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My Favorite Art (And Other) Things In 2014 photo
December 31, 2014 | Dispatches

My Favorite Art (And Other) Things In 2014

Jordan Castro

A while ago, I predicted Taylor Swift's career arc, and so far, I'm correct.

Polyester in Odorama / The Room with Tommy Wiseau in person photo
December 31, 2014 | movie reviews

Polyester in Odorama / The Room with Tommy Wiseau in person

Sean Kilpatrick

and it is always okay to be cruel in the arts, whether people like him are in on it or not, because who cares, internet (hey internet, how do I take a selfie of my fucking concern for others?)

The Survivors photo
December 30, 2014 | Comics

The Survivors

Morgen Eljot

   

Donkey photo
December 29, 2014 | Fiction

Donkey

Melissa Yancy

Thank you for agreeing to serve as my culture champion. I appreciate you.

The Moth photo
December 26, 2014 | Dispatches

The Moth

Sean Kilpatrick

When I was young, I wanted one of those Davy Crockett hats. Because I admire psychopaths.

Lazy Wolf -- Christmas Special photo
December 25, 2014 | Lazy Wolf

Lazy Wolf -- Christmas Special

Alex Jiang

Shining lights and beautiful balls,
turning night as darkness crawls.

The Interview photo
December 25, 2014 | movie reviews

The Interview

Sean Kilpatrick

 Shucks, you know the only racism worth a damn comes from poverty. I like Franco when he’s silly.

To Fall is to Serve the Public Good photo
December 24, 2014 | Fiction

To Fall is to Serve the Public Good

Shane Hunt

Defenestrated again. On the way down I regret that it isn’t raining.

Ninja Turtles / Interstellar / Guardians of the Galaxy / Birdman photo
December 23, 2014 | movie reviews

Ninja Turtles / Interstellar / Guardians of the Galaxy / Birdman

Sean Kilpatrick

PS. I was part of an email the studio campaign in the early 2000s to openly mock the idea of a Dawn of the Dead remake, before remakes were a condition.

Two Poems photo
December 23, 2014 | Poetry

Two Poems

Brian Beatty

I keep waiting for them to say / something the least bit unfamiliar.

I Was Nine photo
December 22, 2014 | Nonfiction

I Was Nine

Steve Anwyll

One time I was sitting near a row of bushes along the side of the house playing with some toys. Immersed in what I was doing. And a thick river of shit flowed from my asshole.

Two Poems photo
December 22, 2014 | Poetry

Two Poems

Patricia Colleen Murphy

How was I supposed to know / what to do about every pimply boy wanting to stick his / dick in my mouth?

A Comprehensive History Of Me In Terms Of Dancing photo
December 20, 2014 | Dispatches

A Comprehensive History Of Me In Terms Of Dancing

Jordan Castro

Age 10: Wrote an essay for school about how I wanted to be a rapper when I grew up. When I got home and told my dad about it he said "Rap for me" then lay in my bed while I rapped "Lose Yourself" by Eminem for him. When I finished he told me I needed to "get into it more, not just stand there with [my] hands in my pockets."

 

World Trade Center: An Outlier in the Filmmaking Career of Oliver Stone photo
December 19, 2014 | Outliers: Unusual Entries in the Filmography of Famous Directors

World Trade Center: An Outlier in the Filmmaking Career of Oliver Stone

Charlie Riccardelli

2006 saw the release of World Trade Center and United 93, the first two... more

Three Poems photo
December 18, 2014 | Poetry

Three Poems

Kenzie Allen

When you said, please / don't look at me like that and he / said you are lovely like flowers / and the only flowers you could think of / smelled like a bad night of drinking.

Three Poems photo
December 17, 2014 | Poetry

Three Poems

William Stobb

By living according to core values, we can carry on daily tasks with conviction. Conserve fossil fuels. Avoid the plastic cycle. Too much looking around can lead to paralysis due to the inevitable sense of unfathomable vastness that makes consciousness feel like an infinitesimal quirk.

Brass on Oak; Oak on Marble; Marble on Glass; Glass on Steel photo
December 17, 2014 | Fiction

Brass on Oak; Oak on Marble; Marble on Glass; Glass on Steel

Andrew Brininstool

Ed's note: This story originally ran on Hobart in 2010. In celebration of the upcoming... more

No Room for Discontent photo
December 16, 2014 | Fiction

No Room for Discontent

Olga Zilberbourg

Four decades after breaking off our high school romance, we found each other again, I, Phillip, twenty-five years into my second marriage, and I, Lily, divorced.

#Nightshift: "Just One Arrow" (Excerpts from an Instagram Essay) photo
December 15, 2014 | Nonfiction

#Nightshift: "Just One Arrow" (Excerpts from an Instagram Essay)

Jeff Sharlet

“For years after the war and after the camps, Chava Rosenfarb woke up every morning at 4:00 a.m. to write. She’d open her eyes in the darkness and slip out of bed without waking her husband...

Our Doubles, Ourselves: Twin Peaks and My Summer at the Black Lodge photo
December 12, 2014 | Nonfiction

Our Doubles, Ourselves: Twin Peaks and My Summer at the Black Lodge

Linnie Greene

And then I found her on a VHS. My double, my twin, my doppelganger. Laura Palmer.

Outcasts photo
December 11, 2014 | Fiction

Outcasts

Danny Lorberbaum

Toby was blind. He was different. We left him alone.

 

Two Poems photo
December 10, 2014 | Poetry

Two Poems

Britt Melewski

I tried to balance things with prescriptions; I tried some more.

Not This Town photo
December 9, 2014 | Fiction

Not This Town

Tina V. Cabrera

The fact that it happened at the town's polar bear research station is irrelevant. A polar bear didn't kill the child.

#Nightshift: Mugshot (Excerpts from an Instagram Essay) photo
December 8, 2014 | Nonfiction

#Nightshift: Mugshot (Excerpts from an Instagram Essay)

Jeff Sharlet

Sunday paper. Card Showers announced for Cecile Jarry, 99, and Fred Aldrich, 90. Meeting of the Sherlock Holmes Club this Wednesday.

The Painter's Delay photo
December 5, 2014 | Fiction

The Painter's Delay

Matt Bell

The parents were not without greed, and so the younger painted, and as she painted the painting changed. 

Two Pokémon: Bulbasaur & Eevee photo
December 4, 2014 | Poetry

Two Pokémon: Bulbasaur & Eevee

Colette Arrand

“An extremely rare Pokémon that may evolve in a number of different ways depending on stimuli.” – Pokémon FireRed

Thieving photo
December 3, 2014 | Nonfiction

Thieving

Nina Boutsikaris

What we liked to do that fall—once mornings had grown thin around the edges, the sun sheer like white linen and gone by four o’clock—was to put on eyeliner and these old fur stoles she had collected from thrift store heaps...

Dead Poet, No Fun photo
December 2, 2014 | Fiction

Dead Poet, No Fun

Caitlin Barasch

On the night I left your apartment, my phone died.

A GHETTO-LIKE STATE OF INCOMPLETENESS: MY STRUGGLE WITH MY STRUGGLE, BOOK 3 photo
December 1, 2014 | My Struggle with My Struggle

A GHETTO-LIKE STATE OF INCOMPLETENESS: MY STRUGGLE WITH MY STRUGGLE, BOOK 3

Andrew Bomback

Against what, exactly, is Karl Ove Knausgaard struggling? 

Yeah so I’m a turkey so what     photo
December 1, 2014 | Poetry

Yeah so I’m a turkey so what    

Stowell Watters

I’m a symbol of an America newly forged and I live with like 1000 other turkeys in a yard Who gives a shit