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Big League Chew photo
April 22, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Big League Chew

Margaret Madole

Wrigley had put out a study claiming that gum chewing increased performance on assessments and my elementary school took it as gospel, sending letters home asking for us to bring it on test days. Marshall brought Big League Chew. 

"Talkin' Bout Practice": quitters photo
April 20, 2019 | Dispatches

"Talkin' Bout Practice": quitters

Alyssa Oursler

The first doctor who called said I couldn’t play. The scan showed stress fractures and the only remedy was rest. It would... more

If You Build It Baseball Dads Will Come photo
April 18, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

If You Build It Baseball Dads Will Come

Bailey Gaylin Moore

The first time this happened, I sighed when he walked away, squinting my eyes to see if he had a wedding ring.

Béisbol  photo
April 16, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction


Francisco Martínezcuello

When I am young I wish I were invisible so that the white boys will stop screaming, “Go back where you came from.”

An Abbreviated Directory of Women in Baseball photo
April 12, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

An Abbreviated Directory of Women in Baseball

Courtney Preiss

Kinsella, Annie: Cinnamon-haired romantic lead in Field of Dreams. Played with zeal by Amy Madigan. Equal parts romantic and pragmatic, she raised a farm and a daughter, vanquished small-town Nazism, and offered unconditional support to her crazy-ass ghost-loving husband.

Yankees at Shea photo
April 5, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Yankees at Shea

Laura Scalzo

In 1974 or 1975 my father took my sisters and me to our first baseball game. It was always going to be a Yankee game, wherever that might be.

Your Name Comes From Him photo
April 4, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Your Name Comes From Him

Thomas Gresham

You cannot think of baseball without thinking of your grandpa. The two forever tangled in each’s DNA.

Ken Smiled with His Eyes photo
April 2, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Ken Smiled with His Eyes

Jeff Barker

Later that evening, Ken Caminiti died alone in a bug infested Bronx drug house.

B is for Breakfast photo
March 31, 2019 | Nonfiction

B is for Breakfast

Alice Lowe

“I’ll be right up,” I said, seeking the comfort of the remaining parental arms. But no, he told me, “wait until morning.”

Don Giovanni photo
March 28, 2019 | Hobart at the Opera

Don Giovanni

Michael Mungiello

Mike and I sat in our separate seats and waved to each other. I’d texted him the night before and asked “Wanna see Don Giovanni tomorrow... more

Circling photo
March 25, 2019 | Nonfiction


Heather Lefebvre

Scream and jump out, I said, watching us slide toward the water, letting the safety belt hold me in place.

The Woman Who Wasn't There photo
March 19, 2019 | Nonfiction

The Woman Who Wasn't There

Nicole Hamer

The bracelet tells someone where she is, honey. But it doesn’t tell you why.

Septic photo
March 4, 2019 | Nonfiction


Andrew Waite

Sitting still can be tough on a body, just as the shifting earth, and plunging and thawing temperatures can be hard on a pipe.

"Talkin' Bout Practice": for coach photo
March 1, 2019 | Dispatches

"Talkin' Bout Practice": for coach

Alyssa Oursler

The world does not write enough odes
to in-betweenness—the way you can be
together / feel apart / apart / feel... more

People Like Us photo
February 26, 2019 | Nonfiction

People Like Us

Wells Woodman

I didn’t realize, when we were falling in love, that her father was a pathological extrovert.

Ten Rules For Cooks on the Verge of Collapse photo
February 21, 2019 | Nonfiction

Ten Rules For Cooks on the Verge of Collapse

Megan Pillow Davis

3) Almost all seemingly-ruined meals can be salvaged if you add something. About 80 percent of the time, that something is wine. And if a meal is going to fail, let it fail spectacularly.

Lineup photo
February 15, 2019 | Nonfiction


Kate Olsson

There is a ceramic pot full of my mother’s cigarette butts on the front steps of my childhood home, hot-glued back together by my father after one of our cats saw a chipmunk, and went for it.

Iolanta & Bluebeard’s Castle: double bill photo
February 14, 2019 | Hobart at the Opera

Iolanta & Bluebeard’s Castle: double bill

Michael Mungiello

The first time I went to the opera I went because I wanted to see a man go to hell. My dad got us tickets to... more

Guinea Pigs photo
February 12, 2019 | Nonfiction

Guinea Pigs

Simon Graham

A dog would live too long. An axolotl would stink the house. Reptile equipment is confusing, complex. I’m allergic to cats. What I really... more

Permanent Records photo
February 11, 2019 | Nonfiction

Permanent Records

Anna Held

I have a tattoo on my back that’s almost a secret. My partner is the only one who has looked up close. It feels like it’s sometimes... more

Seeing the Sun photo
February 8, 2019 | Nonfiction

Seeing the Sun

Lauren Krauze

“You should just ask yourself what your needs are,” Stephanie says. She raises an eyebrow, takes a sip of sangria, swallows... more

My Dad Says The Sun photo
February 8, 2019 | Nonfiction

My Dad Says The Sun

Paul Crenshaw

My dad says the sun don’t shine on the same dog’s ass every day. He says if you ain’t the lead dog the scenery never changes. If you can’t run with the big dogs then stay on the porch. 

A Luminous Index: Erotic Phenomenology of a Stain photo
February 7, 2019 | Nonfiction

A Luminous Index: Erotic Phenomenology of a Stain

Sue Rainsford

A stain; an unintended mark that, once made, resists removal. Inadvertent remnant and by-product, it is something made while we were looking elsewhere; evidence that our attention faltered, or that some vessel failed to function. 

Handbrake photo
February 6, 2019 | Nonfiction


Mike Nagel

The Friday after the sexual assault hearing of future Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, when we were all wondering if it mattered anymore what anyone said or did, I drove with a group of guys up into the Colorado mountains.

Marco photo
February 4, 2019 | Nonfiction


Keith David Langston

It was 2006, and I had just arrived in Florida for a marine biology excursion sponsored by a certain theme park that dabbles in ocean rehabilitation. To spare myself from any lawsuits, let’s just call it Ocean Planet.

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

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