Let’s Camp

Break out the sleeping bag and slather on the bug spray. We’re headed to the woods for this week’s Summer Fridays collection all about sleepaway camps, pitching a tent, and the surprising things that happen when we step away from our regular lives to commune with nature.

Dickens in Eden

Jill Lepore • The New Yorker

What would Charles Dickens say if he knew that two hundred and sixty people had given up a precious week of summer vacation just to talk about him?

The Long Summer

Elissa Strauss • Longreads

Every year America’s schools shut down for nearly three months—leaving families like single mother Olympia and her 6-year-old daughter Raina struggling to keep up.

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