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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
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.

Implosion photo
April 22, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction


Thomas Mira y Lopez

When the time came for its demolition, there was no implosion at Shea Stadium.

Game of the Day: Spring Training photo
April 18, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Game of the Day: Spring Training

Jesse Sawyer

March 7, 2015
Spring Training - Cactus League
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Oakland Athletics
Hohokam... more

The Eyes of the Storm photo
April 17, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

The Eyes of the Storm

David Wanczyk

“I thought it was boring,” he told me, “partly because I'd just learned English. But learning the language and the terminology and how the game is played was the big change.”

Katamari photo
April 16, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction


Barrett Bowlin

We're hoping to hear some passion tonight at the hotel if we cup our ears up to the door of their room.

Mill Valley Little League, 1999 to 2004 photo
April 8, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Mill Valley Little League, 1999 to 2004

Dylan Fisher

Could be anyone by now. I hope he's okay. I hope they're all okay.

Altruism on Twitter: The Amazin' @DidMetsLose2Day Feed photo
April 1, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Altruism on Twitter: The Amazin' @DidMetsLose2Day Feed

Andrew Bomback

I learned about @DidMetsLose2Day because someone I followed retweeted a post.

We Were Homeless photo
March 26, 2015 | Nonfiction

We Were Homeless

Emily Geminder

We were homeless. We stole blankets, sheets. We took provisions. We carried our houses inside us.

Saratoga Tree Beast  photo
March 21, 2015 | Dispatches

Saratoga Tree Beast 

Sean Kilpatrick

We tried training the Doberman abandoned a yard down with chemically flattened ham

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