Cover Photo: image via Carole Raddato/flickr
Claim Your Complexity: The Monstrous Upheaval of the Chimera

“When you’ve spent all your life smothering your contradictions, their eruption can undo you.”

Jun 27, 2017
Cover Photo: Jason Longo
Deal or No Deal: Why Being a Literary Agent Doesn’t Make It Easier to Write a Book

To all the wonderful would-be authors out there: Do as I say, not as I do.

Jun 27, 2017
Cover Photo: Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan in ‘The Big Sick’
‘The Big Sick’ Is About Dating and Romance, but It’s Also About Parents and Children

On ‘The Big Sick,’ dating, arranged marriage, and the hard-to-break scripts we use when communicating about love.

Jun 26, 2017
Cover Photo: The Threat Within:
Harry Potter and the Cultural Baggage of Orphan Stories by Kristen Martin
The Threat Within: Harry Potter and the Cultural Baggage of Orphan Stories

“Unlike most popular orphan characters, I wasn’t too young to remember my parents.”

Jun 26, 2017
Cover Photo: images via Samrah Shahid/istolethetv/flickr
Fasting With Children

“Fasting has been a source of comfort, a way to become closer to God. All that changed when I had children.”

Cover Photo: Study of a Cow, by Kuroda Seiki, Kagoshima City Museum of Art, Kagoshima, Japan. From Wikimedia Commons.
The Rancher Who Refused to Leave: A Fukushima Story

Masami Yoshizawa hauled his radiated cows down to Tokyo, demanding that his animals be studied.

Jun 22, 2017
Cover Photo: Hell on the Mediterranean: Two Nights in Turkey’s Most Luxurious Hotel  by Paul Osterlund
Hell on the Mediterranean: Two Nights in Turkey’s Most Luxurious Hotel
“Slathered with excess and sparing no luxury, a bleak, depressing vibe permeates the Mardan Palace hotel.”
Jun 20, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Self-Portrait as Smokey Bear
“Stripped free of technology and social contact, maybe I can finally reflect on the man I’d like to be.”
Jun 15, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Teaching in the Trump Era: How Do We Provide Support and Sanctuary to Our Students?
As an educator, I’m still discerning what it means to try and protect my students while empowering them.
Jun 08, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Crushes, Flings, and Exes: On Writing About the Men Who Don’t Stay
“Women writers throughout history not only accepted transience through amorous affairs, but delighted in them.”
Jun 22, 2017
Cover Photo: images via Roger Malch and Kristin Marie Enns-Kavanagh/flickr
How We Struggle to Grieve in Our Chinese Christian Family
“When the missionaries came with their Good News, they also declared that what we’d had before was bad.”
Jun 21, 2017
Cover Photo: Cigarettes and Turpentine: An Ode to My Artist-Mother by Madelaine Lucas
Cigarettes and Turpentine: An Ode to My Artist-Mother
“The women I admire most are artist-mothers, who are able to create with pleasure and abandon.”
Jun 21, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Museum For Women Who Did Not Appear
“There is a difference between a choice and a wish. We were never asked what we wished for.”
Jun 02, 2017
Cover Photo: photo by Quinn Dombrowski/flickr
Punishment
“Buy milk. Pay bills. Sever arm. Water fern.”
May 19, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Never Quiet Again
“It’s not that we don’t remember what it was like before the sound. If you asked us, we could tell you.”
May 12, 2017