- “Bowling for Love” – Deborah Kennedy, on the perils of online dating.
- “Kosher for Gentiles” – Elizabeth Weiss writes in The New Yorker about the latest purchase of Manischewitz and the branding power of “kosher.”
- “Free Will in a Closed Universe” – Karen Burnham reviews Greg Egan’s ultra-hard-SF Orthogonal trilogy for the New York Review of Science Fiction.
- “The Garbage Comes from the Garbage” – That was Evan James’s original title for this brilliant piece about a Grindr-mediated date.
- “So Many Ways to Die in Syria Right Now” – Neil Gaiman writes about the things he saw when he visited a camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan.
- “Meghan McCarron on Karen Joy Fowler” – Meghan wrote a lovely piece about Karen and her work for the Literary Mothers project.
- “How to Get Back to the Forest” by Sofia Samatar – A visceral SF short story about the industrialization of education and those people who sometimes flash through your life with a bravery you’ll never match.
- “History” by Thomas Gebremedhin – Thomas was one of a very few of my Iowa contemporaries with whom I never managed to share a workshop. So it was a delight to finally encounter his fiction in this lonely, lyrical little story.
- “Stethoscope” by Ben Mauk – Ben I had workshop with many times, and this is one of the most memorable stories I’ve read in draft form. Seriously, it has stuck in my head for three years now. This is a long, free excerpt, with the full text available to subscribers to The Sun.