Arab in Alabama

An Arab-American’s Take on Peace, Freedom, Sweet Tea and living in the South.

Why White Dudes Freak Out About White Privilege

Meg Ainsworth was disowned for dating a black man, so she knows a thing or two about racism.

The Civil War: The One We Fought, The One We’re Still Fighting

It officially ended 150 years ago on April 9 in Appomattox with General Lee’s surrender, but the deep divisions that produced the Civil War still roil our national psyche.

What Would Jesus Do?

In this haunting villanelle, Will Stockton evokes both the sacred and the profane, calling up, as he does so, “a dangerous memory”

The Demise of the Far-Right Conservative White Guy

It’s not that bad, guys.

How I Learned to Quit Hitch Hiking

You never know when two escaped convicts are gonna pick you up and try to teach you a lesson.

Why I Believe in Santa

Sometimes it doesn’t matter what you see, Jim Higley writes, it just matters what you believe.

The 10 at 10

Justin Bieber raises tensions in the Middle East and China outlaws time travel.