Sarah Smarsh is a journalist covering class in America. Her book In the Red, on the working poor and her upbringing in rural Kansas, is forthcoming from Scribner.
Fairness and equality
If you have a mouthful of teeth shaped by a childhood in poverty, don’t go knocking on the door of American privilege
Information and communication
Beyond the churn
Junk news is like junk food – a quick bite that fails to nourish. Are slow-burning stories what we really want, and need?