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Types of Animals

after Borges some by branching   by bivalve   by colony   by loping   by leaping some disguised in waiting   in watching   by blending in motion some in color   in...

Life Among the Hypermasculine: An Interview with Fidelis author and...

Teresa Fazio is the author of Fidelis, a memoir of her time as a Marine Corps officer and its aftermath. She joined ROTC when...

You Had Me at Beheading! The Author of “Against Football” Responds...

To open separate window, click button on upper right of display   Copyright @ 2015 by Steve Almond. First published in The Rumpus, December 1, 2015. Reprinted...

The War on Pagans

It’s the time of year for the “War on Christmas”.  The war, supposedly a slight against Christianity, was most recently inspired by a book...

Learning Hungarian

Roza, my four-year-old daughter, is patient with me as I struggle to understand her. She doesn’t know it, but I’m in awe of the...

The Ghosts We Carry with Us

When I told my father that I was visiting Montgomery, his only reaction was fear — a bone-deep memory of water hoses and fire bombings, billy clubs and rough nooses.

Shoveling Dirt On ritual and grief at a Jewish funeral

Paul is in a coma, said the person calling. The doctors think this is the end. His wife Jenni wants you to come. She...

Of the Bridal Event at Filene’s Basement, Downtown Crossing, Ten Years...

I used to feel that I would just fly directly off the Down escalator one day, following a curving trajectory directly into Filene’s Bargain...

Born Here, Freed Here

  "I was born a slave on a plantation in Franklin County, Virginia . . .  My life had its beginning in the midst of...

Making Peace with Pepperoni: A Muslim-American Perspective

As Muslim-Americans, we need to play a more active role in defining our faith, or will continue to have others define it for us The...

Fox Humana

If asked, the fox might say that one of the problems in her world, and ours, is that humans have overtaken her species as...

Can a Heretic Be a Hero? The Muslim Breakthrough of...

Last week, capping off a successful awards season, Mahershala Ali won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Moonlight--the first...