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A Closer Look photo
July 22, 2015 | Nonfiction

A Closer Look

Cathy Gilbert

I do not remember this, cannot call up the image. 

Game of the Day: April 29, 2015 photo
July 16, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Game of the Day: April 29, 2015

Jesse Sawyer

We are launching a new project, HOBART HANDBOOKS, the first project of which is our Handbook on Baseball, collecting... more

All My Coworkers When I Worked At Zeppe's photo
July 15, 2015 | Dispatches

All My Coworkers When I Worked At Zeppe's

Jordan Castro

In 2011, while addicted to heroin, I briefly delivered pizza for Zeppe's, a chain restaurant in rural Northeast Ohio. 

Animate photo
July 7, 2015 | Nonfiction


Marin Sardy

The story goes that Mario is Luigi’s brother. Nearly all we know about him is that he is a brother.

The Guacamole Principle  photo
July 2, 2015 | Nonfiction

The Guacamole Principle 

Mansour Chow

Sometimes we appreciate things a lot later in life than we should.

Ha-Kovshim photo
June 29, 2015 | Nonfiction


Karen Marron

The tourists stand on the hostel balcony, shirtless, sun on their golden skin and hair or maybe their skin is the sun.

It's Today Right Now photo
June 24, 2015 | Nonfiction

It's Today Right Now

J.D. Hager

Yesterday my mom called me up and asked me to buy her cigarettes. I told her no and hung up. 

Pop Therapy: A Playlist photo
June 19, 2015 | Nonfiction

Pop Therapy: A Playlist

Kate Lebo

By dread I’m inspired, by fear I’m amused. The phrase was cursived on a cocktail napkin and folded into my handshake by a steel-haired young woman two weeks before my 20th birthday. 

popsicle stick bomb photo
June 13, 2015 | Nonfiction

popsicle stick bomb

Steve Anwyll

In my head I can't believe what he just said. How the hell are we going to take a bunch of ordinary popsicle sticks and turn them into bombs? Bombs? Shit, they explode. There's fire involved! Is Kevin nuts? We'll kill people!

Soul Retrieval in the Southwest photo
June 9, 2015 | Nonfiction

Soul Retrieval in the Southwest

Lana Spendl

At my friend’s bonfire on a chilly Southwestern night, a blond woman in Birkenstocks approached me and said that her name was Singing Humyn.

Mathletes, Exile and the ‘Nerd-dom’ photo
June 8, 2015 | Nonfiction

Mathletes, Exile and the ‘Nerd-dom’

Jeffrey Ethan Lee

Only one person on the team had a significant mustache. She was the only girl, but she wasn’t good at math. 

Bars We Don't Fuck With photo
June 6, 2015 | Dispatches

Bars We Don't Fuck With

Victor Freeze

Idk what it is but I’ve never liked Thomas Street Tavern. It was even listed on the itinerary of “Bars We Don’t Fuck With” one night when my roommate and I got drunk and devised a plot to attend all of the neighborhood bars we never go to. 

The Jacka photo
June 2, 2015 | Nonfiction

The Jacka

Kenta Maniwa

Once outside, I unroll The Jacka's sweatshirt from my jacket, revealing the XXXL garment, in all its glory, reeking of blunts and harsh body odor.

Nothing Sexier Than a Girl Smoking photo
June 1, 2015 | Nonfiction

Nothing Sexier Than a Girl Smoking

Felix Kent

Two years earlier in a set of skyscrapered offices with panoramic views of dusty Los Angeles, I was an underling and he was not.

Game of the Day: Opening Day photo
May 30, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Game of the Day: Opening Day

Jesse Sawyer

April 6, 2014 Opening Day San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Dodger Stadium Los Angeles,... more

ER #6 photo
May 29, 2015 | Nonfiction

ER #6

Michael Levan

She lasts another day, maybe two. 

A Review of Cult of Loretta That Is Also An Essay Addressing the ‘Art vs. The Artist’ Debate (and more!) photo
May 28, 2015 | Nonfiction

A Review of Cult of Loretta That Is Also An Essay Addressing the ‘Art vs. The Artist’ Debate (and more!)

Elizabeth Ellen

Another night we got so high I broke into our next-door neighbor’s house and stole their television so we could watch The Simpsons. I asked Loretta where I should put it. She said on top of the TV, which is how we discovered that we already had a TV.

Goth Ryan photo
May 26, 2015 | Nonfiction

Goth Ryan

Chelsea Martin

Tara and I were impressed by the Goth subculture Goth Ryan and Tara’s boyfriend took part in not just because of the black strappy clothes, black fingernails, and heavy eye makeup (which we immediately began imitating), but also their directness and openness about feelings of sadness and rottenness. 

Letter to the Editor photo
May 23, 2015 | Dispatches

Letter to the Editor

Sara McGrath

I've been taking what feels like a giant amount of vitamins for approximately three days, which is a long time for me to do anything very consistently. 

On Going, Like Going Back photo
May 20, 2015 | Nonfiction

On Going, Like Going Back

Jill Talbot & Justin Lawrence Daugherty

Imagine we meet up on the corner of some tumbleweed-tossing town. 

Notes on the difference between conclusive and inconclusive photo
May 12, 2015 | Nonfiction

Notes on the difference between conclusive and inconclusive

Lisa Annelouise Rentz

I love it when I’m speeding and then again I love it when I crash.

Strange Lands photo
May 5, 2015 | Nonfiction

Strange Lands

Jennifer Quartararo

Abdullah greeted me outside of the Jaipur, India train station, asking if I needed a ride. He was quick to show me his official license, knew where my hotel was located and did not make false claims about it having burned down recently, a popular scheme according to my Lonely Planet guidebook. 

A Brush with the Bigs photo
April 30, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

A Brush with the Bigs

Steve Smith

I was nineteen the summer of 1956 when the Baseball Fairy tapped me with her wand and almost sent me into orbit. 

I Was Potential photo
April 27, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

I Was Potential

Jesse Donaldson

When I was fifteen, I started receiving letters from Division I baseball coaches about the possibility of joining them on such and... more

Three Milwaukee Brewers photo
April 24, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Three Milwaukee Brewers

Tyler Koshakow

I didn’t become a fan of baseball until I was in my early twenties. As a teenager, I thought sports were antithetical to the sort of arty, book-reading persona that I had been trying so hard to affect.

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

a set of linked stories with some of the same characters from Person/a and a lot of new ones and the world is the same but different from the world in Person/a and the stories take place in a year absent from Person/a. if that makes sense. contains the Pushcart Prize winning story "Teen Culture" from American Short Fiction, if that's something that moves you to buy books. <3


Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

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