"Lists of Cross-Dressing Soldiers," Patricia Lockwood

"Someone thought long and hard how to best
make my brother blend into the sand. He came
back and he was heaped up himself like a dune,
he was twice the size of me, his sight glittered
deeper in the family head, he hid among himself,
and slid, and stormed, and looked the same
as the next one, and was hot and gold and some-
where else.”

"Harvey Milk of San Fransisco," icon by Brother Robert Lentz, OFM.

"Harvey Milk of San Fransisco," icon by Brother Robert Lentz, OFM.

"Today is a Bright New Day," Tom Brosseau.

"On Privacy," C.D. Wright

On the phone he told his sister
He hung strips of a plastic bag from his bunk
And pretended he was in his boat
And his cellmate’s flushing, Arctic Ocean

"Christopher Michael-Martinez’s Father Gets It Right about Guns," Adam Gopnik

“Why did Chris die? Chris died because of craven, irresponsible politicians and the N.R.A.”

"Elegy for a Country's Seasons," Zadie Smith

"Oh, what have we done! It’s a biblical question, and we do not seem able to pull ourselves out of its familiar—essentially religious—cycle of shame, denial, and self-flagellation. This is why (I shall tell my granddaughter) the apocalyptic scenarios did not help—the terrible truth is that we had a profound, historical attraction to apocalypse. In the end, the only thing that could create the necessary traction in our minds was the intimate loss of the things we loved. Like when the seasons changed in our beloved little island, or when the lights went out on the fifteenth floor, or the day I went into an Italian garden in early July, with its owner, a woman in her eighties, and upon seeing the scorched yellow earth and withered roses, and hearing what only the really old people will confess—in all my years I’ve never seen anything like it—I found my mind finally beginning to turn from the elegiac what have we done to the practical what can we do?"

How does it feel to be a problem?

W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk

"What Remains," Ellery Akers

Years ago, one night when I was sad, I asked for a sign;
I’ve forgotten why.
All I remember now
is that two deer stepped onto the beach below:
their hooves clinked when they crossed the shale,
and when they walked up the beach,
their hoof prints filled with seawater.
Each pool held a moon.
I sat on that rock and tried to understand what it meant.
The stink of kelp floated closer;
coarse fronds washed back and forth
while the sea breathed below me.
Now I know it wasn’t a sign.
It was just thirty or forty holes, shining.

Textile designer Maryanne Moodie at work. Photo by Maxwell Tielman.

Textile designer Maryanne Moodie at work. Photo by Maxwell Tielman.

The fifty-five schools under federal investigation for their mishandling of sexual assault and rape:

Arizona State University
Butte-Glen Community College (CA)
Occidental College (CA)
University of California-Berkeley
University of Southern California
Regis University (CO)
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Colorado at Denver
University of Denver
University of Connecticut
Catholic University of America (DC)
Florida State University
Emory Universtiy (GA)
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Idaho
Knox College (IL)
University of Chicago
Indiana University- Bloomington
Vincennes University (IN)
Amherst College (MA)
Boston University
Emerson College (MA)
Harvard College (MA)
Harvard University- Law School
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Frostberg State University (MD)
Michigan State University
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Guilford College (NC)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Minot State University (ND)
Dartmouth College (NH)
Princeton University (NJ)
CUNY Hunter College (NY)
Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)
Sarah Lawrence College (NY)
SUNY Binghamton (NY)
Denison University (OH)
Ohio State University
Wittenberg University (OH)
Oklahoma State University
Carngie Mellon University (PA)
Franklin and Marshall College (PA)
Pennsylvania State University
Swarthmore College (PA)
Temple University (PA)
Vanderbilt University (TN)
Southern Methodist University (TX)
The University of Texas-Pan American
College of William and Mary (VA)
University of Virginia
Washington State University
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Bethany College (WV)
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine 

From Vilde J. Rolfsen’s “Plastic Bag Landscapes.”
"Ongoing project, where I use light and colored background to make plastic bags look magical. Creating a landscape within the plastic bag.  Plastic bags are a huge contributor to the landfill waste, and are extremely harmful for our oceans and the creatures living there. Do not say yes to a plastic bag when shopping. These plastic bags were found in the street.”

From Vilde J. Rolfsen’s “Plastic Bag Landscapes.”

"Ongoing project, where I use light and colored background to make plastic bags look magical. Creating a landscape within the plastic bag.

Plastic bags are a huge contributor to the landfill waste, and are extremely harmful for our oceans and the creatures living there. Do not say yes to a plastic bag when shopping. These plastic bags were found in the street.”

As soon as José Arcadio closed the bedroom door the sound of a pistol shot echoed through the house. A trickle of blood came out under the door, crossed the living room, went out into the street, continued on in a straight line across the uneven terraces, went down steps and climbed over curbs, passed along the Street of the Turks, turned a corner to the right and another to the left, made a right angle at the Buendía house, went in under the closed door, crossed through the parlor, hugging the walls so as not to stain the rugs . . . and came out in the kitchen, where Úrsula was getting ready to crack 36 eggs to make bread.

‘Holy Mother of God!’ Úrsula shouted.’

Gabriel García Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude
"Ballet Differed," Hillary Faye. Gif.

"Ballet Differed," Hillary Faye. Gif.

Tom Brosseau, “Cradle Your Device”

"Other Than Honorable," David Philipps

Winner of the 2014 Pulitizer Prize for national reporting. “In January, friends wheeled Alvaro into a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Denver and pleaded for help, but hospital staff said his other-than-honorable discharge barred him from care, handed him the phone numbers for local homeless shelters and wheeled him out.”