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: 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 Miki Yoshihito/flickr
When Quitting Is the Harder, Better Choice

On learning to let “grit” go.

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 by Roey Ahram/flickr
Black Diamond

“I didn’t have to read the papers to know who he was.”

Sep 15, 2017
Cover Photo: photo by galwonder/flickr
The Story I Can’t Write About My Family

In fiction, one needs motivations, wants, and fears; one needs cause and effect. In life, it’s messier.

Sep 14, 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
Cover Photo: Jen May
Necrophiliacs
We knew the things the Yale boys said about us, as if we were zombies. Still, we sold them our drugs.
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
And on the Seventh Dave, Alexander Found the Deer King
“I haven’t been dating other people,” said Alexander. “Only Daves.”
Aug 04, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
The Maid, the Mother, the Snail, and I
Did you know that snail shells and the inner ear follow the same spiral? That is how we know the snails are listening.
Jul 28, 2017