Mary Karr

  • Meditatio

    In the back’s low hollow sometimes. a weightless hand guides me, gentle pressure. so I tack soft as a sailboat. (Go there) Soften the space…

  • Sinners Welcome

    I opened up my shirt to show this man.the flaming heart he lit in me, and I was scooped up.like a lamb and carried to the dim warm.I who should…

  • Who The Meek Are Not

    Not the bristle-bearded Igors bent. under burlap sacks, not peasants knee-deep. in the rice-paddy muck, nor the serfs whose quarter-moon…

  • Beauty and the Shoe Sluts

    Mother kneels at her closet of dancing shoes. to see which ones I fit -- sherbet-green. taffeta and crimson crocodile, pumps. in Easter pink,…

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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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