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Unknown Pleasures, Luxury Poverty

Nicholas Grider

02.16.16

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.

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Sidepiece Blues

Andrea Lambert

02.15.16

“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.”

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Scars

Michelle Lyn King

02.01.16

Michelle Lyn King surveys the emotional and physical effects carried behind the markings of eleven different kinds of scars.

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Big Girls

Sara Finnerty

08.31.15

A heartbreaking and beautifully crafted personal essay on motherhood, being big, and loving too much.

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NO LO PUEDO CONTROLAR

Katie Burke

06.29.15

A young woman finds parallels with the life of Selena Quintanilla in the midst of search for self and love.

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72-Hour Hold

Michael du Plessis

06.23.15

A haunting autobiographical essay by Michael du Plessis: “She said, Once you struggle, it’s all lost.”

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Build Your Own Death Star

Alex Kalamaroff

06.08.15

A personal essay about kid creativity, Legos, and the Death Star.

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Bad Places

Dodie Bellamy

06.03.15

An excerpt from Dodie Bellamy’s When the Sick Rule the World, coming this fall from Semiotext(e).

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Blindness, Bats, and Belief As The Only Superpower We Need: On Daredevil and Beyond

Shoshana Seidman

05.26.15

Shoshana Seidman explores the links between blindness, bats, belief, and the superhero Daredevil.

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The Funeral Home

Josalyn Knapic

11.05.14

The “home” of “funeral home” takes on new meaning in a contemplative new creative essay from Josalyn Knapic.