A Brave Pilot From the New ChinaApril 2014
For many years I had thought about my father’s suicide, about his various possible suicides.
The Chemistry of an EchoApril 2014
On the twentieth anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, investigating copycat suicide and the lasting influence of the Nirvana icon.
Mark Brazaitis: Suicide Epidemic Isn’t Only the Stuff of My FictionOctober 2013
One writer’s fictions overlap, alarmingly, with reality.
The Bridge and the WaterSeptember 2013
Suicide survivors on the uncanny allure of the Golden Gate.
Richard Falk: U.S. Military Suicides and Palestinian Hunger StrikesJune 2012
What do the suicides of U.S. military personnel have in common with the food strikes put on by Palestinian detainees?
Girls on IceJune 2011
I was in the bathroom stall at the Armenian chicken place in Anaheim when I overheard Sarah say to her even more annoying friend Abeer at the mirror, where they were both putting on gobs of makeup, “I’m just going to kill myself, habibti, if I don’t make the triple axel at the championships next month.”
There Is Hope – Make the CallApril 2011
I had hoped… for what? A game of Scrabble on the way down, or to get married, or at the very least to link hands with a serendipitous octet of fellow self-murderers–the drop had certainly looked big enough for such skydiving antics.