Author: Tatum Dooley

Freelance writee

The Sunday Long Read

My essay for SSENSE, on how the hierarchy of physical space, as seen in the front row and skyscrapers, is being democratized, was chosen as a Sunday Long Read of the week.

Lit Hub Daily: The Best of The Literary Internet

My review of Terese Mailhot’s memoir “Heart Berries,” for the Walrus, was included in Lit Hub’s Daily round-up: “The label can be used if they cry at a seeming whim, have suicidal ideation, are jealous—or, sometimes, when they do nothing more than stand up for themselves.” On Heart Berries and what we mean when we call women crazy. […]

Frieze Magazine’s Weekend Reading List

My essay on how the aesthetic of minimalism is used as a selling tactic on Instagram, for Real Life, was included on Frieze Magazine’s Weekend Reading list, thanks! Tatum Dooley unpicks how Instagram influencers deploy a minimalist aesthetic: ‘Minimalism, or pseudo-minimalism, turns out to be a handy undercover vehicle for consumer obsession: aesthetically pleasurable, and […]

“Word Perfect” on the radio

“Word Perfect”, my essay for Real Life on the importance of pronouncing names correctly, was recently discussed by Lakshmi Ramgopal and Britt Julious on the radio station Vocolo 99.1 in Chicago. You can listen here.