Dick Allen

  • Mare’s Nest

    By accident, we discovered it.           high in the mountains, not far off the trail.           high in the mountains. It…

  • Russet

    Fall apples, browning apple cores, the mottled carcass. of an old trolley car, abandoned. deep in the forest. What was once ambitious, robust,…

  • Five Household Statues of Buddha

    The bronze Buddha in our living room, his eyes closed, his hands resting comfortably. against his inside thighs— what does he mean to tell…

  • Private Grief

    He was inducted out of God knows where, and sent marching up and down the parade grounds. blindfolded. At night, in the barracks, he wept. into…

  • The Litany of Disparagement

    I drove, but I didn't turn. I spoke, but I didn't learn. I warmed, but I didn't burn. Cards held too close to my chest, I loved the…

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A Time-Lapse of Alaska's Northern Lights

The beauty of aurora borealis, as seen from America's last frontier

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What Do You Wish You Learned in College?

Ivy League academics reveal their undergrad regrets

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Famous Movies, Reimagined

From Apocalypse Now to The Lord of the Rings, this clever video puts a new spin on Hollywood's greatest hits.

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What Is a City?

Cities are like nothing else on Earth.

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CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

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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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