Jia Tolentino

Colorful covers of six books.

#ColorlinesReads: 6 Books That Explore How We Construct Our Identities

From essays about the ways mental illness can shape our memories to a lyrical poem that attempts to reconcile desire and political ideas, these books examine the stories we tell ourselves.

Black woman orange-green shirt on burgundy chair against brown background; Brown man in purple sweater and striped shirt against light blue background

Toni Morrison, Junot Díaz Respond to 'Trump's America' in New Essay Series

Morrison and Díaz joined Larry Wilmore, Jia Tolentino and other writers to explore the cultural factors that lead to Donald Trump’s rise.