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Dec 15, 2020
Sophie Haigney Accumulation and Appreciation

We start collecting with rocks. We begin, then, in the realm of prehistory, poring over minerals that might be millions or billions of years old, numbers so large and abstract that children might spend hours trying to conceptualize them.

Jul 28, 2020
Kate Zambreno Texts of Nothing

What could the “I” be in language, could it dissolve into other “I’s,” could it be multiple? Could the I’s begin playing games with each other?

Jul 14, 2020
Brad Phillips I Don't Want to Believe

I recently discovered that—unlike in my twenties—at 46 years old I am able to spend innumerable hours watching The X-Files unassisted by marijuana.

Jun 30, 2020
Travis Diehl The Spirit of '70

We don’t need a film crew to invent an LAPD cruiser in flames outside a mall; teargas in a D.C. churchyard; a Minneapolis precinct on fire; a new generation marching in the glow.

Jun 16, 2020
Izabella Scott An Invisible Crown: How to Be an Heiress

What follows is a story of a number of women who invented fortunes. They lied, faked pictures, forged documents, and posed as socialites, or royals. They enacted, without knowing one other, The Heiress Con: inventing a fortune in order to create one.

Mar 24, 2020
Amir Ahmadi Arian In Solitary

I spent 2017 researching a novel partially set in a prison’s solitary confinement wing. I have been fortunate enough to never have experienced solitary myself, which is not to be taken for granted if you lived in Iran and were involved in politics.