By Lorraine Berry 11 min read
These are some of the best essay collections worth your time, covering issues of politics, race, society, nature, religion, relationships, and beyond.
By Tom Blunt 3 min read
Also in your Daily Blunt: the ACLU's latest free-speech fight, and the elemental reason why Aquaman's taking so long to shoot.
By Lorraine Berry 9 min read
The essays available to us today are a far cry from the form we all came to know in our early years. Take these six types, for example, and get reading.
By Jennie Yabroff 4 min read
The 2014 National Humanities Medal authors 'embody how the humanities can serve a common good.' Herewith, a glimpse into some of the work by the four honorees.
By Kelsey Osgood 4 min read
To wish Annie Dillard a celebratory birthday, here are a few of our favorite Dillard quotes -- some directly motivational, others just emblematic of beauty to aspire to.
By Cara Cannella 3 min read
For Earth Day, we're looking back at Annie Dillard's 'Pilgrim at Tinker Creek,' a yearlong account of observing and responding to the natural world she inhabited in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.