“My father remained forever silent, leaving us to discover the story only after he was gone, folded along with his tube socks”: Neil Serven digs into the most amazing fish story his late father never told him.
My time at Arlington made me question what it means to be a part of a country that pretties up its history, making it easier, more beautiful to swallow. Consider the fact that many monuments are constructed from marble, and how marble, at its purest―a limestone that contains little clay or iron―is a gleaming white. If marble is even remotely “impure,” it can be crushed and “whitened.” I don’t need to explain the latent metaphor, or relate it to the whiteness of history.
Sarah Mirk, contributing editor at Bitch Magazine and The Nib, is our featured TinyLetter writer for April. Her newsletter, Mirk Work, is one I always open and read immediately—I love the mix of writing, comics, and photos. Go check out one of Sarah’s recent issues, “From Silence to Pride,” republished on our Community site, and let us know what other TinyLetters we should be reading!