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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.

Mar 10, 2020
Audrey Wollen Middle Sister

When Dolours and Marian began their hunger strike, they each faced a life sentence, alongside six other (all male) I.R.A. members, for the two car bombs that exploded in front of the Old Bailey Courthouse and the Ministry of Agriculture in London on March

Feb 25, 2020
Adam O'Fallon Price On Vacation

“Why,” asks the girl at the gift shop register, echoing the question I’ve been asking myself on and off for the last week, “would anyone come here on vacation?”

Jan 28, 2020
John Menick Remake / Remodel

Cinema has always been a symbolic bulwark against death, but today, with national economies built on precarity and instant obsolescence, onscreen eternity is more desirable than ever.

Jan 14, 2020
Kashina Under the Cloche

I tie linen serviettes around my neck, a streamer, all colors: the plummed point of an artichoke leaf, Cinderella pumpkin orange, gold and cream like an ear of corn.

Dec 31, 2019
Alissa Bennett A Dream From Christmas Cottage

It was just four years before he accidentally dispatched himself from planet Earth with a suicidally reckless cocktail of Valium and vodka that Thomas Kinkade celebrated the release of his Hallmark Channel-esque biopic, Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage.

Dec 3, 2019
Dean Kissick Big Ice Art

Don’t read this essay. Print it. Seal it. Bury it in the cold ground for a hundred years. Leave it for somebody else to read a hundred years from now. 

Nov 19, 2019
Alex Ito Measured Life

When I was growing up, my grandfather always wore an American flag pin on his red baseball cap.