Angela Brussel

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Angela Brussel is a writer based in Brooklyn, New York whose non-fiction and fiction have appeared in The Awl, New Statesman, Nylon Magazine, Electric Literature, The Wrong Quarterly, and Brooklyn Magazine, to name a few. Her current interests range from nihilism and the neuroscience of addiction to the psychology behind conspiracy theories and persecution. Her latest  work can be found at


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How the Grateful Dead Helped Me Embrace Mortality

Suddenly, miraculously, it was no longer dismay that I felt. It was freedom. It was Death doffing its blackness and revealing itself to me as life.

May 28, 2019