Tuesday Reads from Around the Web
Stories from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and Narratively
Today, were celebrating pub day for Watchlist, our collection of surveillance-themed stories. On Catapult, we asked contributors to this anthology to performand write aboutreal-life acts of surveillance. First up: Bryan Hurt and Carmen Maria Machado. We’ve also gathered a few of our favorite recent writings about privacy, surveillance, harassment, and what it feels like to be watched.
1. In On Homecomings,” Ta-Nehisi Coates admits his anxiety over his newfound celebrity and the Brooklyn home that he can never live in:
3. How is TMZ able to break news quicker than traditional publications? The New Yorker gets an inside look:
4. Over at Narratively, E.D. Adams experiences harassment after posting nude photos online:
Morgan Jerkins is a writer and Associate Editor at Catapult.co. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Elle, Rolling Stone, and BuzzFeed, among many others. Her debut essay collection, This Will Be My Undoing, is forthcoming in 2018 from Harper Perennial.
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