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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.

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. 

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.

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.

May 30, 2015 | Nonfiction

Game of the Day: Opening Day

Jesse Sawyer

April 6, 2014
Opening Day
San Diego Padres
Los Angeles Dodgers
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, CA

San Diego


May 29, 2015 | Nonfiction

ER #6

Michael Levan

She lasts another day, maybe two. 

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

April 30, 2015 | 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. 

April 27, 2015 | 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 such Elysian Field and helping the squad reach its goal, which

April 24, 2015 | 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.

April 22, 2015 | Nonfiction


Thomas Mira y Lopez

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

April 18, 2015 | Nonfiction

Game of the Day: Spring Training

Jesse Sawyer

March 7, 2015
Spring Training - Cactus League
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Oakland Athletics
Hohokam Stadium
Mason, AZ



April 17, 2015 | 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.”

April 16, 2015 | 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.

April 8, 2015 | 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.

April 1, 2015 | Nonfiction

Altruism on Twitter: The Amazin' @DidMetsLose2Day Feed

Andrew Bomback

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

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.

March 18, 2015 | Nonfiction


Rebecca Hazelwood

Every day after your aunt points a 9mm Smith and Wesson at your head, you think about holding one in your hands. You need to feel that weight. 

March 10, 2015 | Nonfiction

Forgetting New Year's Eve

Fruzsina Eördögh

We were in Hungary to see his grave, which I did not spit on, and I’m proud of myself for that.   

March 6, 2015 | Nonfiction

The Infidel Approaches Grace

Sara Rauch

The night we part, not knowing when we will see each other next, we go out walking beneath a swollen, but waning, moon.

March 2, 2015 | Nonfiction

Baby They Don’t Know About Us

Megan Kirby

My cousin Anabella is almost 16. She’s into musical theatre. She posts pictures of froyo on her Instagram has four times more followers than me. Her favorite member of One Direction is Niall.

February 13, 2015 | Nonfiction

Take a Bow and Accept the Bouquets: My Struggle with My Struggle, Book 3

Andrew Bomback

Coincidentally, I read the third book of My Struggle in the two weeks leading up to my daughter’s third birthday. The coincidence is that my daughter was experimenting with a particularly annoying

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