Short story: The Gospel According to Mark by Jorges Luis Borges, from the New Yorker, October 2007. Highly Recommended.
Poem: Mosquito Music by Philip Gross, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from December 2017. Recommended.
Essay: The Assault on Reason by Zia Haider Rahman, listened to on the BBC’s A Point of View podcast, from December 2017. Highly Recommended.