Genevieve Walker

Contributing Editor

Genevieve Walker is a writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She writes nonfiction, criticism, essays (poetry and some fiction) about photography, eating, cities, and women who work with their hands. She's written for Bon Appétit, Real Life, GQ, The Brooklyn Quarterly, The Pitchfork Review, Guernica, and others. Previously she led web editorial operations for the Players' Tribune, and before that, GQ, and before that, Vanity Fair.

Minimalism as Restraint

Minimalism as Restraint

While a tenet of minimalist philosophy is awareness—the removal of all but the essential in order to fully appreciate an object, a food, a garment—this makes its opposite equally true. Minimalism is a throttle on pleasure, a restriction of life. A spiritual starvation. Jessica Gross examines two sides of the minimalist approach.

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Simple Gestures: Saying Sorry

Simple Gestures: Saying Sorry

What is minimalism in the context of a relationship? Can the phrase “I’m sorry” be delivered without associations, expectations, and interpretations overwhelming its intent? Sarah Gerard explores the complex process of offering a simple apology.

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