New today from the Century:
- Eliza Griswold on writing journalism and poetry: "Reading or writing a poem requires that we step out of ourselves—which can be dangerous. It's the same thing I do as a foreign correspondent."
- Steve Thorngate on food stamps: "Today's benefits cut is simply the end of a temporary increase. That’s a small comfort for struggling Americans whose tight grocery budgets just got tighter."
- A brief review of Stanley Hauerwas