Daily Archives: September 3, 2015

“Being Poor,” Ten Years On

Ten years ago today, I put the essay “Being Poor” on Whatever. I wrote the piece, as I explained later, in a rage at the after-events of Hurricane Katrina, when so many people asked, some genuinely and some less so, why many¬†of the poor people didn’t “just leave” when the hurricane smashed into the Gulf […]

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The Big Idea: Rebecca Alexander

Writing can be an adventure or an escape, and it can also be a way of dealing with events around you, and to explore what they mean and do. Ask author¬†Rebecca Alexander, author of The Secrets of Blood and Bone. She’ll tell you. And does, just below. REBECCA ALEXANDER: Ten years before I began working […]

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