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Brett Ortler

09.11.18

Brett Ortler with a moving essay on what happens when technologically connected millennials die, video games, the smattering of friendships that stick with you (for whatever reason) for life, losing a close friend to chronic illness, the music of Matthew Good, and much more.

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A Simple Stretch of Highway

Brett Ortler

09.07.17

“If Google Earth marked each death with a pin in real time, the world would seem to bloom with departure. On a day-to-day basis, the locations of most deaths go unmarked.” Brett Ortler investigates the tragedies that underly the roadside memorials that line our daily paths.

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(Not) Cutting It

Brett Ortler

02.06.17

Brett Ortler looks back on the detrimental mental and physical effects of his weight cutting practices as a high school wrestler and how they shaped who he’d become.