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Why Hannah Arendt’s Thoughts on the Shape of Power Are Relevant Now

According to Hannah Arendt, authoritarian government, tyrannical rule, and totalitarianism take different shapes. Here, Nathan Gelgud illustrates them.


Zadie Smith on the Essential Services of Independent Bookstores

In "North West London Blues," an essay in Zadie Smith's collection Feel Free, Smith reflects on the incredible importance of independent bookstores.


J.M. Coetzee’s Essays on Literature Examine the Role of the Author

J.M. Coetzee’s clear-eyed, informative essays about fiction examine the relationship of the author with their published work.


Here’s Why Every American Should Read Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates's new collection, We Were Eight Years in Power, is part memoir, part American history. Here's why it's essential to us in the here and now.


An Essay Primer for Adults: 6 Essay Types You Should Know

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.


Female Essayists Who Tell It Like It Is: Samantha Irby, Issa Rae, and More

These female essayists, from Samatha Irby to Issa Rae to Lena Dunham and more, tell it like it is, and do so with crackling wit and humor.