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Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
The Strangeness of Eating Fish
Herring in Ukraine to fried whiting on my street. Melville to Jewish legend. How easily we eat fish caught from depths we don’t understand.
Nov 30, 2017
Cover Photo: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute via YouTube
The Strangest Fish in the World and Its Literary Twin
There are certain wonders that disappear in translation.
Jun 19, 2018
Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
The Whales
The whales would sing because they were alone, but with each other, their song a reminder that loss and exile are linked.
Nov 01, 2019

Cover Photo: Detail from Vincent Van Gogh's "Portrait of Dr. Gachet," courtesy of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris.
The Medi-morphosis: Being Treated Like a Human Under Socialized Health Care
In France, universal (or socialized) health care is half-NASA, half-MacGyver. And it works. I have to suspect the main objection to adopting the best healthcare system on the planet is just that it’s French.
Cover Photo: Photograph by Takahiro Taguchi/Unsplash
Three Car Crashes and the Long Afterward
The story is no longer me and my vehicles but my mother and hers. We called it an accident, but it wasn’t.
Jul 22, 2019