Esther Bergdahl

Esther Bergdahl is a freelance journalist living in Brooklyn. She's written about the real-life Iron Man, heavy metal folk singers, and careers in drinking wine on camera. Her work has appeared in Mental Floss, the Chicago RedEye, and Mic.

A crowd gathers to take pictures of the Fearless Girl statue across from Charging Bull in Manhattan's Financial District

Where's the Boundary Between Public Art and Advertising?

Experts in both fields weigh in on how the Fearless Girl statue illustrates—and collapses—the distinctions.

A Pilgrim in Chicagoland

I didn’t feel at home in my new city until I became a tourist in my old one—and brought back the souvenirs to prove it.

Why Do Passengers Insist on Crowding Around Subway Doors?

And how can you get the bottleneckers to move?