The Mysterious Lives of Appalachian Hermits

The Appalachian Mountains are rich in hermit history and lore, most of which has been forgotten by scholars and historians. And this isn’t surprising, since hermits, due to their status as self-imposed exiles and social critics, often function as mere footnotes to the mainstream...



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The Distorted Reality of Eating Disorder Books

(TRIGGER WARNING: Eating disorders.) We suffer silently, we suffer messy days of inner chaos that you don’t get to see; but through the suffering, we have a thousand other emotions that deserve to be told, too.


Highly Pigmented: YouTube and Millennial Expectations

Highly pigmented. Not works well or is smartly designed or of quality—the focus is generally on how brightly colored an eyeshadow palette is. However, just because something is rich in color doesn’t it mean it’s good.


The Victorian Angel Guides of Death

Even as these stones romanticize their death, the mortality and harrowing pain of Victorian women haunts these scenes.


She Has a Way with Worlds:
The Women of Science Fiction

Last month marked the 2018 Hugo Awards, honoring the year’s best fantasy and science fiction writing. Women swept up top awards in almost every category, including Best Novel (The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin), Best Novella (All Systems Red by Martha Wells), Best Novelette (“The Secret Life of Bots” by Suzanne Palmer), Best Short Story […]


The Offing: Happy Birthday!

In celebration of the generous support we have received from family, friends, writers, artists, and readers, we look back at some of our favorite pieces from the year.