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A Quarantine Diary
Marley Fortin | 12/29/2020

At the beginning of quarantine, my diary was full of to-do lists.  For example: No 4 PM disaster nap!; Read 1 hour; Something artsy 1 hour; Stats problems 1, 2....

our 2020 favorites
various | 12/26/2020

Our editors found R.B.G. A TRIBUTE, POVs BIENVENUE and DREAM OR ILLUSION particularly worthy of revisiting. Each article reflects a fresh view of events, perspectives and/or opinion.

Black Solidarity
Runnie Exuma | 11/14/2020

To drink from the plastic bag, it meant to put its tip to my mouth, bring my two front teeth to bite. Then to face its test of gravity meant...

Shattered Lens
S.R. Landon | 11/11/2020

A trail of fresh impressions scar the ash.  Two sets of footprints – one female, one male.  Ginny and I, the only two humans. Not another anywhere. Blood drips from a...

Burnished Figments
Isaiah Lowney-Piazzalunga | 10/27/2020

Halloween is fast approaching. I am a half-chewed bone and it is a salivating hound running me down. It is a besotted pigeon and I'm a dry, dry breadcrumb. So...

Robotic Dreams
S.R. Landon | 10/20/2020

Cruising through another post-pandemic day.  I stopped counting.  Another 24 marked with measured caution.  Resembles life on another planet.  Or inhabiting an ever-evolving cosmos.

Dream Or Illusion
S.R. Landon | 09/25/2020

“Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?” 55 years after James Baldwin’s historic Cambridge address, the issue still remains. We ask: can racism ever become a...

Only Myself, That Is All
Lillie Laing | 09/22/2020

My gaze got caught in the reflection of the glass door beside me. As I stared, so did she. She loves walking through autumn leaves like I do. She loves...

The Perfect Woman
Isabella Ranzlov | 09/22/2020

Men will have a better view of your angles if you sit like a statue. If you do happen to be one of the cursed women that does have their...

Reflections
Isaiah Lowney-Piazzalunga | 08/18/2020

The small green bottle circled around, clanging against the prop-up breakfast-in-bed type table, which he’d set up next to his relatively inert and positively relaxed body. He was not exactly...