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What's the Story #66

From the Editor
"Real life can be as scary as any monster story"

What's This Doing to My Brain?

Then & Now
Are we addicted to our devices and networks? And if we are ... does it matter?

The Truth Is I Never Left You

A young girl's seat assignment on the plane ride to America changes everything

Contagious Empathy

Then & Now
Looking up from our screens and going for a walk may be our salvation. SHERRIE FLICK explores how movement can inspire creativity and connection.

What's the Story #65

From the Editor
The intersections of these two ways of understanding the world are rarely examined—and when they are, the primary narrative is one of conflict.

Something Like Vertigo

A father's loss of balance destabilizes a whole family

What's the Story #64

From the Editor
It’s more important than ever for writers to remain clear-eyed and to grapple with the big questions.

The Braided Essay as Social Justice Action

Between the Lines
The braided essay isn’t new, but with its ability to combine the personal and the political, Nicole Walker argues, it may be the most effective form for our times.

I’ve Taught Monsters

Helping students slay their worst fears with nothing more than a pencil, plenty of paper, and faith in the power of storytelling

What's the Story #63

From the Editor
There's something about focusing on the basics that can inspire innovation and transformation