“What happened when Alabama tried and failed to kill Alan Eugene Miller.”
“Death is a part of life at Return Home, where families grieve and bodies become soil.”
Sometimes I need to forget I’m an introvert.
A conversation with Svetlana Alexievich, by José Vergara.
“I do not keep a diary although I plan to start doing so any day now.”
“When Eric Borsuk went to prison with his two best friends, they found their ‘bid’ — their purpose — together. Then one day, everything changed.”
“The Saker sisters seemed to be the model of rural ingenuity…upstanding community members and principled entrepreneurs.” In reality, they were fraudsters, grifting the Canadian government, all the while fooling the public with a veneer of success and a sniff of social responsibility in their food operations. Even the judge couldn’t resist the urge to respond […]
Did the Pixar film Up make you cry? At The Ringer, director Pete Docter and codirector Bob Peterson talk about the nuances of craft that created a deeply emotional response to the characters in the film. But these early scenes reveal that Up isn’t only about Carl—it’s also about his relationship with his wife, Ellie. […]
Has Google’s artificial intelligent chatbot LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications) achieved sentience? While Google says no, engineer Blake Lemoine says yes. Lemoine said that people have a right to shape technology that might significantly affect their lives. “I think this technology is going to be amazing. I think it’s going to benefit everyone. But […]
Natalie Lima recounts relapsing during the pandemic, halting two years of sobriety with cheap vodka in “less than the length of a song.” At Catapult, she shares the winding path of her recovery and what she missed most during her seven-month relapse. What I missed most, during this relapse, was my writing practice—a pursuit that […]