Fall is here! What better Saturday activity than curling up with a warm blanket, a content pet, a hot beverage, and all the things on the internet? Here’s what sparked our interest this week:
- The New York Times reviewed Matt Bell’s latest novel, Scrapper.
- Over at Adventures in Storyland, Sarah Hollowell offers a how-to guide for “skinny writers who want to write fat characters.”
- At The Guardian, poet Jane Hu interrogates Michael Derrick Hudson’s use of a Chinese pseudonym and discusses the sordid history of “yellowface” in American popular culture.
- Also at The Guardian, five young London poets speak out about the refugee experience in hopes of countering the anti-refugee rhetoric that has flooded international media as of late.
- Over at New Republic, Stacia L. Brown reflects on the personal essay economy and how the personal essay boom has excluded black women writers.