Memoirist Elizabeth Wurtzel was working on this, her final personal essay, when she passed away on January 7th, 2020 from metastatic breast cancer. In the piece she reveals that as her health was declining, her marriage was unraveling, and that she was still wrestling with new information her mother finally revealed a couple of years ago: that her biological father was not the same man as the father she grew up with. With an introduction and end note from her editor and friend, Garance Franke-Ruta.
A 52-year-old former Naval officer enrolls as an undergraduate at Yale, alongside a primarily 18- to 22-year-old student body. Contrary to what his contemporaries expect, in the midst of tackling complicated ideas with his classmates, despite their differences, he finds he has great respect for his them — and they have great respect for him.
The $100 calculators have been required in classrooms for more than twenty years, as students and teachers still struggle to afford them.
“Yang very much wants to be president, and he’s got a plan to do it that’s both modern in design and relatively straightforward. He also has hats.”
“Here, in the parallel city, boys who have never heard of Sandy Koufax trade rabbi cards and tape beards of white cotton balls to their chins on the holiday of masquerades. In this city, where the old ways will always outlive the latest lifestyle, it is said that every outsider hates Jews, even those who pretend not to.”
Greensboro didn’t have a “shootout” and Tulsa didn’t have a “race riot.” But it took decades of work for language to catch up to history.
A recent rule change allows American-born baseball players to go pro in Mexico—and they’re fielding a familiar backlash.
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.