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.
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?
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