Short story: F.A.Q.s by Allegra Goodman, from the New Yorker, September 2017. Highly Recommended.
Poem: Our Revels Now Are Ended by William Shakespeare, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast. Recommended.
Essay: The Meaning of Conservative by Roger Scruton, listened to on the BBC’s A Point of View podcast, from August 2017. Recommended.