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Cover Photo: A screencap of Charmed, where the three Halliwell sisters are standing together in fear, one about to use her powers, sending a surge of light toward her hand.
How Rewatching ‘Charmed’ Helped Me Separate Magic From Mania

When palm trees swing in the soft breeze, I remind myself that my body is not an orchestra, and the trees are not dancing for me.

Oct 31, 2019

Celebrating one year of Catapult Artists

Cover Photo: A collage of photos of the author smiling in a beekeeper suit with hundreds of live bees in her open palms
What I Learned from the Master Beekeeper
He prefaces all his beekeeping sessions with a proposal to examine hives without gloves. It teaches a beekeeper to be more gentle. It’s easier to be gentle without gloves.
Oct 29, 2019
Cover Photo: An illustration of a young man watching a film in the movie theater; the screen is framed by rainbow curtains; projected onto the screen is a still from the Tom Hanks film 'The Burbs
When You Hate the Movie Your Lover Loves: On Tom Hanks in ‘The ’Burbs’
It’s easy to think—as Ray does in ‘The ’Burbs’—that you can know a lot about a person from what they value.
Oct 28, 2019
Cover Photo: photo from the Himalayas
Mountains, Monasteries, and Myths: What I Discovered While Living in My Darjeeling Family Home
After a youth spent trying to ignore my Asian heritage, I came looking for it. My journey turned out to be the beginning of an excavation that continues to this day.
Oct 28, 2019
Cover Photo: Color pencil drawing of a little girl getting her face painted at a party by a face painter and looking into a mirror, scared of her reflection and crying.
Year of the Pony
I can’t stop seeing the brush in her hand as a scalpel, her countless bracelets jangling as she prepares to make the next cut.
Oct 25, 2019
Cover Photo: illustration of hand, game die and tokens from the fictional game featured in this story; tokens include an eagle, Appaloosa horses, a cowboy hat, diggin' stick, and moccasin
wIndin!—the exhilarating game of kinship, chance & economic redistribution
The winner must avoid having part or all of his or her assets taken into trust by the federal government.
Oct 22, 2019
Cover Photo: This colored-pencil illustration shows the silhouettes of a mother and daughter as they look up at a dark starry sky being crossed by a orange, red, and yellow comet, like a fiery gash
Talking to Your Kids About Astronomical Phenomena
My daughter was fearless about the near-earth object. “It’s just ice and sky dust,” she told me when I asked if she felt afraid.
Oct 17, 2019