Cover Photo: Photograph by Søren Astrup Jørgensen/Unsplash
Honesty Is the Best Policy—Especially in Focus Groups

There will always be liars in the focus group, but Fred was never one of them.

Feb 21, 2019
Cover Photo: Photograph by Ivan Kuraev
An Icon of the American Wilderness is Alive in the Bronx

On the surprising research underway in Van Cortlandt Park and the American Museum of Natural History.

Feb 20, 2019
Cover Photo: Illustration by Anja Silbar for Catapult
What It Means to Live in Houston

In a city made up of many cities, spread out, like tiny countries, ascribing their influence is a lot like trekking through a tiny country of your own.

Feb 20, 2019

In honor of Black History Month

Cover Photo: I Would Die 4 U by Rock Martinez/jpellgen/flickr
Black & Midwestern: On the Mississippi and Sites of Memory
“The question of where you’re from is often met with eager anticipation to easily judge you.”
Mar 13, 2018
Cover Photo: Photograph by William Stitt/Unsplash
Once I Had Black Hairdressers, I Learned That Black Hair Did Not Equal Pain
These women showed me how to love and care for myself—the only way a Black woman could.
Dec 06, 2018
Cover Photo: Illustration by Elizabeth Haidle for Catapult
What Is Common, What Is Rare: Why Extraordinary Events Cannot Eclipse Everyday Racism
We’d denounce the marches and torches and chants. When that moment passed, we’d continue to live with the ghosts of our country’s peculiar legacy.
Jan 14, 2019
Cover Photo: Art by Anja Slibar for Catapult
The Collateral Recovery Business
She has taken back a vintage Pac Man pinball machine, gold teeth, and hair extensions. She has taken back virginity and faith in God. But can she take something back from the shadow of a woman she loved?
Feb 15, 2019
Cover Photo: Illustration by Anja  Slibar for Catapult
Keeping Up With The Other Us
Of course there was no best. Of course they were the same. I wanted to win in any case.
Feb 08, 2019
Cover Photo: Photographs by Tobi Gaulke/Flickr and Nikita Tikhomirov/Unsplash; photo illustration by Matt Ortile
Men Who Sing the Music of the Night
When it was over, Myrrh clapped as much for their own feat of love as for their partner’s artistic accomplishment. They were proud and pleased—and then came the man who sang “The Music of the Night.”
Feb 01, 2019