Cover Photo: Two trays of homemade confections usually offered to Jewish families sitting shiva
After Sitting Shiva in the Pandemic, What Comes Next?

The grief of the pandemic era is ongoing. What happens if everyone is sitting shiva at once?

Sep 22, 2021
Cover Photo: Illustration by JC
“My art is a way to show that we are fighting”

For us in Myanmar, the art reflects our reality.

Sep 21, 2021
Cover Photo: An illustration of a person holding a painter's palette and brush. The figure is standing against a bright blue sky, surrounded by green vegetation, and painting over the bright blue-and-green landscape with a translucent film such that the colors seem slightly dulled.
No Place Like Home: How Nostalgia Paints Over Violent Histories

In class we’d learned the Australian flag was blue to represent the sky and ocean both, our collective identity shaped by that constant hue.

Sep 21, 2021
Cover Photo: A screencap from the 1989 film 'Say Anything,' in which the actor John Cusack, wearing a trench coat, lifts a boom box over his head.
“It’s downright wild out there”: A Q&A on Book Sales with Alyson Forbes
As part of our Money Week series, Alyson Forbes shares the ins and outs of book sales and explains how indie presses “care about your book the way John Cusack cares about Ione Skye in ‘Say Anything’.”
Sep 14, 2021
Cover Photo: This photograph shows a person with silver nail polish looking a tax documents spread out on white floorboards.
Financial Advice for the Freelancer
For our Money Week series, Nicole Dieker answers commonly-asked questions from freelance writers
Sep 15, 2021
Cover Photo: This image shows a tiny figurine of a person sitting on top of a pile of gold coins. They are reading a book with their legs crossed.
Book Contracts: Let’s Talk Money
As part of our Money Week series, literary agent Kate McKean shares the first installment of her column on book contracts, this one addressing advances, payouts, and royalties.
Sep 16, 2021
Cover Photo: A university campus in autumn, the maple trees aflame against the white columns of academia
What Kind of Doctor Do I Want to Be?
We can resist the violences we know firsthand, to truly equate teaching and learning with openheartedness, with survival, even with nurture.
Sep 20, 2021
Cover Photo: photograph from a protest centered on a person in a wheelchair, with short gray hair and a black and white striped top and blue skirt, to whose wheelchair is attached a sign reading "#NoBodyIsDisposable"
Give Disability Feminism the Respect It Deserves
We speak of the radicalization of disabled people, but so few have that experience. So many never even know us.
Sep 20, 2021
Cover Photo: A book cover from the Goosebumps series: a tent in the terrifying woods at night; a creature with glowing eyes prowls about the tent's opening
Ingredients of a Goosebump
All the things I would have shielded my younger self from, they crop up in books, too. And they are not the monsters with the glowing eyes.
Sep 16, 2021
Cover Photo: This illustration shows three people sitting together in close intimacy, their arms around each other, faces turned toward each other as if talking and listening. The illustration is done with bright streaks of color blocking.
Poly Throuple Technology
What we liked most of all was each other. All three of us, the glorious fabric of the relationship, the family we made of ourselves—but we were losing the exhilaration we’d once felt, the wild emotional loops of our shared-identity roller coaster.
Sep 17, 2021
Cover Photo: A photograph of an audience listening as if to a speaker. The faces of the audience members are mostly cropped out of frame; the photo focuses on the notebooks in their laps.
Not Kinky
The audience Q and A begins, and someone asks about the relationship between kink and queerness.
Sep 10, 2021
Cover Photo: An illustration of two hands, made of metal reaching for one another
Become of Me
Do not fear your moments of sorrow, your deep frustration, the force of your being. I have made you strong enough to want and not receive.
Sep 03, 2021