Thank you for opening today’s issue, loyal readers, and I hope that all of you are holding up. Is this your first issue? Welcome. Is this your gazillionth issue? Welcome back. I’m happy you’re here.
This week’s lead article
, a chef’s account of the closing of her restaurant, is the first piece I’m highlighting that is related to the novel coronavirus. I highly recommend it. You won’t see The Highlighter transitioning to all-COVID, all-the-time, but if an article offers perspective and is written well, you’ll find it here.
If you subscribe to this newsletter to escape current events, rest assured, the other selections will please you. You can learn about an Alaska Native teacher’s efforts to decolonize her classroom. Or you can worry about the state of marriage. Or you can decide, once and for all, whether Marie Kondo sparks joy. Read one or all of these articles, and hit reply to share your thoughts. Please enjoy!
+ I’m excited to announce that Article Club
will be reading and discussing “Lost in Summerland
,” by Barrett Swanson, starting this Sunday. This is easily one of my favorite articles so far this year. Also, Mr. Swanson will be participating in one of our discussions on May 24. Join us