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Sunlight photo
June 5, 2019 | Nonfiction


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 ($28 versus $40). It forms a triangle between the Barclays Center and a huge Apple

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 video hasn’t loaded. A week before, the Notre Dame women’s basketball team made it

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


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


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 taxi since 1993. I know New York, you said Lincoln Center

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. 

In the Crypt of the Cathedral photo
April 26, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

In the Crypt of the Cathedral

Alicia Winokur

“You can’t pee here,” Brendan tells me as I climb inside the doorway leading into the belly of the Green Monster. What he means is that you shouldn’t pee here. Manny Ramirez did once, during the

Baseball Movie photo
April 25, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Baseball Movie

Dorothy Bendel

The girl wonders how he went from a boy with big league dreams to selling booze at a store on Long Island.

Take Addison East to Clark photo
April 23, 2019 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Take Addison East to Clark

Sandra Marchetti

Breathing heavily, we make it to the corner of the vacant dry cleaner’s. Still no one has rented it, I say. 

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 have been a blessing the diagnosis came between seasons but, for me,

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.”

Recent Books

Exit, Carefully

Elizabeth Ellen

"I loved reading Exit, Carefully. It’s unusual, and in my opinion exciting, to publish a play without previously receiving a major production."

                      -Walker Caplan, Lithub


Garielle Lutz

“Lutz’s work is a marvel of the possibilities of language.  Each of her sentences is an intricately crafted thing, deeply complex yet crystalline in its clarity . . . her command of each and every word remains supreme.”     

  --Mira Braneck, The Paris Review Daily


Garielle Lutz is the author of The Complete Gary Lutz, among other books.

Her Lesser Work

Elizabeth Ellen

"[Her Lesser Work] is a collection of mordant and formally inventive stories circling themes of, let’s say, desire and escape within repressive structures."

      -Walker Caplan, Literary Hub