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.
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.
by Katharine Coldiron
The Happy Future: Author Vanessa Blakeslee
The fiction writer on her newest story collection, surfing (which she's never tried!), dystopia, and unlikely saviors.
by Jenni Todd
by B. Jessie Hill
by Andrew Forbes
by Monica Yancey
The People of Puerto Rico Still Need Our Help
As another hurricane season descends, our neighbors to the south are still in recovery.
by Madison Bernath
In Miguel Arteta’s new film, one couple condenses months’ worth of dating into just 24 hours.
An ode to a rediscovered flavor.
by Catherine Ferrell
we respect your privacy. we respect lots of other things about you, too.
I, A Universe of Atoms, An Atom in the Universe
"One theory can be fundamental, until replaced by something far more fundamental."
by Alicia Sometimes
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.
Duck Butter Finally Comes to Real America aka Netflix
by Brendon Barnes
Dispatch #6: The gray area
The Steroid Era laid bare certain ugly truths about ourselves which we have not yet confronted.
by Andrew Forbes
Checking in on Westworld
Plus: notes on HBO’s Succession, and a couple of underrated hip hop artists.
The New England Paradox
Poverty and desperation pervade the rural New England scene of Melanie Finn’s new literary thriller.
West’s eighth studio album is uneven, but it does deliver a handful of memorable moments.
Avoid the visuals. Here are some podcast recs for those looking for real, funny, thoughtful reviews of beauty products.
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