Charlie Riggs


Charlie Riggs is a writer, historian, and tour guide living in Brookline, Massachusetts.

On the Trail—to Freedom?

from Markets and the Good, Volume 25, Number 3

Cities are palimpsests, their contemporary surfaces concealing, though not entirely effacing, their more remote past.

The Wages of Estrangement

from Theological Variations, Volume 25, Number 2

Tillich suggested another word—and a curious one—to help interpret sin: estrangement.

Masks Off

from Authenticity, Volume 23, Number 3

The pandemic-era “doctrine of masks” contained no playfulness or irony.

Who Killed Essentialism?

We seem to be unable to do without our essences.