& Christy Wampole's "The Essayification of Everything," an excellent little essay on the resurgent and timely popularity of the essay in the New York Times. She writes:
I believe that the essay owes its longevity today mainly to this fact: the genre and its spirit provide an alternative to the dogmatic thinking that dominates much of social and political life in contemporary America. In fact, I would advocate a conscious and more reflective deployment of the essay’s spirit in all aspects of life as a resistance against the zealous closed-endedness of the rigid mind. I’ll call this deployment “the essayification of everything.”Certainly worth the attention of anyone that follows the essay (or Essay Daily).