Humor acts as a defense mechanism, a pressure release valve, a teaching tool. As a heart surgeon, I have used laughter for all these reasons.
Annie Abbott···9 min read
However, this autoethnographic piece helped me recognize the importance of levity even when the intellectual content is heavy.
Alphonso Juries···13 min read
This work is part of a larger ethnography of scars, one that addresses the intersection medicine, religion, and body politics in (among other places) Nebraska.
is an essay about the way technology can intrude and obscure what may be our most important human experiences
What happens when a witch is black? This piece is a salute to the transformational beauty of cosplay & all the laughter it inspires.
Nathan Pessaroff···20 min read
I wrote a study of my own faith, bankrupt as it may be, using story of my father, through the lens of Jewishness as I define it for myself.
Marlen Harrison···8 min read
"Give Me a Strawberry Cockroach" is the first article in our 2023 special issue on laughter and tells a story of Japanese language learning and performance.