After accidentally killing my cousin in a car crash, my family's money helped me avoid county jail and the dangers that come with it.
Years before Prince died of an overdose, his music provided a lifeline for Eva Tenuto.
93-year-old grandfather Tom Sitter won an open mic storytelling contest with this laugh-out-loud story from his youth, complete with the names of his actual classmates.
Except for your wedding and your funeral.
My octogenarian dad wanted to study Homer’s epic and learn its lessons about life’s journeys. First he took my class. Then we sailed for Ithaca.
Who is wilderness for? It depends on who you ask.
It’s awful to need a kidney, and it’s really not that hard to give one
At 23 Drew Philip won an auction, inadvertently stepped into a community, learned to look out for his neighbors and found Detroit as a mirror of America.
This is a cautionary tale, and one that could have been much worse.
A trip to Berlin sparked a revival from an exhausting disease of contradictions.
Despite what gym lit would like us to believe, it’s impossible to squat in a vacuum.
A friendship bonded in a broken clock and the roll of dice.
This is not enough to get me a job in the circus, but it is enough to ensure something that has probably never crossed normies’ minds: I cannot wear most shoes.
Twelve years after reporting on the conflict in Darfur, film-maker Phil Cox returned. But this time, the Sudanese government put a price on his head.
It's okay! Write that letter! They'd probably love hearing from you. Or actually, on second thought, maybe you should delete it. And delete them from your address book just to be safe.
"It's stuff that random-ass people made up online, and then people will come in and expect us to know what it is, and we have no idea."
At this very moment, as you are reading this article, 90 highly trained US Air Force Officers are on alert across a network of Minuteman III Launch Control Centers.
An author recounts her peculiar experiences being mistaken for someone else (and being asked for autographs on top of it).
"All baseball players handle failure differently, but sometimes outside pursuits aren’t enough to help someone cope."
While visiting national parks to detox from the oppressive whiteness of the MFA experience, Minda Honey is reminded the only places to retreat from whiteness in this country are the spaces women of color hold for each other.
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