“Crestwood Lake, Allendale, New Jersey” by Lisa Ko for the Believer

“Tool: Timberland Boots, $190” by Bijan Stephen for the Believer

“The B-Side of Blackness” by Zandria Felice Robinson for the Believer

“How to Talk to Bears” by Tennessee Jones for the Believer

“Our Fish” by Michael Snyder for the Believer


“Dear Students: A Letter from Your Muslim America Teacher” by Zaina Arafat for VICE.com

“My Time with the Bangladeshi Bloggers Facing Terror and Machete Attacks“ by Ranbir Sidhu Singh for VICE.com


“Does America Deserve Malala?” by Ayesha Siddiqi for VICE.com

“I Played ‘The Boys Are Back in Town’ on a Bar Jukebox Until I Got Kicked Out” by Timothy Faust for VICE.com