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Bodies and Minds

The One That Got Away: On Inherent Vice

“Doc stroked his chin and gazed off into space for a while. ‘You know how some people say they have a ‘gut feeling’? Well, Shasta...

Holiday Baking for Neglected Children

At thirteen I made my first pie crust.  Channeled from the back matter of Martha Stewart’s Pies and Tarts, it was a basic pâte...

Hands Up

An embodied meme, or a bodily metaphor redoubled: what goes viral is always already rooted in our sense of shared—but decidedly unequal—vulnerability. If this is...

The Broken-Bodied Girls

Watching horror films as a child was primarily an exercise in witnessing the injured perpetuate more injuries. Freddy Krueger’s body is a giant burn...

Bound and Unbounded

The work of fiber artist Judith Scott beckons us to touch.  Sized to the proportions of the human body, her intricately wrapped bundles suggest...

Destiny’s Julia Child

Editor's Note: this essay was scheduled prior to the announcement of the Ferguson Grand Jury's decision. We have decided to publish it as scheduled,...