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A Multitude of Chairs photo
November 27, 2012 | Fiction

A Multitude of Chairs

Michael Magnes

The table is in the room and the room has a table in it

Whistle photo
November 26, 2012 | Fiction

Whistle

William VanDenBerg

At 32 she whistled for the first time and was alarmed by her talent.

Non-Reader Spotlight: Sean Olumstad photo
November 23, 2012 | Non-Reader Spotlight

Non-Reader Spotlight: Sean Olumstad

Jac Jemc

For this non-reader spotlight, I talked to Sean Olumstad. Sean and I met as undergrad theatre majors at Illinois Wesleyan, but Sean made the wise move to pursuing a career in nursing.

All God's Children photo
November 21, 2012 | Fiction

All God's Children

Tawnysha Greene

On the day we come with Daddy down the mountain, Momma wakes us up early while Daddy's still asleep, pulls out white poster boards, markers from the closet, and together, we draw babies. Heads with black eyes, bodies curled, hands in mouths, a blue cord running from their bellies to somewhere off the page.

American Thrift Store: Photo Essay  photo
November 20, 2012 | Nonfiction

American Thrift Store: Photo Essay 

Aaron Gilbreath

Here in the US, it’s often said that the best way to experience the so-called “real”... more

Three Poems photo
November 20, 2012 | Poetry

Three Poems

Chris Mink

Because sharks mate / by just passing for a moment / before separating forever and / because his dog died...

Husbands, Wives, Husbands, Children, and Wives photo
November 19, 2012 | Fiction

Husbands, Wives, Husbands, Children, and Wives

Beau Golwitzer

A tiny husband lay in a pool of blood beneath him.

Subway photo
November 18, 2012 | Commercial Fiction

Subway

Dave Housley

The first thing was, everybody’s voices changed. Not changed deeper, like puberty. This was changing back: they went high, squeaky,... more

XIV photo
November 16, 2012 | Excerpt

XIV

Matthew Vollmer

Matthew Vollmer's newest book, Inscriptions for Headstones, is the kind of book that refreshingly resists categorization. Essays, fiction, poems. The thirty short texts, each a single sentence..

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) photo
November 16, 2012 | movie reviews

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

Max

A well-respected, dignified president living a double-life as a slayer of the undead is actually a much... more

Two Poems photo
November 15, 2012 | Poetry

Two Poems

Katie Schmid

its dreams are a whetstone // it sharpens itself all night long.

Wash Theory photo
November 14, 2012 | Fiction

Wash Theory

Anthony Varallo

Plates, large: Stack in bottom row.  Front side should face the rinse cylinder.  Do not face plates away from the rinse... more

Brief Encounters With Famous Women, Famous Men, Fictional Men photo
November 13, 2012 | Fiction

Brief Encounters With Famous Women, Famous Men, Fictional Men

Roxane Gay and xTx

Morgan Freeman makes me cry.

AN INTERVIEW WITH ZANE ABOUT THE BAND RUSH photo
November 12, 2012 | Interview

AN INTERVIEW WITH ZANE ABOUT THE BAND RUSH

Matthew Simmons

When I see them on Saturday in St. Louis, it will be the sixth time I will have seen Rush live, and I will have seen them in three different decades of my life – my 20s, 30s and 40s.

No-Bull Bourbon Reviews: Dickel No. 12 Goes to Church photo
November 9, 2012 | No Bull Bourbon Reviews

No-Bull Bourbon Reviews: Dickel No. 12 Goes to Church

Christopher Newgent

This month’s column was going to be about quitting my last job, but what’s... more

Flight (2012) photo
November 9, 2012 | movie reviews

Flight (2012)

Max

  Although Flight opens on a full-screen shot of a nipple, it quickly digresses into one of the most intense movie scenes... more

Four Poems photo
November 8, 2012 | Poetry

Four Poems

Matthew Gavin Frank

At a certain point, / no sex becomes a little Branch Davidian

It's a Story She Hasn't Told Him Yet Because She Knows What It Will Make Him Do photo
November 7, 2012 | Fiction

It's a Story She Hasn't Told Him Yet Because She Knows What It Will Make Him Do

Sarah Marshall

He was her first virgin, and he waited to do it in a bed.

Symbols photo
November 6, 2012 |

Symbols

Rachel Yoder

Sure, sometimes it’s better not to just come right out and say it, for instance “the unicorns” represent “the writing” and that “the unicorns” are the perfect symbol of “the writing’s magical, elusive, cunning, and enchanted nature.”

Elbows photo
November 5, 2012 | Fiction

Elbows

Zachary Tyler Vickers

Ian’s mother warned him about jumping on the mattress.

Miller Lite photo
November 4, 2012 | Commercial Fiction

Miller Lite

Dave Housley

We were taking shots at the bar before the bar, pre-gaming, game-facing. We did a round of jaeger bombs and Fixer knocked some dap and went outside for a smoke.

Southern Gentlemen: Brian Carr & Scott McClanahan Interview Each Other photo
November 3, 2012 | Interview

Southern Gentlemen: Brian Carr & Scott McClanahan Interview Each Other

Texas gets a bad rap because it's filled with assholes, but really if you take any area the size of Texas anywhere it will be filled with assholes, because that's what people are.‚Äč

From the Heavens photo
November 2, 2012 | Nonfiction

From the Heavens

Andrew Bomback

The night before you were born, your mother and I watched Knocked Up downstairs in the family room.

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) photo
November 2, 2012 | movie reviews

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Max

Rocky Horror Picture Show is probably the biggest piece of bullshit I've ever seen pass as a movie. Besides... more

Boy and Jelly Roll photo
November 1, 2012 | Fiction

Boy and Jelly Roll

Ric Hoeben

The two of them are down on the riverbank, idling; their calico van sits arch-above. 

Rico's Journey Through Hell photo
October 31, 2012 | Hobart 7, Fiction

Rico's Journey Through Hell

Stefan Kiesbye

In the fall of Helga Vierksen’s death, I was seven years old.

Reggie Miller photo
October 30, 2012 | Fiction

Reggie Miller

Salvatore Pane

You’re listening to an audiobook about the history of the Mercury space program when the car accident happens. It’s so... more

Evidence photo
October 29, 2012 | Nonfiction

Evidence

David LeGault

1) Technically, everything remains but the stereo, circa 1998, a sound system so old it couldn't play CD's for more than an hour without overheating into unbearable skips...

Viagra photo
October 28, 2012 | Commercial Fiction

Viagra

Dave Housley

The real cowboy wears a fishing cap and one of those vests you associate with photographers, only his isn't stuffed with film or lenses... more

AN INTERVIEW WITH SCOTT MCCLANAHAN photo
October 26, 2012 | Interview

AN INTERVIEW WITH SCOTT MCCLANAHAN

Matthew Simmons

Of course, I think that Mark Twain is true.   I think that Samuel Clemens is the lie.  Only a dishonest person wants you to know that a story they are telling "really happened."