This whole package from MTV News on the anniversary of the L.A. riots is such amazing reading.
Today we published an essay by Huda Hassan about her cousin’s murder, “The State of Black Mourning.”
I really love this long meditation on the meaning of roses that we just published on Hazlitt, by Sarah Nicole Prickett.
We have a fascinating piece by Alison Motluk up today, about children who discovered they were fathered by their mothers’ fertility doctors.
We published a great piece by Rhiannon Russell about dark tourism and the Chilkoot trail today.
This week, we started our annual Year in Review essay series, one of my favourite things we do at Hazlitt. For the first round, we’ve got Tim Falconer on getting older with The Year in Not Dying, Kim Fu on the complications of Asian-American identity with The Year in Hyphenates, Sarah Weinman on cancer surgery with The Year in Addition and Subtraction, and Nathaniel Friedman on basketball escapism with The Year in Sports at the End of the World.
Today on Hazlitt, we have a longread from Michael LaPointe on Truman Capote’s definitive final act, The Black and White Ball. There’s an amazing illustration from Molly Mendoza accompanying the piece, as well.
“In a very real sense, people had been sacrificed for his art, and it couldn’t have been lost on Capote that the Black and White Ball was ultimately founded in the blood of Smith and Hickock, and the murdered Clutter family.”