Brooks Haxton

  • The Other World

    They found the skeleton of a man. under the grass at Crooked Lake. His people left him in his grave. a chariot with spoked wheels. and heads of…

  • Cuneiform

    The wedge sank five times into the clay, and a word, which had been spoken in a breath, lay still until the gods’ names were forgotten. Then,…

  • Datura

    When the full moon rises. and the sphinx moth, hidden. all day, hovers into the twilight. between smoky blurs of wings, in midair she spools loose…

  • Gift

    All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf —ISAIAH 64:6 After my mother's father died, she gave me his morocco…

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CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

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Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.

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A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

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In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

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What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

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Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

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