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Introspection

Natanson Soccer 1
Endpaper

The Way Things Linger

The story hit like a slap, but the after-burn lasted for days. I didn’t talk about it. None of us did.

Scam
Introspection

Sign Me Up for Fatherly Affection

So I have the important decision to make. Do I tell my dad the truth and dash his efforts out of convenience like some heartless beast, or do I endure a barrage of spam emails for the sake of deepening our familial bond?

NYC Subway Stock Photo
Introspection

NYC Subway Stock Photo

NYC Subway Stock Photo
Endpaper

How to Fall in Love with New York City in Four Hours Even if You Hated It the Whole Rest of the Stupid-Long, Stupid-Hot Summer

Small-town girl moves to big city, never looks back. This had always been my plan, and I was doing a practice run over the summer in a cozy sublease in Morningside Heights.

Choctaw Oklahoma logos
Introspection

Choctaw Oklahoma logos

AKEC has "race cards" bearing the logos of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Department of the Interior.

MAG Endpaper Graphic Collage
Introspection

God, Everything is so Asian These Days

As I scrutinized every white man over the age of 30 I told myself I just wanted to understand Edward Blum, but that was a lie. There are things I actually don’t understand, like cryptocurrency, airplanes, and lightning.

Choctaw Oklahoma logos
Introspection

The Race Card

There’s such an irony in the blood quantum system: we still use tools of colonization to define ourselves.

MAG Endpaper Graphic Collage
Introspection

MAG Endpaper Graphic Collage

Endpaper Mice
House Life

Endpaper Mice

Endpaper Mice
House Life

In Case You Forget

Under the vaulted ceilings of that old, old space, we danced onwards, understanding that we were still so very young and so very new to this place.

Hypnosis
Introspection

Hypnosis

Eyes
Endpaper

Waking Up Twice

When I wake up twice, I retain conscious thought but completely lose control.

Hypnosis
Food and Drink

Chicken Soup with a Side of Hypnosis

I felt sure it was not a mind problem, but a physical one — I had the bloat to prove it. When I asked how I might resolve said “mind-body” problem, she prescribed hypnosis.

Don't Go Breaking My Heart
Endpaper

Fixing Things and Other Such Pastimes

As I watch the patient’s heart rate slow on the monitor, it strikes me that I am watching a major event in someone’s life. The scar on the patient’s chest will be permanent, and I am here to witness it form.

Don't Go Breaking My Heart
Endpaper

Don't Go Breaking My Heart

My dad is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He performs one or two open-heart surgeries a day, but at times he’s completed more than 25 cases in a single week.

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