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.
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.
by Katharine Coldiron
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.
by Michael John Carley
When Women Gather
Stephen Elliot’s lawsuit over the “Shitty Media Men” list is just a spiteful attempt at doxxing.
by The Editors
by Michael Henson
by Andrew Forbes
by Will Rincon
We're Not "Bad at Sex," But We Sure Are Bad At Teaching It – Part 1: "Be Afraid!"
It’s (way) past time to rethink sex education.
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 Happy Future: Author Vanessa Blakeslee
The fiction writer on her newest story collection, surfing (which she's never tried!), dystopia, and unlikely saviors.
we respect your privacy. we respect lots of other things about you, too.
An ode to a rediscovered flavor.
by Catherine Ferrell
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.
In Praise of Doing Nothing
Technology has made many aspects of daily life much easier. So why do we still feel so overwhelmed?
by Simon Gottschalk
In Perfect Conditions, Vanessa Blakeslee explores the disillusionment at the heart of the exotic.
The Tragic Intimacy of War
Two families grapple with the effects of war in Glori Simmons’ unflinching new story collection.
Measure, Measure Your Life in Data – and Tell Us All About It
In her debut collection, Rachel Z. Arndt delivers engaging variations of the personal essay in the age of data-driven living.
by Jenni Todd
Institutional injustice is implicit bias empowered.
It’s not as far-fetched as it seems.
His behavior conforms to what behavioral economists call altruistic sanctioning, which appears to be important to open, democratic societies.
Today’s move is the most recent in a flurry of tweaks this month meant to confront the issues afflicting the platform.
The Problem With White Praise of Black Art
It’s born of relief, and our privilege to avoid talking about racism ourselves.
by Eric Fershtman
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