Arts & Culture

[This submission won third place for the Synapse Storytelling Contest photography category.] An aerial photograph of the Black Lives Matter mural that was painted by community leaders in the Fillmore district.

This is part 3 of the limited series on the celebrated haute couture designer, Christian Dior.

Ben Mansky's "Mason" won second place in the Storytelling Contest photography category.

Al aprender inglés

en el segundo año en la primaria,

me preguntan, <<¿Como dices tu nombre?>>      (en inglés)

              In third grade ESL—

 

This is part 2 of our limited series on the celebrated haute couture designer, Christian Dior.

This submission won second place in the Synapse Storytelling Contest creative writing category.

 

Child, I

           lay him supine upon the funereal table

viburnum-skinned, blent

This week Synapse introduces a limited series honoring one of the world’s foremost couturier, Christian Dior.

This poem earned Joey Lew first place in this year's international William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition.

 

I am asked to close up

(the body)

It is my very first operation

 

This submission earned Nina Escueta the first place winner of the Storytelling Contest's creative writing category. Mangoes, ripe and green, to start off the day Balmy breezes singing, whispering ‘stay,’ Orange skies painting, fruit-filled trees bending

I took art lessons growing up, but didn't start loving it and creating meaningful pieces of my own until college. I mostly like working with oil and only paint recreationally.