“The boundaries between the worlds of families and everyone else in society seem to be getting more and more entrenched, and transgressing them is frowned upon.”
“Americans have always had issues raising their children as citizens instead of tiny, mighty monarchs.”
On letting go of potential and other myths of greatness.
“Jeanine Cummins can write about Mexico — but she will be judged on whether her writing actually captures the experiential and emotional and ethical complexity of that place, and she will be judged with extra care because she is an outsider.”
Sarah Menkedick examines the perils inherent in trying to earn a living as a full-time writer.
Eleven women writers on this apocryphal publishing milestone.
Sarah Menkedick speaks with Leslie Jamison, Carina Chocano, and Elena Passarello on the art of research.
In her first column on craft, Sarah Menkedick speaks with Sarah Smarsh, Lauren Markham, and Jennifer Percy on the art of the interview.
Sarah Menkedick reflects on the very different—and complementary—ways in which her mother and her stepmother have nurtured her.
This week, we’re sharing stories by Sarah Menkedick, Adam Davidson, Ross Andersen, Victor Luckerson, and Tara Murtha.