,375 words)

The Quest for New Friendships in the Dregs of Adulthood

“Roshani Chokshi always had friends — until she had to make all new ones. The best-selling author chronicles the rocky road to meeting people as an adult.”

Source: Shondaland
Published: Sep 10, 2019
Length: 7 minutes (1,816 words)

Keeping My Promise to Popo

In this personal essay, as Anne Liu Kellor says goodbye to her Chinese grandmother in the hospital, she taps into buried memories and family trauma.

Source: Longreads
Published: Sep 18, 2019
Length: 10 minutes (2,604 words)

Did the Heir to the Red Bull Empire Get Away with Murder?

Thailand’s justice system has a track for the rich and a track for everyone else, and this corrupt double standard extends to tax laws, international national borders, and murder.

Source: The Walrus
Published: Sep 4, 2019
Length: 10 minutes (2,558 words)

My Terezin Diary

Octogenarian documentary filmmaker Zuzana Justman tells the story of her family’s imprisonment at Terezin, a Czech concentration camp also known as Theresienstadt, through the lens of what she didn’t write in the diary she kept then, which she relocated a few years ago.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Sep 16, 2019
Length: 26 minutes (6,514 words)

Ghostlands

One upstate New York resident discovers the violent local history of the farmland she bought. Known as the Anti-Rent War, this history is closely tied with America’s complicated ideal about land ownership and dominion, and resonates far wider than its location suggests.

Source: Granta
Published: Mar 14, 2019
Length: 27 minutes (6,975 words)

White Ink and the Great American Macho

There are numerous ways to tell stories. In her turn of the century MFA program, one writer encountered a literary culture that espoused gendered aesthetics and centered on the idea of male genius, in turn marginalizing any forms that went against its preferred linear, narrative, economic style ─ against anything “feminine.” Junot Diaz is only part of this story.

Source: Iowa Review
Published: Sep 10, 2019
Length: 34 minutes (8,700 words)

It Comes in Waves

In this personal essay, years after her cousin was killed, Lilly Dancyger is haunted by images of murdered women in the news.

Source: Longreads
Published: Sep 16, 2019
Length: 11 minutes (2,790 words)

I Toured the ‘Brady Bunch’ House and It Did Not Go As Planned

To try to create more viewers from an aging generation who grew up on The Brady Bunch, HGTV created a show about renovating the Brady’s iconic home, but this 1970s nostalgia wasn’t all good vibes and sunny skies.

Author: Joel Stein
Source: GEN
Published: Sep 10, 2019
Length: 7 minutes (1,816 words)

‘Soulful Vanilla Child’: When Pink Was Black

As a kid, the author mistook the pop/R&B artist Pink for a light-skinned black woman. In this reported essay, she takes a look at the cultural forces that encouraged that misconception.

Source: Jezebel
Published: Sep 12, 2019
Length: 15 minutes (3,975 words)