“The Worst Day Of My Life Is Now New York’s Hottest Tourist Attraction” by Steve Kandell, BuzzFeed
A lot of people have a lot of feelings about the 9/11 Memorial Museum, but nobody has been able to sum them up quite as well as Steve Kandell in this heartbreaking piece. “Everyone should have a museum dedicated to the worst day of their life and be forced to attend it with a bunch of tourists from Denmark,” he writes.
“The Case for Reparations: An Intellectual Autopsy” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic
It seemed like everyone had an opinion about this lengthy piece the minute it was posted online, leading me to believe that they took one look at the headline and made up their mind. Do yourself a favor: take some time out of your day to read the whole thing.
“Why Your Manuscript Is Being Returned” by Lincoln Michel, Halimah Marcus, and Nadxi Nieto, Electric Literature
A handy checklist filled with all of the things you don’t want your fiction to be.
“Confessions of a Prep-School Feminist” by Curtis Sittenfeld, The New Yorker
“As a half-Catholic, half-Jewish girl from Ohio, I myself was neither particularly mischievous nor particularly preppy.” Years after publishing her bestselling debut novel Prep, Curtis Sittenfeld tells the real story of her time at Groton.
“An Exclusive Interview With the Elf Who Dropped Acid and Jousted a Car” by Shane Dixon Kavanaugh, Vocativ
The title should tell you all you need to know. We just want to know when Shane Dixon Kavanaugh gets his Pulitzer.