Arts & Culture

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


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.

Slowly, slowly, almost there, got it. The tea slushes a little too close to the edge, a threat to the open notes that lie below it.

Tank Hill is a short, steep walk from Parnassus campus. While studying for the qualifying exam in my PhD program, I spent a lot of my days sedentary, just reading and writing.

Actor and singer Franc D’Ambrosio has performed as the lead in The Phantom of the Opera thousands of times, for millions of people. And he’s achieved this momentous fame without the ability to read music. D’Ambrosio has dyslexia.