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Three Decades After Philly Dropped a Bomb on Its Home, MOVE Org Survives (VICE)

This Kentucky County Is Starting Its Own Broadband Network (VICE)

Notes From a Young Professor: Writing and Teaching Through Charlottesville’s Culture Wars (Catapult

Public Record, Astronomical Price; Unable to afford a trial transcript, a journalist digs into the laws that govern them (The Marshall Project) ==> republished on Slate 

Job-spurring grants in Appalachia are targeted in Trump’s budget. Here’s whats on the line (100 Days in Appalachia)

The Biggest Losers Under Trumpcare--Rural Women (The Daily Yonder)

* While cities protest, some rural resistors are going back to the land in West Virginia (100 Days in Appalachia)



BBC Story on Roadkill Cookoff is Lazy, Classist Clickbait (West Virginia Public Broadcasting)

M-E Girard’s Novel “Girl Mans Up” Powerfully Explores Minefields of Gender (Autostraddle)

* The Ritualized Anger of a Queer Poet (Hyperallergic)



“11,000 smart, committed teachers can change the world”: A group of working Philadelphia teachers is looking to upset the status quo of the teachers union (Salon)

* “The N-word is a horrible word, but how is it a threat?”: The search for justice after a terrifying racial violation (Salon)

We still don’t know how to talk about Pennsatucky: The reality of rural sexual assault and how class plays out in “Orange Is the New Black” (Salon)

Hate speech aimed at a beloved biracial family in this tiny West Virginia town sparks fear -- and a "love fest" (Salon)

Say No to Bows and Scoop Necks: Butching Up Maternity Wear (Slate)

The best of Philly's small-batch ice cream makers (The Philadelphia Inquirer)



Why I Helped Search for Missing UVA Student Hannah Graham (The New Republic)

* Who is the Queer Dear Sugar? (Autostraddle)



* Why Country Music Loves Me (The Rumpus)

With Little Fanfare, US Prepared to Execute First Woman in Three Years (Truth-Out)



Stories From the Field: Driving the Truck (Terrain)

* The Last City I Loved: Philadelphia (The Rumpus)








"Stuck Girls" (Granta, summer 2017)

"Ray's Happy Birthday Bar" (American Short Fiction, summer 2017)

"Knockout" (Los Angeles Review of Books, Queer Fiction Issue 2015)

"The Third Rainbow Girl" (Five Chapters, 2013)

"There Was" (Gulf Coast, Donald Barthelme Award for Short Prose 2012)