Selected Essays

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Photo: Byron Jorjorian/Getty Images

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Artwork: Santtu Mustonen

The Solstice Blues
The New York Times

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Still Life (detail), by Paul Klee, 1927

Everything Else Is Bric-a-Brac
Lapham’s Quarterly

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Illustration: Josh Cochran

How to Be Invisible
The New York Times

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Artwork: Eleanor Davis

Life on the Edge
The New York Times

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Artwork: Rachell Sumpter

Why I Count Glass Eels
The New York Times

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Eva Zeisel
New York Magazine

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Artwork: Mat Brinkman

What Are You So Afraid Of?
The New York Times

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Artwork: Jacob Magraw-Mickelson

Measuring the Sycamore
The New York Times

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Photo: Harf Zimmermann

Just Beneath The Surface
The New York Times Magazine

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Going My Way
Travel and Leisure

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Photo: Galleries/Offset