Cover Photo: closeup photograph of three blue and two white Chanukah candles against a black background; two tapers lit, three recently extinguished with smoke trails rising
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A Year Without an Ending

Is it strange, in a vortex of absence, to cherish endings? Only if loss and endings are the same.

King Lear





Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Hamlet, fact performance


Jess Zimmerman is the author of Women and Other Monsters and an editor at Quirk Books. Her essays and opinion writing have appeared in the Guardian, the New Republic, Slate, Hazlitt, Catapult, and others.