Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Launched This Week: February 20th-24th
A roundup of stories from our week together at Catapult.
Feb 24, 2017
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The Before and After Of Popular Downsized Technology
The bigger an object the better it must be. This was for the longest time the idea most people held on to. However, time has made it clear that you can downsize anything with astounding results. From devices and gadgets to cars and even information, our world has made a rapid shift from being enamored with the big to being obsessed with tinier versions of the very same things.
Feb 24, 2017
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A Conversation with Damon Young
“I’d write ten pieces a week because I liked having lights in my apartment.”
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Reenie & The Angel Boy
"The skeleton branches on the trees above us, like the scene was playing on a television and someone was fucking with the tint, the wind blowing shapes around, moving curvy limbs, branches, sticks."
Feb 22, 2017
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Drama Days
"Because of this incident, girls do not want to act in scenes with you. They stand next to other boys in class just so they won't have to act with you. This is what you think."
Feb 22, 2017
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The Hunley
"Whenever you do think of reaching out for the line, it's been easier for you to fire up another bong load, turn up the music and lose another day."
Feb 22, 2017
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Where They Go to Rest
Neverland? Virginland?
Feb 18, 2017
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A Search for Truth and Reconciliation
The true adventures a White man living in a Black community
Feb 18, 2017
Cover Photo: Jen May
Launched This Week: February 13th-17th
A roundup of stories from our week together at Catapult.
Feb 17, 2017
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In Line
"Here, unmoving, doing the same thing as everyone around her, she was in control."
Feb 16, 2017
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How Have Selfies Changed Our World
A decade ago it was not a normal occurrence to see people leaning over railings, making duck faces, and striking poses at all times in the name of a picture
Feb 16, 2017
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Welcome to Albania
(Land of the Eagles and the single selfie)
Feb 14, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
A Conversation with Tallulah Pomeroy
“I am happiest when the line is coming straight from inside, or straight from my eyes, and there’s no brain in the way.”
Feb 14, 2017
Cover Photo: Photo by Erica Cavanagh
A Conversation with Adrian Shirk
“The conversation between the past and the present in New York is always kind of ambivalent.”
Feb 07, 2017
We must kill our parents in order to survive: Closet Monster, trauma and imagination
There is no such a thing as emancipation, face it. It’s the New Year and we must give up on fairytales. Or maybe not.
Feb 04, 2017
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The fortress of many solitudes: Sherlock and the ‘emotional context’
I love BBC’s Sherlock Holmes exactly because he cracked.
Feb 04, 2017
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Honest, High, Heartbreaking: SKAM and the new narratives of youth
How do teenagers deal with identity and belonging, how do they express them, how do they articulate them into reality?
Feb 04, 2017
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Pier Vittorio Tondelli 25 years later.
The bittersweet struggle of living and the dignity of pain.
Feb 04, 2017
Cover Photo: Jen May
Launched This Week: January 30th-February 3rd
A roundup of stories from our week together at Catapult.
Feb 03, 2017
Cover Photo: "From Spanish and Mulatto, Moorish," Casta Painting
The Mulatto's Tragedy
Kathleen Collins' use of the tragic mulatto trope subverts its racist origins and exposes the true tragedy of being other in America.
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TinyLetter of the Month: Teri Vlassopoulos, “Small Things, Part II”
“I consider the letters to be exercises in flexing stolen-moment writing muscles.”
Feb 01, 2017
Cover Photo: Credit: Rachel Eliza Griffiths
A Conversation with Morgan Parker
“I will always write about black womanhood and I will always be influenced by popular culture and our contemporary myth.”
Jan 30, 2017
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The Literary Pet of the Month is Luna
“Her main interest when it comes to books is to chew on the corners of them (which she has only done twice, thankfully, to a memoir and a story collection), and to sit on them (which she does any time I have books spread out on the floor).”
Jan 23, 2017
Cover Photo: Photo by Max Kligensmith from https://www.flickr.com/photos/mklingo/2809961438
The Quietest Classroom
The deafening silence of grief
Jan 22, 2017