Rosa Lyster

Cape Town, South Africa

I interviewed Mark O’Connell about his new book, Notes From an Apocalypse, for the Paris Review!

 

 

my last piece for the Outline

The Outline is closing down, which is incredibly sad. Here is the last piece I ever got to write for them. 

my first piece for the London Review of Books!

With the unbelievably generous support of the Pulitzer Center, I wrote about the water crisis in Mexico City for the London Review of Books

You can also read it on the Pulitzer Center website, if it is paywalled there by the LRB.

“5”

For Hazlitt, I wrote about the creeping sense of not being able to arrive at a satisfactory explanation for what in god’s name is on

https://hazlitt.net/feature/year-5

 

my first “opinion piece”

I wrote for the Guardian about the undignified thing of being way too interested in US politics!

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/23/addicted-to-impeachment-hearings-not-american

Recent Work

This week, I wrote for the New York Times Magazine about my favourite website, which is called Radio Garden: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/05/magazine/letter-of-recommendation-radio-garden.html

Last week, I wrote about how the internet feels to me now: https://theoutline.com/post/8161/x-is-just-y-for-z

A little bit before that, I wrote about how much I hate Logan Roy’s cardigans in Succession: https://www.vulture.com/2019/10/succession-logan-roy-shawl-cardigan.html

Big week for my opinions!

again for lovely Popula, I wrote about academic conferences and bad news: https://popula.com/2018/08/16/bad-news/

AMERICAN LEGS

For lovely Popula magazine, which already feels like a new home for all the weird ideas I have bouncing around in my head at all times, I wrote about two of my consistent preoccupations: climate change, and American legs:

https://popula.com/2018/08/02/american-legs/

Two new things!

https://theoutline.com/post/3722/lionel-shriver-katie-roiphe-bari-weiss-politically-correct-free-speech?zd=1&zi=6f6bgqlu

https://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/counting-down-to-day-zero-in-cape-town