Happy Tuesday! Take a look at what we’re reading today…


Collage by Ruby Aitken, using an illustration by Hanna Barczyk via The New Yorker.

Collage by Ruby Aitken, using an illustration by Hanna Barczyk via The New Yorker.

Morgan Jerkins’s review of Helen Oyeyemi’s new collection of short stories, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, is really wonderful. It’s so nice when good writing (such as Oyeyemi’s book) just continues to generate good writing in all sorts of forms (like Jerkins’s review).

Illustration via Aeon.

Illustration via Aeon.

Though I’m still not sure how I feel about the arguments in Angela Chen’s fascinating essay, which discusses love as an addiction and the possibilities for curing it, it made me think about love in ways I wouldn’t have naturally considered and am still pondering.

Photo via MTV.

Photo via MTV.

Hazel Cills’s essay on the role of the music video in a world where music has an unprecedented kind of accessibility is a sharp and smart examination of the relationship between the music video and the audience.

“Language is the most dangerous of professions. You enter a danger zone,” says the poet Sonia Sanchez in this excerpt of the documentary BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez. Watch a few minutes of it (and her!) here. ♦