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Category: Story Online

, | By Kaila Young

[ April 26, 2016 ]

New Day Tuesday: Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change by Andrew Solomon

The desire to escape grounds itself in many of us, but it laid roots early in Andrew Solomon. As a Jewish child hearing stories of the Holocaust and obsessing over British fairy tales, Solomon prepared for his opportunity to get out. In his essay “Dispatches from Everywhere,” Solomon writes: I was afraid of the world. …

, | By Staff

[ April 21, 2016 ]

Selected Stories: April 21, 2016

  American writer Madeleine L’Engle told us, “Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.” Below are a few we found this week that force us to agree: An excerpt on Lit Hub from Melissa Broder’s upcoming book on love, marriage, sex, monogamy, and illness that, seriously, you can’t miss: “But we can’t freeze the way …

, | By Francis Davis

[ April 18, 2016 ]

West Philly

Part of me still couldn’t fathom that our life together was done, still believed we lived in that cramped third-floor apartment, two floors above the James Spader lookalike who held open mic poetry readings every Friday evening in his living room and once asked if you’d ever read Madame Bovary. Across the street sat the …

, | By Staff

[ March 25, 2016 ]

Selected Stories for March 25, 2016

  Ursula K. Le Guin said: “The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.” Read this week’s links below of great stories from around the web; bring them to life. Kevin Maloney gives a hilarious recount of a mosh pit …

, | By Kaila Young

[ March 15, 2016 ]

New Day Tuesday: An Unrestored Woman by Shobha Rao

Partition essentially means division. In 1947, the Partition of India meant the division between India and Pakistan, the creation of a borderline. But it also meant the division between mother and child, duty and love, youth and battle scars. The 1947 partition was arguably the product of genocide and the motivator of the world’s largest …

, | By Chris Wiewiora

[ March 14, 2016 ]

Ripples

Scientists should be futurists. If we don’t understand flowing wells, then what chance do we have for a future? At the end of July, I stood among a cluster of Sustainable Agriculture students from Iowa State University under a gazebo in Eagle Grove, Iowa staring at an elbow-bent pipe sprouting from the cement foundation. We were …

, | By Staff

[ March 10, 2016 ]

Selected Stories

  “The best moments in reading are when you come across something—a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things—which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if …

, | By Kaila Young

[ March 8, 2016 ]

New Day Tuesday: Until We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran by Shirin Ebadi

I swung between rage and guilt. It was my work that had caused this to happen to my husband. And yet was it not Javad who had betrayed me? But I was not in his shoes, isolated, away from my wife and daughters, vulnerable. I thought of telling him that he was not alone. That …

, | By Bess Winter

[ March 7, 2016 ]

Machines of Another Era

Many years later, after he’d forgotten how to write stories, García Márquez began to call his brother. What day is it? He would ask. And his brother would tell him, in a voice that was a blend of respect and simple tones, It is Tuesday or It is Friday afternoon or It is the last …

, | By Staff

[ March 4, 2016 ]

Selected Stories for March 4, 2016

  According to fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin, “The story—from Rumplestiltskin to War and Peace—is one of the basic tools invented by the human mind for the purpose of understanding. There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.” Below are some of the …