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Calling Bullshit on Toxic Masculinity

Calling Bullshit on Toxic Masculinity

Book Review One Good Mama Bone Bren McClain University of South Carolina Press, 280 pp., $19.99   McClain’s Critique on Southern Gender Roles The term “toxic masculinity” often gets thrown around on social media as a way of defining the standards to which American...
The Swan and the Snail

The Swan and the Snail

After an interminably long time, the Albino Rhino appeared from the back room and took his place behind the counter. The Goose immediately raced towards him from her place in the lengthy, meandering line, only to have the Albino Rhino clear his throat and point one of...
Nothing New About New Year’s

Nothing New About New Year’s

The South’s Flawed Search for Renewal In America, New Year’s Eve means new resolutions to lose weight and make better life choices. Yet by the time February rolls around, most of these lofty proclamations have crashed down to earth. At midnight on December 31st in...
“Hunger” & “Like Love”

“Hunger” & “Like Love”

Hunger When they first fell in love, it was darling that Adam didn’t mind the rain battering the roof, slipping through it even, that he put his face up and let the water lap onto it, down it, that he would kiss her after. Nothing in the world needed fixing...
The Sea and The Snow

The Sea and The Snow

These pictures are taken exactly one year apart. They show two separate scenes where I’m admiring the magic of nature. The top is on a rocky beach on the coast of Colchester, England while I was studying abroad. The bottom is on a freshly snowed lawn in the suburbs of...