7 Essays To Read: Gray Hair, Disaster Tourism, And On-Camera Deaths

This week, Isabelle Cossart writes about giving tours of neighborhoods in New Orleans that were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Read that and others from Broadly, The Toast, Ebony, and more.

1. "I Was the Face of Disaster Tourism in Post-Katrina New Orleans" — BuzzFeed Ideas

2. "Booking for Mr. Right: Is This Korean Dating Method Patriarchal or Practical?" — Broadly

3. "Swimming Lessons for Black Girls" — The Toast

4. "Taylor Swift’s Evolution, As Seen Through Her Live Show" — BuzzFeed Music

5. "For My Father, Resurrecting the Ancient Rituals" — The New York Times

6. "Is There Any Good Way to Go Gray in Your 20s?" — The Cut

7. "Death Videos, Grief, and Complicated Emotions" — Ebony

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