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To Sucker

By John Carr Walker
My father took the whole family suckering the spring I was eleven, my sister six. It's the only time I remember all of us working in the vineyards together. Dad was trying to teach us a lesson about work ethic—Dad always said he was teaching work ethic, though I can say now the only thing I learned from him about work was do things his way, or else.

Eating Flies

By Carol Fischbach
Getting to a place where I considered my body a sacred space was difficult after being raised Catholic and having an angry, depressed mother. Mostly, I just knew that I didn’t want to swallow a fly.

Inside the Civility Cage

By Patrick McGinty
There is nothing multi-faceted about Keith Burris’s singular mission: to shove the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s editorial page to the ideological right at the behest of John Robinson Block, the Trump-fascinated owner of Block Communications. Burris’s authorial contributions and his managerial decisions have—at least twice, probably three times—nationally disgraced the paper and city at-large.