Unknown Pleasures, Luxury PovertyNicholas Grider
Nicholas Grider examines the lines between poverty and luxury in the context of his having bought a pair of Beats headphones while on the verge of homelessness.
Sidepiece BluesAndrea Lambert
“Should the wife, the other, male sidepiece and I join together à la The Other Woman and seek some sort of misbegotten revenge? That sounds unlikely, fraught and nightmarish. I do not wish revenge. She has been honest with me. I am getting what I want out of the relationship, I think.”
ScarsMichelle Lyn King
Michelle Lyn King surveys the emotional and physical effects carried behind the markings of eleven different kinds of scars.
Big GirlsSara Finnerty
A heartbreaking and beautifully crafted personal essay on motherhood, being big, and loving too much.
NO LO PUEDO CONTROLARKatie Burke
A young woman finds parallels with the life of Selena Quintanilla in the midst of search for self and love.
72-Hour HoldMichael du Plessis
A haunting autobiographical essay by Michael du Plessis: “She said, Once you struggle, it’s all lost.”
Build Your Own Death StarAlex Kalamaroff
A personal essay about kid creativity, Legos, and the Death Star.
Bad PlacesDodie Bellamy
An excerpt from Dodie Bellamy’s When the Sick Rule the World, coming this fall from Semiotext(e).
Blindness, Bats, and Belief As The Only Superpower We Need: On Daredevil and BeyondShoshana Seidman
Shoshana Seidman explores the links between blindness, bats, belief, and the superhero Daredevil.
The Funeral HomeJosalyn Knapic
The “home” of “funeral home” takes on new meaning in a contemplative new creative essay from Josalyn Knapic.