As a Jewish New Yorker, Candy Schulman is surprised to find a small town in Andalusia celebrating the co-existence of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish cultures, despite the area’s dark racist history.
In this personal essay, a visit to Auschwitz makes Eliza Margarita Bates only more determined to have a baby, despite her painful chronic illness.
You never stop learning how to read — probably because you also never stop forgetting how to read.
A personal essay in which Joy Notoma grapples with: saying goodbye to friends before a move, the complicated grief of shunning, and the way one parting can be a painful reminder of so many others.
For the Fine Lines series, Laura Lippman writes about her own unique diet plan, which requires that you eat whatever you want whenever you want to eat it, and declare yourself beautiful.
In this personal essay, a guide in Puerto Rico inadvertently leads Suzanne Roberts to stop collecting men as if they were souvenirs.
Ayşegül Savaş contemplates the way women’s and men’s time is valued and the uneven burden taken by women writers in literary citizenship.
A personal essay in which Diane Shipley confronts her history of sexual dysfunction and wonders who decides what “normal” is, anyway.
Amye Archer explores her own relationship with the shooting at Sandy Hook as she works with survivors to tell their stories.
A personal essay in which Leigh Hopkins faces the hidden truth about the world’s most famous spiritual surgeon, and the irresistible desire to find “the cure.”