Robbie Short

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A Low and Distant Paradise

A year and a half ago, I stood in a room designed to hasten death of the spirit. The hospital was located near Greensboro, North Carolina, in a …

Red Sea

10 Outstanding Short Stories to Read in 2016

<i>Below is a guest post from Mumbai-based writer-filmmaker—and longtime #longreads contributor—Pravesh Bhardwaj (@AuteurPravesh).</i><p>For a couple of years …

Artist Paints Ephemeral Portraits on Vintage Paper Using Coffee as a Medium

Michael Aaron Williams is globally recognized for his statement street art that aims to provoke dialogue and stimulate social commentary. However, the Tennessee native has also become renowned for his detailed coffee paintings that capture the ephemeral nature of his subjects. Intimate and fragile, …

Art

South Sudan plane crash kills dozens; baby among 3 survivors

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Soviet-era Antonov-12 transport plane crashed Wednesday shortly after takeoff from the airport in Juba, South Sudan, killing 15 people on the plane, a South Sudanese presidential spokesman told CNN.<p>The South Sudan Red Cross said on Facebook that it had collected more than 35 bodies at the …

Airplanes

Making the Magazine: A Reading List

<i>Magazine nerds, here we go: A starter collection of behind-the-scenes stories from some of your most beloved magazines, including The New Yorker,</i> …

We Are All Confident Idiots

2.3K<p>SHARES<p>Last March, during the enormous South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, the late-night talk show <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live!</i> sent a …

Critical Thinking

The Five Best Introductory Film Cameras

Every time a photographer wants to start to experiment with film, new excitement stirs. But at the same time, it’s always wise to take a great …

Cameras

Making Victoria’s Secret Pay For Keeping Staff On Call

The controversial form of scheduling locks staff into shifts that can be canceled at the last minute, with no pay. But a lawsuit in California, and investigation in New York, could lead to big changes.<p>Until earlier this year, Erin Hurley worked part-time at a Bath & Body Works in Marietta, Georgia, …

New Jersey

The 5 Best Cheap Lenses for Canon DSLRs

You don’t need to spend over $1,000 to get a great lens for your Canon DSLR. Heck, you don’t even need to spend over $400. Canon and third party …

Cameras

Portraits of Exotic Birds Recovering at Sanctuaries

While I’ve never been a bird owner nor have I ever been attracted to owning a bird, this new series, <i>Earthbound</i> by photographer Oliver Regueiro …

A Young Student Athlete’s Depression, Hidden on Social Media

The day after Madison jumped, Jim walked to the top of the parking garage. He read the phrase, She had wings on. He spoke with Madison’s friends. He …

The Skin I’m In: Stories By Writers of Color

I wanted to share these stories about love and music and beauty and family. These stories are also about hair, about plastic surgery, about skin …

Can neuroscientists dispel the myth that children have different learning styles?

Over the past few years, there seems to have been an insidious pandemic of nonsense neuroscientific claims creeping into the education system. In 2013, the Wellcome Trust commissioned a series of surveys of parents and teachers, asking about various types of educational tools or teaching methods, …

Pedagogy

Rolling Stone and UVA: The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Report

An anatomy of a journalistic failure<p><i>A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Last November, we published a story, 'A Rape on Campus' [RS 1223], that centered around a</i> …

Journalism

The Craft of Poetry: A Semester with Allen Ginsberg

<i>Elissa Schappell | The Paris Review | 1995 | 63 minutes (15,685 words)</i><p>We’re excited to reprint Elissa Schappell‘s essay, “The Craft of Poetry: A …

Drawings in Space: Wooden Wireframe Sculptures of Everyday Objects by Janusz Grünspek | Colossal

<p>With little more than thin wooden dowels and a bit of glue, artist Janusz Grünspek creates scale replicas of everyday objects that from a distance …

Dancer Captures Elegant Photos of His Gravity-Defying Movements Frozen in Time

While levitation photography is nothing new, Taiwanese-French-American photographer Mickael Jou's self-portraits of himself leaping through the air are exceptionally elegant feats of movement and grace. For the past three years, the Berlin-based creative has united his two passions–photography and …

Photography

23 Of The Most Beautiful Terry Pratchett Quotes To Remember Him By

We shall all wear midnight.<p>1. "They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance." — <i>Equal Rites</i><p>2. "In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this."<p>3. "It's useful to go out of this world and see it from the perspective …

Terry Pratchett

Holy Writ

Learning to love the house style.<p>I didn’t set out to be a comma queen. The first job I ever had, the summer I was fifteen, was checking feet at a public pool in Cleveland. I was a “key girl”—“Key personnel” was the job title on my pay stub. I never knew what that was supposed to mean. I was not in …

Literature

Shampooed Hair Presented as Abstract Art in Photo Series

In his recent magazine piece, photographer Lo Cheuk Lun turns the common salon scene of shampooed hair into swirling designs of abstract art. Lun snapped pictures of sudsy heads from above, showing off bubbly hair that is swirled and teased in a variety of patterns. Barely recognizable as part of …

Art

Meet the artist who creates surreal masterpieces with his iPhone

“Really I just download some apps I think sound interesting and play around with them for some time.”<p>The iPhone makes creativity-on-the-move a reality

Art

Trial by Twitter

Deep in the digital diaries of three lovely girls, a fatal disconnect occurred. What their followers had not seen between the lines was the vanishing of morality, reality, and then, Skylar Neese.<p>July 4, 2012, was a scorcher in Star City, West Virginia—a prelude to what would become the hottest …

Lager, Red Bull and swimming 40 lengths: a Tracey Emin weekend

John Hind recalls a 1997 encounter with the artist at her Waterloo council flat<p>In 1997, shortly before she acquired notoriety by flouncing – drunk and cursing – from a live TV show about the Turner prize, and two years before she failed to win a Turner with <i>My Bed</i>, I interviewed Tracey Emin over …

The Abortion Ministry of Dr. Willie Parker

In Mississippi, there is only one clinic where a woman can go if she needs an abortion. The state is trying to close it down. At that clinic, there is a doctor who tends to the needs of these women, and he has to fly in from out of state to do it. There is no shutting him down.<p><b>Perfectly bald, with</b> …

Breast Cancer

Photo Series Uses Laundry Machines to Frame Colorful and Abstract Shots

“Inspirational” probably isn’t the first word that comes to mind when you think about laundry, but for photographer Yvette Meltzer, that’s exactly …

Intimate Photo Series Documents the Beauty of Adoption

For many who are able to conceive, the alternative of adoption is something they will never have to consider. Adoption has been an option to …

African-American News

Yeehaw! It's a Firework Photography Roundup

History Fact: Shortly after signing the Declaration of Independence Benjamin Franklin invented fireproof pants. He knew … Freedom = Fireworks.<p>Before …

Fireworks Photography Tips and Techniques

When you are going to photograph fireworks, be prepared. Make sure you have enough memory cards and extra batteries. You will need to take a tripod, …

Landscape Photography