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…

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Does This Child Need Marijuana?

Inside a family's fight to use marijuana oils to treat epilepsy

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A Miniature 1950s Utopia

A reclusive artist built this idealized suburb to grapple with his painful childhood memories.

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Why Principals Matter

Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her school. Then the Internet heard her story.

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A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.

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'A Music That Has No End'

In Spain, a flamenco guitarist hustles to make a modest living.

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