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.
Two new memoirs illustrate the expanse and variability of conflict, as well as the infinite variety of human experience.
by Katharine Coldiron
We’re Not “Bad at Sex,” But We Sure Are Bad at Teaching It – The Lies That People WITHOUT Autism Live By
These myths could be hampering your sex life.
by Michael John Carley
We’re Not “Bad at Sex,” But We Sure Are Bad at Teaching It – Part 4: Monogamy, Polyamory, and why people “cheat:” A guide for the autism spectrum (and perhaps beyond)
Spectrumfolk often choose monogamy because anything else can feel too complicated. There are, however, many different ways one can be polyamorous.
by Mir-Yashar Seyedbagheri
by Shawn McKee
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.
When Women Gather
Stephen Elliot’s lawsuit over the “Shitty Media Men” list is just a spiteful attempt at doxxing.
What Wider Absence Left to Know
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.
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.
The reissue of Eula Biss’s Notes from No Man’s Land reminds us that we’ve always been here.
Bonnie Chau’s debut collection is an important entry into the conversations of women and people of color and the issues they face.
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