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They're here! Presenting "Rivals & Players," our Winter 2019 issue.

They’re here! Presenting “Rivals & Players,” our Winter 2019 issue.

We’re online, live, and free to read on Medium!   Our Winter 2019 issue features lovers, fighters, warriors, war reenactors, ad men, insects, and neighbors. Do we play the game, or does the game play us? What do we get when we spin Fortune’s wheel? Who’s watching, anyway — and when are they coming for us?  ...
"Another Planet of Its Own," an essay by Katharine Haake: The astral is the personal. From "Rivals & Players."

“Another Planet of Its Own,” an essay by Katharine Haake: The astral is the personal. From “Rivals & Players.”

“ Somewhere in the Universe a molecule shifts, and here on Earth, these telescopes perk up. Oh, oh: who’s there?” The Allen Telescope Array. Wikimedia Commons. – Another Planet of Its Own The astral is the personal. A feature from our Winter/Spring 2019 “Rivals & Players” issue. By Katharine Haake – Dreamscape Not long ago, I hiked...
"Blue Pearl," an essay by Peter Stine from "Rivals & Players."

“Blue Pearl,” an essay by Peter Stine from “Rivals & Players.”

Anatomy of a Chicago Zen sesshin. “Better to just let the mind settle as best it could into a receptive emptiness …” Blue Pearl Peter Stine   In the evening I stood in front of a large, tidy, wood-framed house on the western edge of downtown Chicago. This was the Zen temple where three days of meditation,...
“Seek and Hide Again": an essay on the adult dating years. By Lise Haines.

“Seek and Hide Again”: an essay on the adult dating years. By Lise Haines.

“I telegraphed to the world that I was ready to meet someone …” A feature from our “Rivals & Players” issue, with photographs by the author. Parisian graffiti. Photo by the author. Seek and Hide Again By Lise Haines * A man told me on our first date, over roast chicken and Chardonnay, that he’d grown a beard so...
"The Museum of Teeth," an essay on an incomplete collection. By Emily Woodworth.

“The Museum of Teeth,” an essay on an incomplete collection. By Emily Woodworth.

“Over the years I have discovered that they are sneaky, nomadic little creeps.” Tooth worms causing pain in the 1700s. Ivory carving. From “Rivals & Players,” our Winter 2019 issue. The Museum of Teeth By Emily Woodworth  In the drawer beside her sock drawer, my mom keeps a small plastic bag full of baby teeth. Actually, make that...