The Scream

“Is this the end for Muslims in India?”

Source: The Baffler
Published: Jul 10, 2021
Length: 13 minutes (3,300 words)

Grief’s Anatomy

“Hope awaits organizers like a trap.”

Source: The Baffler
Published: Jan 4, 2021
Length: 8 minutes (2,074 words)

Back from the Afterlife

“Misadventures in near-death experience.”

Source: The Baffler
Published: Jan 20, 2021
Length: 22 minutes (5,521 words)

Eat Your Vegetables

“On Deborah Madison and the taint of vegetarianism.”

Source: The Baffler
Published: Nov 24, 2020
Length: 6 minutes (1,530 words)

One Man’s Trash

“Two new books reveal the meaning latent in the junk we collect.”

Source: The Baffler
Published: Sep 21, 2020
Length: 9 minutes (2,398 words)

The Empire of All Maladies

For indigenous people, the real pandemic has always been the contagion of colonialism.

Author: Nick Estes
Source: The Baffler
Published: Jul 20, 2020
Length: 12 minutes (3,200 words)

Waste Away

“To say that we’re drowning in our shit—the shit we all made together—is no longer a figure of speech in Lebanon today.” Lina Mounzer writes about Beirut’s broken sewage system and the political and economic factors that have drowned the city in its own waste.

Source: The Baffler
Published: Jul 7, 2020
Length: 13 minutes (3,363 words)

Death, Disembodied

In the wake of COVID-19, Ann Neumann asks on behalf of a nation in mourning: “how do we honor the dead when we can’t see them, touch them, gather to comfort ourselves?”

Source: The Baffler
Published: Jul 30, 2020
Length: 10 minutes (2,513 words)

A Pretty Penny

A review of two novels set in contemporary East Asia, If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha and Breast and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami. Both critique wealth, beauty, and power through the lens of various young women.

Source: The Baffler
Published: May 13, 2020
Length: 12 minutes (3,212 words)

On a Wing and a Mayor

Are mayors the heroes of 21st century politics, or is going from getting the snow shoveled and the sewer lines fixed to managing a global pandemic a leap too far?

Source: The Baffler
Published: Mar 30, 2020
Length: 9 minutes (2,274 words)