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The New Yorker - Columns and Essays

The New Yorker
David Remnick, Editor
Three articles by Jia Tolentino: “A Post-Roe Threat,” February 28, “The Post-Roe Era,” July 4, and “Is Abortion Sacred?,” July 16 at

 The Atlantic - Columns and Essays

The Atlantic
Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor in Chief
Monuments to the Unthinkable,” by Clint Smith, December


 New York - Columns and Essays

New York
David Haskell, Editor in Chief
Tinder Hearted,” by Allison P. Davis, August 1–14

 The New York Times Magazine - Columns and Essays

The New York Times Magazine
Jake Silverstein, Editor in Chief
Two articles by Wesley Morris: “The Majesty, Legacy and Complicated Power of a Good Sob. For Crying Out Loud,” February 13, and “Trash Nation,” October 16


 Stranger's Guide - Columns and Essays

Stranger's Guide
Kira Brunner Don, Editor in Chief
Acid Church,” by Courtney Desiree Morris, New Orleans issue

 Virginia Quarterly Review - Columns and Essays

Virginia Quarterly Review
Paul Reyes, Editor
Reality Marble,” by Joseph Earl Thomas, Spring


 The Washington Post Magazine - Columns and Essays

The Washington Post Magazine
Richard Just, Editor
Why I'm Leaving America,” by DeNeen L. Brown, October 2