Confessing to a Tree

It is not a unique experience to sit or stand in the presence of a pet or a house plant, or a favorite tree, and to feel that one is not entirely alone.

Hijacking and Escape

Max Gunther is indeed telling an “incredible true story,” but it is not the story of D.B. Cooper.

Full Stop Quarterly: Limits and Listening

When one listens, one opens oneself to the world.

Portugal Is Not a Small Country

There’s something slightly off in the way that Portugal memorializes its past.

The Kind that Consumes You

I’m enamored by a birthright that feels just out of reach.

The Full Stop Reviews Supplement #3

Instead of treating the pdf as a site of loss, a dematerialization of the codex, this issue of the Full Stop Reviews Supplement posits the pdf as a material site of possibility.

As Black as Resistance

Grounding ourselves in the Black radical tradition offers the best path forward toward freedom and liberation.

Anatomy Lessons: The Ecstatic Agony of Philip Roth

Roth’s self-appointed task was to journey deep into his own psyche—to root around, observe, provoke, record.

Why Straight Culture Needs the Rich Gay

The Rich Gay is a complex matrix of stereotypes, associations, half-facts and soundbites; any attempt to discuss the economic realities of LGBT people gets sucked into his orbit.

Circles and Circles of Sorrow

Only now do I realize that I venerated Sula during a period in which I became numb.