Thoughts on Stephen Sondheim at the news of his passing

I love this photo of Stephen Sondheim with his friend, Bernadette Peters, one of the greatest interpreters of his work. Credit: Ron Galella, Ltd. / Getty Images

The most valuable lesson a substitute teacher ever taught me

Cover up the other name in the sentence and the word “and,” and you’ll be able to tell right away which formulation makes good grammatical sense.

A quick tableau of white supremacy—how it started, how it’s going

Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP via Getty Images

How I Got Through This

In a year of uncertainty, at least we could take control of our marriage

Photo illustration; source image courtesy of the author

Sarah Begley

Director at Medium working with authors and books. Formerly a staff writer and editor at Time.

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