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This Cartoon Will Help You Rethink Your Definition of Intimacy

The show went a step further than other cartoons of the time: It showed young women intentionally building a life together.

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Journalism and Literature Need to Make Room for “Unfamiliar” Stories

To refresh our sense of empathy we have to expose ourselves to other perspectives. In the news, in literature, in life.

Aug 16, 2022
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Studying Lizards Taught Me How to Trust

They led me to a place where trust became possible.

Aug 15, 2022
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A Fully Funded MFA Doesn’t Mean Financial Security
As part of our Application Week series, Katerina Ivanov Prado writes about financial insecurity while pursuing her MFA, community, and resilience.
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So You Want to Apply for an MFA
For our Application Week series, MFA directors and professors discuss common misconceptions, how they support students, and answer that ubiquitous question: Is getting an MFA worth it?
Aug 15, 2022
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How to Apply for Grants and Residencies
As part of our Application Week series, Jasmine Dreame Wagner writes about putting together your strongest proposal to get funding for your work-in-progress.
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anak ko
past mahal / dressed in the garments / of two pronouns.
Jul 08, 2022
Cover Photo: This illustration shows an apartment complex detailed like you are looking at the backside of a dollhouse and cut out of black paper. We see various scenes going on in different rooms, but in particular one apartment shows people having sex, while the apartment below it is being banged and rattled around
Intellectual Property as a Result
recently I signed a contract / which stipulates anything / I conceive of as a result / of the job belongs to the job
Mar 29, 2022
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Laying Down the Groundwork
When I got up before anyone else / I took the heavy clams from the fridge / and put them in a bowl of cool water.
Feb 25, 2022
Cover Photo: An illustration of a man and a woman, seen from behind, as they look out onto the water. The man is wearing a plaid shirt and a cowboy hat; the woman has long hair and is wearing a tank top. The image is rendered in red, purple, and yellow tones as if to evoke a vivid sunset.
Pages from Before
Three days, our people had agreed: a real, old-school, ‘Rolling Stone’–style profile.
Aug 12, 2022
Cover Photo: culinary tools like whisks, strainers, pots, and pans hanging in a dark kitchen, lit by an ominous light
“I didn’t even realize the sun had already set,” I said, turning on a light for Herrick. He awoke with a jerk. “Time to eat.”
Aug 05, 2022
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Playing Games
Anyone can play, she said. Just don’t cheat.
Jul 29, 2022