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New Feature: Ask the Editor

Ask the Editor is a new resource for our readers and writers in which we review and respond to popular questions about our journal, essay writing, submissions, and literary potpourri type stuff. 523 more words

Creative Nonfiction

The Everest Disaster Trilogy Challenge

Read these three books, my friend gushed, and you’ll experience a gummy, disorienting waltz with truth, memory, and trauma.

Krakauer, Jon. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster… 827 more words


Eating Stone by Ellen Meloy

This author is really for e.v.e.r.y.o.n.e on your holiday shopping list. Warning: you will become the heroine dealer of literature. Friends will stalk you, shaky, half-dressed, begging, “Got any more of that?” 126 more words


The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation

The holiday gift guide continues! Here’s one for the history buff in your life. Or the reluctant reader. Or the pot head who rails on and on about states rights vs federal authority. 695 more words


I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong

While we tend to chuck microbes into a general “yuck” pile of germs in need of disinfecting, truth is, only a slim minority of species are harmful. 553 more words


Verbal Judo

Verbal Judo, Updated Edition: The Gentle Art of Persuasion, by George J. Thompson, PhD

The late George J. Thompson (died 2011) trained in judo and aikido before becoming a police officer in his early 30s. 354 more words

Flashback Fridays: Starts Here

In 2009 the earth received a blessing in the form of the ‘critically acclaimed’ “Jennifer’s Body“…well critically acclaimed in my heart. Back in 09′ I loved the movie so much I took it upon myself to create fan art for the pivotal role of NEEDY (played by Amanda Seyfried) . 173 more words