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15 Minutes with Rose-Marie Swift, a Cosmetics Maven Who Sees Colors in New Ways

The beauty industry right now is run by dinosaurs. What’s in these things we put on our bodies?

Feb 14, 2019
Cover Photo: Detail from Vincent Van Gogh's "Portrait of Dr. Gachet," courtesy of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris.
The Medi-morphosis: Being Treated Like a Human Under Socialized Health Care

In France, universal (or socialized) health care is half-NASA, half-MacGyver. And it works. I have to suspect the main objection to adopting the best healthcare system on the planet is just that it’s French.

Cover Photo: Photograph by  Jean Wimmerlin/Unsplash
When You’re the Last Remaining Member of a Failed Utopia

How do individuals hold on to their ideals in such a time?

Feb 13, 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: 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
Cover Photo: Illustration by Elizabeth Haidle for Catapult
The Future Is a Bright Yellow Kite
She knew this could happen. It was, after all, the way things were. The promise of Rekha’s warmth buried it.
Jan 25, 2019