Most of the time, our coverage focuses on arts events, but we enjoy featuring essays by local writers, too. These perspectives are a vital piece of our cultural scene, and as many of our writers prove, they are artists as well as journalists when the medium is words.
So while the editorial team is away, enjoy this special slate of essays. Some are brand-new, and some are recent favorites. You might skim the featured pieces below and choose just one or two that sound interesting to you, or maybe you'll replace some of the time you spend on news or social media, and dive deep through multiple narratives. Either way, you won't be disappointed.
Our writers tackle breaking up with your therapist, the truth about hospice, the Eagles loss, contemporary art in sacred spaces, trans girlhood, autism acceptance, noisy neighbors, and lots more.
We'll be back to our desks in mid-August. Stay cool!