Cover Photo: A green sign for Russell Street on a bright blue day
Grieving When You Can’t Gather

Nora Feely on loss during the pandemic, chosen families, and the small but devastating things 2020 took away.

Apr 13, 2021
Cover Photo: A screenshot of Bend It Like Beckham with Jess (the film's heroine) in a soccer jersey and the girls in pink who sit on a bench
The Women Who Don’t Bend in ‘Bend It Like Beckham’

The film contains a pantheon of archetypes, all of them represented in these Indian Panjabi women.

Apr 12, 2021
Cover Photo: An animated illustration of a woman with long hair in the middle of a field, staring at a house, as the scene shifts ever so slightly around her, as if flickering
twisty little passages

You walk to the house. The door blocks you from going farther.

Apr 09, 2021
Cover Photo: A pattern of green pear, purple and and orange berries, and yellow jackets surround a center photo of Ross Gay
Writers Who Eat: Bix Gabriel in Conversation with Ross Gay
“I’m writing about my relationship with the land, and I need to get from sorrow to debt to gratitude.”
Apr 05, 2021
Cover Photo: an illustration of hands with deep pink fingernails holding an open book; on the left page is a picture of a pad of yellow paper filled with indistinguishable writing and a black pen and two crumpled sheets of yellow paper; on the right side is a photograph of the author, R.O. Kwon, in an oval frame
A Case Against Killing Your Darlings
I want any novel I write to be full of darlings. If possible, all darlings.
Apr 05, 2021
Cover Photo: comic panel-style illustration with a photograph of the interview subject, journalist Ed Yong, inset on the right in a green cutout star shape, with the Atlantic logo in the upper left corner, against a teal-blue background
How Science Journalist Ed Yong Helps Readers Make Sense of the World
“If you do it well, science writing trains you to grapple with uncertainty, to embrace nuance, to run toward complexity, to try hard to make sense of the world.”
Apr 09, 2021
Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
A Letter to My Mother, or Ode to Invisible Things
Dear sudden inspiration, creeping uncertainty, tiny splinter of glass, / sometimes you cannot be enough.
Mar 15, 2021
Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
Time Lapse
In a time lapse, nothing happens smoothly. / Red horns quake as they splinter / from limbs on the bottlebrush.
Mar 12, 2021
Cover Photo: A foggy landscape with trees and water just visible through sun-shot fog
Some Days
Some days come too soon.
Mar 02, 2021
Cover Photo: A spiraling rainbow meant to convey the never-ending spiral and hypnotization of our endless streaming content
The Joneses
They were lucky for the brilliant output of the world’s brilliant minds, for so many chances to consume it. Lucky to live in an age of plenty, of pleasure.
Apr 02, 2021
Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
Mouth, Fist
He never imagined himself holding a placard, waving a fist. But this, this he could do. People needed to be fed.
Mar 26, 2021
Cover Photo: A group of people pointing blame at one another while a werewolf's shadow looms behind them unnoticed
Camp Games
Werewolves, you unscathed bastards, open your eyes and decide who to kill.
Mar 19, 2021