Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

I’ve had a handful of recurring dreams my entire life: getting a new puppy; having all my teeth fall out; failing a college class I’d forgotten I was taking; being in a high school play and making up all my lines. I can see why my brain might return to these images over and over in times of stress or anxiety. I also have recurring dreams that I’m cleaning my house, and I’ve always wondered: Why? What makes my brain synapses want to sweep the floor or organize the closet all night when I could be doing literally anything else? I may never figure it out, but I’m trying to stop the pointless dreams via some fringe science.

It’s not my job to absolve your white guilt

It should not take our deaths for people to realize our worth

Meet Qahera, the Muslim superheroine fighting bigots instead of comic book villains

She was created by Egyptian illustrator and designer Deena Mohamed

I left New York City at the start of the pandemic. Now that I’m returning, I wonder what life will look like.

There’s so much about the city that I’ve missed