Cover Photo: On Cruising a Writer’s Oeuvre by Tyler Flynn Dorholt
On Cruising a Writer’s Oeuvre

“By reading the debut texts of the writers whose books I’ve at one point set down, I tried to find my way further into the work.”

Sep 21, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
The Trouble with Angels: Taming a Halo of Unruly Hair

“In the beauty parlor, I watch my ringlets collect like dark, bushy tumbleweeds on the checkered floor.”

Sep 21, 2017
Cover Photo: Their Songs: The Ballad of Elton John and Bernie Taupin by Michael Gonzales
Their Songs: The Ballad of Elton John and Bernie Taupin

Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin collaborated to create timeless pop songs during the 1970s.

Sep 20, 2017
Cover Photo: photo via Miki Yoshihito/flickr
When Quitting Is the Harder, Better Choice

On learning to let “grit” go.

Sep 19, 2017
Cover Photo: From Gillette razor ad c. 1906 / Don the UpNorth Memories Guy / via Flickr
To Surrender Our Bodies to the Appetites of Others

Shaving pubic hair. Accepting mother’s advice. Can a woman (or a horse) own her experience of the world?

Sep 19, 2017
Cover Photo: photo via James Mann/flickr
Love and Grief at the Edge of the Marsh
“When your husband is dying and your child is on the cusp of forming actual memories, nothing in the world makes sense.”
Sep 18, 2017
Cover Photo: photo via beyondthesea101/flickr
A Case for Studying the Humanities in a Time of Neo-Fascism
“Trump and his administration are readable. And we must read them carefully.”
Cover Photo: photo via sigmama/flickr
Lost, and Then Found Once More: On Traveling Alone Without Sight
“The feeling of being out on my own is worth all the fear I must fight to get there.”
Sep 11, 2017
Cover Photo: Michael Foley/flickr
To Never Be Full: Albinism, Anorexia, and What It Means to Be Sri Lankan
“My mother’s ‘whiteness’ is disputed, by brown and white people alike, and treated as something to interrogate.”
Sep 14, 2017
Cover Photo: Freestocks.org/StockSnap
Two Freelance Artists and a Baby
“A baby has two superpowers: the ability to suck productive time out of a day and the ability to bleed a wallet dry.”
Sep 13, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
The One About the Orthodox Jewish Woman and the Rabbi’s Wife
“I saw that God I’d been so determined to believe in not as an absolute, but as a construct that couldn’t take a joke.”
Sep 12, 2017