In the rolling green of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, there’s an elm fenced off from would-be climbers and initial carvers.
What Mary Shelley's Frankenstein can teach us about motherhood, creation, and a woman's worth.
It was meant as an act of solidarity, a custom I’d stumbled upon in the years since my own mother’s death.
In Amateur, Thomas Page McBee ponders how he can become a good man and embody a non-toxic masculinity.
The universe has a sense of humor. When it sees you are not paying attention— look out.
John Lingan's Homeplace offers up a version of small-town America: the effects of deep roots and how the past dictates the future.
They were Levi’s. 501s. The classic American pant. Straight leg, button fly, epitome of cool and functionality.
This place was my birthright, and I wasn’t going to keep out because I was nineteen, or because I was queer.
Today is the first day of my last period.
Columbia Journal is delighted to announce the winners and finalists of our 2017 Winter Contest. We received an overwhelming number of submissions, and were blown...
A man goes into a gym, thinking it’s a dance school, and waltzes with a punching bag. He enters an airport, thinking it’s a movie...
We wait for our dinner at white-draped tables. Side by side, we smile at one another. The woman could be from Texas or Colorado or...