We’re Hurtling Toward Global Suicide

“Why we must do everything differently to ensure the planet’s survival.”

Published: Mar 18, 2021
Length: 16 minutes (4,209 words)

The Long Goodbye

One writer follows the trail of venerated poet Frank Stanford, searching his origins and papers to better understand Stanford’s dense work, one of a kid poetry, and separate fact from mythology.

Published: Jan 18, 2008
Length: 25 minutes (6,439 words)

The End: What Really Happens After You Die?

Explore all your post-death options in a macabre but fascinating (and strangely jaunty) essay that reveals all the post-death details you wanted to know — and some that you probably didn’t.

Published: Sep 16, 2016
Length: 32 minutes (8,196 words)

The End.

So here you are, dead and alone. Chances are you didn’t want this, but your wishes were ignored. Whatever happens to the part of you that you recognize as somehow quintessentially you (call it soul, self, spirit, spark), the other part isn’t finished yet—the fleshly part, the limbs and guts that ached and pleased you in so many ways, the meaty bits that you vainly or grudgingly dragged around for all those years. That piece is still of interest to the bureaucrats. It is still a potential source of profit. In your absence its journey is just beginning. (National Magazine Award winner 2011)

Published: May 9, 2011
Length: 30 minutes (7,665 words)