here at sinkhole, we’re explorers, not explainers – our goal is to chart the world's complexities, to resist the echo chamber, and to engage in the difficult work of empathy.
Dispatch #10: Where You Find It
In baseball, as in life, comfort and hope are often small and fleeting. And yet, that’s where the appeal lies.
by Andrew Forbes
Predictability is boring and consistency is overrated: Carlos Lozada of the Washington Post
The nonfiction book critic for the Washington Post on ideas, politics, and book clubs.
by Katharine Coldiron
Same Hot Buttons, Same Heat
The reissue of Eula Biss’s Notes from No Man’s Land reminds us that we’ve always been here.
by The Editors
by Michael John Carley
Introducing Creative Juicing, Our New Creative Contest Blog
Chimney, fetishize, Cheeto-dusted, and palanquin: what story will these words tell?
by The Editors
The Man in Black Clothes
The man’s black clothes lay in a pile at the side of the railroad tracks – a neat, folded pile such as a man might make for clothes he meant to put in a dresser.
by Michael Henson
Did You Plan on Taking the Easy Road?
Bonnie Chau’s debut collection is an important entry into the conversations of women and people of color and the issues they face.
by Will Rincon
we respect your privacy. we respect lots of other things about you, too.
Emerie Enters Her Grandmother's Garden
“A seed of sage within my mother's womb I attune to a sacrament of Psalms…”
by Frederick Douglass Knowles II
The show is deeper than it at first appears.
In Miguel Arteta’s new film, one couple condenses months’ worth of dating into just 24 hours.
Plus: notes on HBO’s Succession, and a couple of underrated hip hop artists.
West’s eighth studio album is uneven, but it does deliver a handful of memorable moments.
The Happy Future: Author Vanessa Blakeslee
The fiction writer on her newest story collection, surfing (which she's never tried!), dystopia, and unlikely saviors.
A Place for More Civil Discourse in an Increasingly Polarized World: Matt Coolidge of Civil
Civil’s co-founder and communications lead explains what’s so revolutionary about the new platform.
by Eric Fershtman
Living on That Farm: Elisabeth Voltz's The Shoebox Funeral
The first-time memoirist on grief, pets, and growing up.
by Rachel Kolman
We’re Not “Bad at Sex,” But We Sure Are Bad at Teaching It – Part 2: The Autism World Is NOT “Sex Positive.” Here’s Why
The politics around sex is complicated and, in many ways, regressive.
So Many Islands, the new multi-genre anthology from Peekash Press, shines a light on countless island lives, along with the political and environmental pressures threatening them.
Two families grapple with the effects of war in Glori Simmons’ unflinching new story collection.
The Problem With White Praise of Black Art
It’s born of relief, and our privilege to avoid talking about racism ourselves.
On Gun Control, We're Missing the Forest for the Trees
Acknowledging the complexity of the issue, and reinvesting in community as a value, are necessary steps in resolving our uniquely American problem.
by Jenn Gilgan