Re: Hate Mail

Upon receiving a deluge of menacing emails, Amy Kurzweil wonders: can she really extend a writer’s empathy to the dangerous demands of men on the internet?

Source: Longreads
Published: Nov 14, 2018
Length: 9 minutes (2,322 words)

Falling for my Booty Call

In this personal essay,Sarah Kasbeer reflects on a history of hookups — and why they left her cold.

Source: Longreads
Published: Nov 12, 2018
Length: 15 minutes (3,867 words)

Partners in Crime: The Life, Loves, & Nuyorican Noir of Jerry Rodriguez

Michael Gonzales tells a story of an enduring friendship.

Source: Longreads
Published: Nov 9, 2018
Length: 21 minutes (5,320 words)

Paks 1918: A Pogrom and a Prelude

Howard Lovy retells his grandfather’s childhood accounts of anti-Jewish violence and blood libel in pre-Holocaust Hungary.

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Published: Nov 8, 2018
Length: 16 minutes (4,186 words)

The Secrets We Keep

A personal essay in which Deena ElGenaidi takes stock of the truths she and her Muslim family members hide from one another.

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Published: Nov 5, 2018
Length: 10 minutes (2,651 words)

Theater of Forgiveness

A personal essay in which Hafizah Geter contemplates the personal and cultural legacy of violence against Black bodies.

Source: Longreads
Published: Nov 2, 2018
Length: 32 minutes (8,050 words)

The Possessed: Dispatches from the Third Trimester

On pregnancy, demons, and Stranger Things.

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Published: Oct 30, 2018
Length: 11 minutes (2,913 words)

Dress You Up in My Love

A personal essay in which Doree Shafrir reflects on how Halloween changed for her after struggling with infertility.

Source: Longreads
Published: Oct 31, 2018
Length: 12 minutes (3,123 words)

The First Time I Moved to New York

The fantasies Alexander Chee had of New York before he moved there didn’t fully prepare him for what it was like to love the city.

Source: Longreads
Published: Oct 29, 2018
Length: 9 minutes (2,448 words)

The Boy Who Wasn’t My Boyfriend

In this personal essay, Allie Zenwirth falls in love within the confines of an all-male Chasidic school.

Source: Longreads
Published: Oct 26, 2018
Length: 13 minutes (3,360 words)