Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
Great Canadian Novel

As if a country was not an ever-tightening feeling in my chest. As if poetry was not an ever-tightening.

Jul 29, 2020
Cover Photo: A wooden chair with a blue seat stands alone in a blue room.
What If Accessibility Was Also Inclusive?

It’s hard to articulate what it feels like to spend a lifetime being told that you are not allowed. Not always in so many words, but in gestures, in spaces, in thoughtlessness.

Jul 28, 2020
Cover Photo: Illustration by Cori Lin for Catapult
What the Religious Right Gets Wrong About Monsters

Perhaps the certainty that you are not the monster—that no matter what you do, you will never become the monster—is what gives rise to monstrous behavior.

Jul 27, 2020
Cover Photo: An  illustration  of a hand opening  a box—cherry blossoms flow out of the box. Ribbons of  yellow, white, blue, fill the  background.
Budding History: On Nationalism and Cherry Blossoms
Through myth-making and symbolism, the natural world comes to stand in for potent human ideals.
Jul 23, 2020
Cover Photo: An illustration of a young girl riding a dragon through the sky
Fate and Desire in Asian America
The satisfaction people take in free will comes not from their ability to choose, but from their ability to feel like they’ve chosen.
Jul 22, 2020
Cover Photo: a photograph of Maria Beatriz Nascimento
When Black Women Pay for Black Liberation With Our Lives
Black women have been killed for our beliefs for as long as Black people have been demanding the right to breathe.
Jul 16, 2020
Cover Photo: Photograph by Fatima Akram/Unsplash
Tonight, We Live Like Kings
Dylan doesn't do gender, but they do drag.
Jul 24, 2020
Cover Photo: A photo of a forest made of tall trees, and a woman kneeling in front of a tiny cabin's door, making herself small enough to fit inside.
What Is It About a Dyke at Summer Camp?
When a girl Miss-Mary-Macks with you, it’s like you share a birthday for a full breathless sixty seconds.
Jul 17, 2020
Cover Photo: painting/illustration of a lake under a starry sky, surrounded by woods and hills
Erie
The plan was to seal themselves inside for as long as they needed to—until the world stopped burning, until it was safe.
Jul 10, 2020