Michael Collier

  • Penn Relays

    My father is searching his wrist, patting with fingers that moments before. nervously fiddled the bedsheet’s hem. Those of us near see in…

  • Embrace

    The great flowery dress of my seventh-grade teacher, cotton or rayon, pillowcase for her vast.mothering bosom, scented with the perfume.of the…

  • Bardo

    ... dark wide realm where we walk with everyone. - Thom Gunn Dangerously frail is what his hand was like. when he showed up at our house, three…

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The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it."

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What's Your Favorite Slang Word?

From "swag" to "on fleek," tweens choose.

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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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