1. Animals
  2. Castoffs

    It’s the well-wrought characters in Cynthia Guenther Richardson’s short fictional piece, “Castoffs” that will grab you and keep you reading.

    Fiction
  3. How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?

    Nguyen is a medical professional who is struggling to process her time in Puerto Rico: “There will also be stories about patients that will make you rethink what you know about love and devotion. It was my privilege to witness all of it.”

    Commentary
  4. Recipe for Mornings After

    “Whip egg whites, expectations, preheat an oven  /  carefully cultivate delicate friendships with belligerent drunks.”

    Poetry
    Photo by meeralee via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)
  5. Art
    Photo by Lignum Draco.
  6. The Problem of Pain

    As Leslie Kendall Dye suggests, pain is indeed inherited, but treating it as an affliction need not be handed down from generation to generation.

    Family
    Illustration by Kjell Reigstad.
  7. Hunger

    A beautiful poem about longing, by M.J. Arlett: “My hunger, an unanswerable question / as big as the sky.”

    Poetry
  8. The Shutterstock Blog

    The official blog of the world’s largest royalty-free image-subscription site provides inspiration, tutorials, and tips for anyone from business owners and designers to photobloggers.

    Business
  9. Shackleton’s Voyage, Illustrated

    Artist Alice recreates Ernest Shackleton’s voyage with surreal and foreboding illustrations.

    Art
    Illustration by Alice.
  10. “My mom wasn’t someone who lived for 60 years with cystic fibrosis. She was just someone who lived.”

    Motherhood