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…

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Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.

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Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

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How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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