Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Meeting MM: On Friendship and Disability in Japan

“Being disabled my entire life, I have yet to experience the kind of loss that MM must feel. To me, disability is the norm.”

Nov 21, 2017
Cover Photo: photo of the author’s mother in 1981
My Mother Has Terminal Cancer, and I Can’t Seem to Stop Buying Sweaters

I’m stockpiling sweaters because they signify refuge, collecting them like talismans though grief cannot be avoided.

Nov 20, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Do You Think You’ll Come Home?

It was only when I was much older that I realized Sara was tied to my mother’s nightmares.

Nov 17, 2017
Cover Photo: Still from the film "Beach Rats."
On the Internet, Everybody Knows You’re a Horndog: On “Beach Rats” and Gay Chat Rooms

Remembering the online world of gay chat rooms in the digital moment before social media.

Nov 16, 2017
Cover Photo: photo by Fabio Venni/flickr
What I Saw When My Father Wrestled Cousin Pedro

The object of my desire is rarely men like my father, uncle, or the other men in my neighborhood. Cousin Pedro is an exception.

Cover Photo: Beating retreat ceremony at Wagah Border of India-Pakistan/Wikipedia
Return to Partition: Finding Pakistan’s Past in India’s Present

The first time my grandfather crossed the India-Pakistan border was in 1947; the next time he crossed was in 2007, with me.

Nov 15, 2017
Cover Photo: Ryan McGuire via Pixabay
Men Stop Me Running
At fifty yards, I wave like I see someone I know. Ten feet away, I flash my pepper spray.
Nov 13, 2017
Cover Photo: Liana Finck
How to Look at an Argument: Le Sigh
“How can I trust you if I don’t understand you?”
Nov 13, 2017
Cover Photo: 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 1944  / image via Wikimedia
The Lie Beneath the Story of My Family’s Asian American Dream
The story affirms our goodness by assuring us we did it on our own. The story tells us to not make waves.
Nov 09, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Can Desire or Love Be Predicted?
Data versus the real world: what compatibility algorithms can’t tell you.
Nov 15, 2017
Cover Photo: The National Archives UK/flickr/images provided by author
The Colonizer’s Archive is a Crooked Finger: A Photo Essay
“Colonial photography perpetually assaulted what became the Nigerian body.”
Nov 02, 2017
Cover Photo: photo courtesy of the author
Taking Care With Broken Things: How I Came to Practice Ethical Taxidermy
“I imagined that spending so much time with a dead thing might make death more understandable.”
Oct 31, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Rhinoceros
“There was no one tending the zoo, so we just walked in.”
Nov 09, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
What I Can’t Carry, Bury
“No irons, flat irons, waffle irons, curling irons.” I understood: Do not shape anything.
Nov 03, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Bluebells: A Russian Short Story, Here for the First Time in English
“If you put them in a jar will they wilt overnight?” Junior Lieutenant Volodya asked.
Oct 27, 2017