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An Evening: Super Bowl XLVIII photo
June 13, 2019 | Nonfiction

An Evening: Super Bowl XLVIII

Siân Griffiths

I know brain damage.

The Unseen photo
June 12, 2019 | Nonfiction

The Unseen

Jennifer Taylor

When I was 22, my mother was excited for the first day at my new job, but not so much that she couldn’t wait to tell me about the demon that... more

How Can I Keep photo
June 11, 2019 | Nonfiction

How Can I Keep

Emily Rose Cole

I loved it immediately, though I was surprised when my mother approved it.  

Log of Inconsistencies  photo
June 10, 2019 | Nonfiction

Log of Inconsistencies 

Caitlin Palmer

Sometimes I stop talking to my boyfriend for no reason.

My Son's First Haircut photo
June 8, 2019 | My First...

My Son's First Haircut

Austin Ross

We’ve taken our son, my wife and I, to get his first haircut. He is nearly two, and once I place him in the seat they’ve... more

Hunger photo
June 7, 2019 | Nonfiction

Hunger

Amber Taliancich

I didn’t know how long it’d been since he’d last eaten. I also knew he needed water.

When The Conditions Are Right For Looking  photo
June 6, 2019 | Nonfiction

When The Conditions Are Right For Looking 

N. Michelle AuBuchon

The last night of the trip, you stay with one of his friends in Vallecitos, New Mexico.  

Sunlight photo
June 5, 2019 | Nonfiction

Sunlight

Juliana Crespo

Soon sunlight would be replaced by nighttime.  I felt this, the same way my grandma could feel the rain coming on.  

Idiot Box Hero photo
June 3, 2019 | Nonfiction

Idiot Box Hero

Maggie Dove

I don't notice anything when the television is on.  A bomb could go off in my kitchen and I wouldn't notice the wreckage until the next commercial break.

My First Cassette Single: “Stay (I Missed You)” by Lisa Loeb photo
June 1, 2019 | My First...

My First Cassette Single: “Stay (I Missed You)” by Lisa Loeb

Colleen Rothman

In 1994, I subscribe to a magazine for wholesome Christian tweens, recommended by the Amy Grant fan. My mom approves; unlike the ones I sneak into our grocery cart, its cover never hints at sex.

The Diary of One Who Disappeared photo
May 30, 2019 | Hobart at the Opera

The Diary of One Who Disappeared

Michael Mungiello

Like a punch. Like Margera. BAM.

The Brooklyn Academy of Music is smaller than the Met and cheaper than the Met... more

A Machine for Writing: A Brief History of the Typewriter photo
May 29, 2019 | Adventures in Eyeballs

A Machine for Writing: A Brief History of the Typewriter

Joshua James Amberson

In the 150 years before the typewriter reached mass production and public consciousness, there were a wealth of origin stories and nearly a hundred inventors: a medical doctor in New York; the head of an institution for the blind in England; a bicycle inventor in Germany; a priest in Brazil. 

My First CD: Now That's What I Call Music! (v.1) photo
May 25, 2019 | My First...

My First CD: Now That's What I Call Music! (v.1)

Emily Costa

I was halfway to the Drew Barrymore/Gwen Stefani hybrid image of my dreams; a few more years, I thought, and I’ll work at the Coffee Beanery at the mall.

"Talkin' Bout Practice": Ray Allen photo
May 24, 2019 | Dispatches

"Talkin' Bout Practice": Ray Allen

Alyssa Oursler

The man I love who does not love me back sends me someone else’s tweet. The only text is a hashtag: Notre Dame. The... more

Before the Bell photo
May 23, 2019 | Nonfiction

Before the Bell

Jasmin Aviva Sandelson

We know who has her period and who is still waiting. If a girl takes her backpack to the bathroom or sits pool-side in swim class, she has her period. So do the girls who—when they ask Can I go to the bathroom? and the teacher says, No—say But I really need to go.

My First Record: Foreigner 4 photo
May 18, 2019 | My First...

My First Record: Foreigner 4

Eric Braun

I was aware, somehow, that people tended to get intense feelings about the bands they loved and that music had Mystery, capital M. But my family was not intense. We were American cheese on Wonder Bread.

Making Contact photo
May 16, 2019 | Nonfiction

Making Contact

Lori Horvitz

What I do know: Janet Wellington made eye contact with me in the YMCA pool. I also never had a chance to look my mother in the eye and say goodbye. 

Fifteen Things I’ve Noticed While Trying to Walk 10,000 Steps Per Day: Muncie, Indiana Edition photo
May 14, 2019 | Nonfiction

Fifteen Things I’ve Noticed While Trying to Walk 10,000 Steps Per Day: Muncie, Indiana Edition

Silas Hansen

On a cold and rainy Sunday afternoon when I didn’t want to walk outside: a box proclaiming to be synthetic urine for sale in Nirvana, next to Louie’s Tux Shop and across from C.J. Banks in the Muncie Mall, behind the counter where they sell glass pipes blown to resemble tiny carrots and octopi, next to a rack of Rasta wigs.

The Future photo
May 13, 2019 | Nonfiction

The Future

Brigid Ronan

I turn 30 next month but I’m no longer afraid because I read somewhere that time is an illusion. I am purchasing an anti-aging moisturizer, just in case. It’s expensive, but money is no object. I’m worth four figures.

My First Pair of Converse photo
May 11, 2019 | My First...

My First Pair of Converse

Elena M. Aponte

I was looking forward to ruining my chances of being able to run or march anywhere. 

Staring Into the Sun: A Brief History of William Horatio Bates photo
May 8, 2019 | Adventures in Eyeballs

Staring Into the Sun: A Brief History of William Horatio Bates

Joshua James Amberson

I found out about William Bates when I begin struggling with vision loss, in my mid-twenties. If you try to research vision loss in any capacity, you find him.

Moriches photo
May 6, 2019 | Nonfiction

Moriches

Kent Kosack

I’ve been tasked with digitizing my father’s slides, a hundred or so he inherited from his aunt.

Falstaff photo
May 2, 2019 | Hobart at the Opera

Falstaff

Michael Mungiello

I was going to see Verdi’s Falstaff with Robin.  My driver said “I hate Bill de Blasio. The MTA is corrupt. Uber is corrupt. I’ve been driving... more

Rub Some Dirt on It photo
April 30, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Rub Some Dirt on It

Sam DeLeo

And yet, when it came to hitting a baseball, I always liked my odds.

Stomping Grounds photo
April 29, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Stomping Grounds

Chad Schuster

The solidity of contact is registered first in the hands. The knowledge radiates outward from there. 

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Elizabeth Ellen

Elizabeth Ellen

A 400-page collection of poems in fours sections: Nicki Minaj Songs, Bob Dylan Songs, Elliott Smith Songs, and 90s Riot Grrrls Songs.

 

 

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Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

FOUR NEW ESSAYS BY CHLOE CALDWELL! Plus the original essays that made you fall in love with Chloe!

 

 

 

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

Saul Stories is a linked collection that explores the relationships between a forty-year-old female artist, her teenaged daughter, and her daughter's friends. With ferocious realism, the book interrogates how children of differing classes and races are treated in the U.S., and the salacious and skeptical ways the current culture views cross-generational friendships. But most potently—in narratives taking place in Denny's and movie theatres and living rooms and cars—Saul Stories wonders what it means to be a woman and an artist and a mother, all at once.