Let’s read great articles and talk about them!

Hi there, I’m Mark Isero, editor of The Highlighter, a weekly newsletter that features the best articles on race, education, and culture.

Over the years, we’ve built a strong reading community. But now we want a dedicated space to discuss the best articles in depth with other thoughtful readers.

I hope you’ll join me at Article Club, an experiment in community reading.

Every month, we’ll focus our attention on one great article. Every Monday, I’ll send out a post geared to spark thought and conversation. Here’s how a typical month will look:

  • Week 1: I reveal and introduce the month’s article. If you want to join the discussion, you sign up. Then we all begin reading on our own.

  • Week 2: As a group, we annotate the article and share our first impressions. If we like, we listen to an audio version of the piece, too.

  • Week 3: On our own, we listen to an interview of the author. We share our reactions and continue our online conversation.

  • Week 4: Together in small groups, we discuss the article on Zoom. We also reflect on how to make our club even better next month.

Thank you for your interest! If you have ideas or suggestions, email me.