“Visual artist, Eli Rezkallah, created a striking series of photographs called In A Parallel Universe. In the series, Rezkallah explores the absurdity of sexist vintage ads by reversing gender roles.
Technology may be the wave of the future, but it’s also bringing us face-to-face with our past. I found an app that was created to enhance old family photos, and I decided to see how well it worked on famous historical figures.
The results were astounding. All I had to do was push a button and wait a minute — often less!
I’ve jumped on the short-form writing train, and I don’t plan to exit any time soon. Since beginning this practice, I’ve written long pieces more frequently and with less frustration. It also gives me a much-needed break from my emotionally charged compositions.
Without the daunting task of writing a full-length article, I’ve been able to write every day since I began writing short-form pieces. I can express condensed ideas that would be overwhelming in a longer story and share interesting things I find while researching.
Recently, there were times I dreaded writing. …
We all have time machines within. Sights, smells, and experiences combine to warp us to a place where we first smelled that — heard that — tasted that — felt that.
I smell wallpaper paste, and I’m 6 years old, helping Mama stick wallpaper over wood paneling in my brother’s bedroom. I mix water with powder and paint the sticky mess onto long strips of rainbow-striped wallpaper.
I stick the strips to the wall, and they wrinkle and bubble like pancakes on a griddle.
I leave Mama to her work to find my brother. I tell him to moon a passerby out the living room window. When he does, I tell Mama. She comes running into the living room to fuss at him and ask him to pull up his pants. …
“Oh, no, you don’t!"
I tried to walk away from the argument, but my husband grabbed my hair and started punching me. I fell to the ground where he bit and scratched me while yanking out my hair.
My sister jumped on his back to pulled him off of me. He pushed my sister and pulled his arm back to hit her. I jumped up to stop him, but he was stronger than me.
A police cruiser pulled in the driveway with its lights on.
"We got a call from someone who passed by and saw a fight. …