Not another newsletter!

Infrequent updates from an unprolific pen

Welcome to “My Latest…”. I’m your friend Wen Stephenson, and I’m a journalist, essayist, and activist based in eastern Massachusetts. I wrote a book called What We’re Fighting for Now Is Each Other: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Climate Justice (2015). Long ago, I was an editor at The Atlantic, PBS Frontline, and the Sunday Boston Globe, where I edited the Ideas section; and I produced NPR’s On Point for a little while. Even longer ago, I was a Ph.D. student in English and American literature. At the very dawn of time, I was just an evangelical kid in southern California, where I was born and raised, with deep roots in rural Texas.

To be honest, I don’t have all that much to say! Or rather, I’m very selective about the subjects I’ll commit to writing about, so I’m not particularly prolific. But when I do have something to say, I try to say it with care, and in such a way that you might possibly remember it.

So this thing here, what I’m calling “My Latest…”, is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: not a newsletter, but an occasional update to let you know about my latest piece of writing in such publications as The Nation, The Baffler, the Los Angeles Review of Books, or others.

You can sign up now by using the little form below, so you won’t miss the first installment — whenever that may be (it depends a lot on my editors):

In the meantime, tell your friends! Or don’t. It’s OK. Really.