Taking us back to World War II, Charles Bane Jr. writes on one soldier’s life-changing moment.
During recent executions, inmates were observed to gasp, convulse, and turn purple over periods much longer than the typical lethal injection. All of these executions used drugs made by pharmacies not regulated by the FDA.
In response to the execution of Iranian poet and activist Hashem Shaabani, Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus reflects on privilege, writing, and poetry’s function as a tool of social change.
Tennessee Attorney General’s office asked the state supreme court to set execution dates for 10 death row inmates, while an eleventh is already scheduled for April 22.
Jonathon Kambouris visually documents the face and last meal of convicted killers in order to question how society is really served by the death penalty.
Randall Horton reflects on his own experiences with grief, and wonders why being a man is to be sentenced to a life bereft of emotional support?
13 year old Xavier believes a continued culture kindness as a part of daily life can help with violence in adults
Mark Sherman recounts his struggle with finding relief in public places.
James Fell describes a bout with a pretty plagiarizer.
It’s probably not what you think. Chris Anderson explains, and compels us to take action.
A lot of progress has been made in the body image movement for women. Sami Jankins wonders why this hasn’t been extended to include men.
Paul Hudson thinks you shouldn’t walk out on love, unless it’s one of the reasons you’re not happy.
Randall Frederick looks at why individuals, even entire communities, rewrite history to conform with their ideology.
Rashaun Williams believes the best way for black people to confront and change the rampant racism in the US is to educate, inform, and empower their own communities.
As about-to-be parents, Matthew Osgood reveals more about how he and his wife had a day of their life sucked away.
The new family-friendly Scooby Doo movie, “Frankencreepy,” curses Daphne by making her fat. What kind of message does that send to our kids?
When you’re gay and get married, sometimes it feels like coming out all over again.
Allan Mott quickly discovered that the average middle-of-the-night customer at a sex shop isn’t a creep, but just a normal lonely guy.
You’ve heard it before, but here’s how to use the power of words to make it more effective. Because the last thing you need is another monkey on your back.
Charles J. Orlando points out the flaws in a popular movie genre.
Emotions don’t respond to pain the way the body does. Understanding that can prevent a ton of heartache.
Seth Trent explains how the suburban fantasy is moving aside to allow for a different definition of success.
There you see right above the couch a large framed portrait of the 40th president of the United States.