Issues

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Bonded by a Flag

Bonded by a Flag

Without awareness, I exiled myself. Committed to being a foreigner, existing in near-constant visceral pain of missing Virginia’s Southside, until I can put my finger exactly on what I love and why and how. Until I can make sense of where I begin and my love for a...
Suspect

Suspect

A TSA agent lifts your nursling from your arms. Flagged, he says. Just a baby, you say.   The white man behind you navy tie, slightly loosened who’d just been cooing at your little one— fiddles with the cuff of his starched shirt steps around you feeds his briefcase...
Brian Building a Man

Brian Building a Man

Brian Building A Man Julia Leslie Guarch believes that everything is connected, and he aspires to explore those connections through her creative pursuits. “Brian Building A Man” is part of a series called “Creation.” In “Creation,” Julia Leslie Guarch investigates the...
Of Art, Maus, and Men

Of Art, Maus, and Men

When I was nine, I took religious confirmation classes in the same Methodist church my mother’s family had belonged to for decades. Every Wednesday afternoon Dr. Winefortner, our minister, prodded my ten classmates and me about matters essential to our souls and moral...
Near Life

Near Life

“There are no unnatural or supernatural phenomena, only very large gaps in our knowledge of what is natural. We should strive to fill those gaps of ignorance.”  —Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut On his death day, Henry missed his chance to slip the earth and...
Blandscape

Blandscape

Blandscape Blandscape is a huge acrylic painting depicting the final scene of the free world Sandra Bland ever saw.  It was painted from a still of the police video footage on the day she was pulled over, harassed, assaulted, and arrested.  The calmness and serenity...