Tag: Nonfiction

| By Rosanna Staffa

[ Issue Issue #3 ]

Lacrima Rerum

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| By Helen Betya Rubinstein

[ Issue Issue #3 ]

In Kishinev

In Kishinev two boys came from the hotel to pick us up. They held out a sign with our names on it, nodded privyet, and walked us to a sporty red Fiat. Inside, the familiar rumble of ignition, then a blast of club music that got turned down. From our spot low to the ground …

| By Danniel Schoonebeek

[ Issue Issue #3 ]

C’est la guerre

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| By Richard Kostelanetz

[ Issue Issue #3 ]

A Life in New York City

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| By Maya Weeks

[ Issue Issue #3 ]

The Possibilities Are Endless

I invite you to join the five and a half million people, including those in Greenland and the Faroe Islands, who speak Danish. It’s not that complicated—you don’t even have to conjugate verbs according to person, let alone gender—but it can be difficult to learn since the ethnic Danish population doesn’t expect foreigners to learn …

, | By Brenna Kischuk

[ Issue Issue #3 ]

Picture City

48 miles northwest In January of 2005 a mudslide covered the beachside town of La Conchita. Known as punta until 1925, it was founded in the late 19th century by men working on the South Pacific Railroad. The landslide destroyed thirty-six of one hundred sixty homes. Ten people died. The railroad still a vein running …

, | By Aaron Gilbreath

[ Issue Issue #3 ]

At the Jazz Kissa

Like the cramped sushi bar I found in Kyoto packed with friendly businessmen and laughing smokers, and the independent Tokyo record store I found filled with collectible blues and jazz, I stumbled on Jazz In Rokudenashi by accident. It was a jazu kissa on a brick side street in Kyoto’s historic Gion-Shijō district. Jazu kissa …

| By Alice Dreger

[ Issue Issue #2 ]

Monsters and the Ghosts of PubMed

Sarah McCord can’t quite remember when she discovered that PubMed was still calling conjoined twins “monsters.” She does, however, remember being startled. “It bothered me,” she wrote to me, “because it seemed like there were all kinds of news stories about conjoined twins being surgically separated, and I knew that there would be more searching …

| By Stephen T. Asma

[ Issue Issue #2 ]

Monsters and the Moral Imagination

Monsters are on the rise. People can’t seem to get enough of vampires lately, the giant monsters (Kaiju) are resurfacing, and zombies have a new lease on life. The reasons for this increased monster culture are hard to pin down. Maybe it’s social anxiety in the post-9/11 decade, or the conflict in Iraq—some think there’s …

| By Kastalia Medrano

[ Issue Issue #2 ]

The Monster

When I was a child, there was a monster under my bed. It was there when I was born, and when I was old enough to move from my mom’s bedroom to my own it moved in with me. I thought sometimes that together we took up too much room, but neither of us wanted …