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After Michael Sam photo
October 20, 2014 | Nonfiction

After Michael Sam

Paul Arrand Rodgers

In the summer between Michael Sam’s selection in the NFL Draft and the day he was cut, his jersey ranked as the second most popular of all rookie jerseys, behind only Johnny Manziel of the Cleveland Browns. Almost like there are gay sports fans.

Hoarding photo
October 17, 2014 | Nonfiction

Hoarding

Steve Anwyll

A few weeks ago my wife told that I have some mild hoarding tendencies. She said she was sick of it. The thousands of marijuana roaches... more

I Am Grocery Shopping photo
October 16, 2014 | Nonfiction

I Am Grocery Shopping

Shaun Turner

I pass a woman who holds a red polka dot Christmas music box in her lap. I never see her turn the key, but as I scan the aisles for my specific things—the white balsamic vinegar, the slivers of blanched almonds—I hear Jingle Bells faintly, somewhere behind me, no matter where I am.

Thumbs photo
October 6, 2014 | Nonfiction

Thumbs

Nicole Walker

That ability to dissociate—to look from above. You think it would make us save ourselves, seeing the planet from afar, feeling like with one hand, maybe you could fix it.  

An Open Letter to the Internet photo
October 3, 2014 | Nonfiction

An Open Letter to the Internet

Elizabeth Ellen

So here I am writing an essay I both don’t want to write and feel compelled to write above doing anything else right now because no one else is writing it.

I am scared to death, I’ll tell you that.

Van Halen 2007-2008 Reunion Tour Black T-shirt photo
October 3, 2014 | Black: Inventory of Black T-shirts

Van Halen 2007-2008 Reunion Tour Black T-shirt

Jordan Wiklund

As David Lee Roth straddled a giant inflatable microphone, Alex Van Halen banged out the staccato... more

Hypothetical Empathy Online and the Five Tenants of Rejection photo
September 20, 2014 | Dispatches

Hypothetical Empathy Online and the Five Tenants of Rejection

Sean Kilpatrick

When you love someone who won’t love you back, that is your full time job.

A Gaze You Could Meet: My Struggle with My Struggle, Book 2 photo
September 19, 2014 | My Struggle with My Struggle

A Gaze You Could Meet: My Struggle with My Struggle, Book 2

Andrew Bomback

David Shields: Every artistic movement from the beginning of time is an attempt to figure... more

The Fisherman photo
September 16, 2014 | Nonfiction

The Fisherman

Hunter Sharpless

At first sight the line, nearly invisible but sometimes catching a ray of sun through the clinging water droplets, ran parallel to the brown water’s surface, from the tip of the pole held by the fisherman standing in the shallows out to unknown depths.

True Life: I Married Scott McClanahan photo
September 6, 2014 | Dispatches

True Life: I Married Scott McClanahan

Juliet Escoria

One morning I wake up and there are over thirty new texts on my phone, all from him. While I was sleeping, we got into an argument, made up, and then started fighting again, all without my knowledge or participation. Right now he is breaking up with me.

Your Call is Important to Us: Ballad of a Telemarketer photo
September 2, 2014 | Nonfiction

Your Call is Important to Us: Ballad of a Telemarketer

Shannon McLeod

“My son was murdered last year. His bride murdered him.”

Pap Smear for Beerfest photo
August 30, 2014 | Dispatches

Pap Smear for Beerfest

Sean Kilpatrick

You can’t ban my books for saying this shit because no one bought them anyway. Some guys have all the luck. 

Ron Allen’s Entertainer Zero Machine at Hasting’s Ballroom, Detroit, 2004 photo
August 26, 2014 | Nonfiction

Ron Allen’s Entertainer Zero Machine at Hasting’s Ballroom, Detroit, 2004

Sean Kilpatrick

Where the fuck are the collected plays of Ron Allen? The police have won, that’s where.

REFLECTING ON MY FIRST YEAR OF SOBRIETY photo
August 23, 2014 | Dispatches

REFLECTING ON MY FIRST YEAR OF SOBRIETY

Jordan Castro

I had my bags packed and was getting ready to leave with two insane-seeming girls who offered me sex in exchange for a ride to Cleveland when a few patients stopped me and essentially pushed me into the lecture hall. I don't know why I didn't put up more of a fight -

Safe Tangents: My Struggle with My Struggle, Book 1 photo
August 22, 2014 | My Struggle with My Struggle

Safe Tangents: My Struggle with My Struggle, Book 1

Andrew Bomback

I googled “Karl Ove Knausgaard AND Nicholson Baker” and didn’t find much. A... more

Lovely Parting Gifts photo
August 7, 2014 | Nonfiction

Lovely Parting Gifts

Irene Turner

The girl is serious-eyed. Composed. Deferential, but not over-awed – she made eight trips to Los Angeles to get to this moment: kid’s week on The Joker’s Wild. 

Infestations photo
August 5, 2014 | Nonfiction

Infestations

Steve Anwyll

Cockroaches This was a sign as far as I was concerned. The high water mark. The North American standard for being a shitbag. A... more

Seams photo
August 4, 2014 | Nonfiction, BASEBALL

Seams

Jill Talbot

When I think back on it, it’s a couple of seconds, a rush from the plate to the mound, a flash, a gasp, and my grip on my father’s... more

I Write Music for Soundtracks Now: My Struggle with My Struggle, Book 1 photo
August 1, 2014 | My Struggle with My Struggle

I Write Music for Soundtracks Now: My Struggle with My Struggle, Book 1

Andrew Bomback

I thought about taking a picture of the book or, perhaps, a selfie of me... more

LDR/MTM: A Review of Friendship photo
July 31, 2014 | Nonfiction

LDR/MTM: A Review of Friendship

Amanda Goldblatt

LOL. When I send you emails re: feminism I feel like I'm trolling you. It isn’t that you don’t care about equal rights and access. It’s just that it’s not “your bag” to talk about it a whole lot.

Opportunity is Missed by Most People photo
July 30, 2014 | Nonfiction

Opportunity is Missed by Most People

Joe Sacksteder

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like squeegeeing sewage out the back door of the break room for three hours. Or push-brooming a greenhouse until your black snot could be used as an adhesive. Cupping each writhing Bag-a-Bug to see if they’ve eaten their fill of Japanese beetles. 

Thought-Diving: An Essay photo
July 30, 2014 | Nonfiction

Thought-Diving: An Essay

Spencer Hyde

 I breathed in deeply, not knowing at the time I was breathing in the lives of all those at the café, those I sat with just moments before, molecules sliding from the rubble of the explosion into my lungs, bones nestling behind bones.

We Walk a Line photo
July 15, 2014 | Nonfiction

We Walk a Line

Amy Butcher

My roommate lives her life differently. This is what she claims. 

Obsolete People photo
July 10, 2014 | Nonfiction

Obsolete People

Tovah Burstein

You are obsolete. The cashier in your neighborhood’s grocery store is obsolete.  The typesetter—who placed each individual letter for the headlines of the morning paper—is obsolete. Tollbooths barely require someone to stand sentry in the middle of the highway to collect coins anymore and soon enough lasers will replace surgeons in operating rooms as well.

Dramatic Photos of a Fire: A Great, Stop-Motion Tragedy photo
July 2, 2014 | Nonfiction

Dramatic Photos of a Fire: A Great, Stop-Motion Tragedy

Michael Pagan

How we pretended to be other people for fun: “Hi, what’s your name?” she asked. “Bill,” I said. “Bill, huh? I can think of a lot of words that rhyme with Bill.”

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