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Three Stories photo
February 17, 2014 | Fiction

Three Stories

C.A. Kaufman

Family Album, Romance and Circumstantial Evidence

Great Moments in Cinematic Drinking: High Fidelity photo
February 14, 2014 | Great Moments in Cinematic Drinking

Great Moments in Cinematic Drinking: High Fidelity

Matt Sailor

In one of the last scenes of High Fidelity, John Cusack drinks a beer. Actually, he... more

Internal Affairs / Deep Cover photo
February 14, 2014 | movie reviews

Internal Affairs / Deep Cover

Sean Kilpatrick

Bean cures hetero monogamy of squareness

The Investigators photo
February 13, 2014 | Fiction

The Investigators

Willie Fitzgerald

Inside the restaurant two beams of sunlight hit Spencer’s table at seemingly impossible angles. They meet on his butter dish, which has a single olive pit in it. It seems like outside the sun could be doubled.

Three Poems photo
February 12, 2014 | Poetry

Three Poems

John Poch

Once, I heard a boxing coach say you don’t punch a thing if you really want to achieve your objective—which is pure harm—you punch through. Since that day, I have often thought of the other side.

The Aquarist photo
February 11, 2014 | Fiction

The Aquarist

Jacques Debrot

It’s not unheard of now for people to be replaced by look-alikes.  Troubled people, mostly.  Unhappy people.  

Whipping Post photo
February 10, 2014 | Nonfiction

Whipping Post

Jill Talbot

Lone Star bottles were a dollar that night, and a leather-clad, hair-shaking woman howled “Whipping Post” on the... more

THE BIRTH CHAPTER photo
February 7, 2014 | Fiction

THE BIRTH CHAPTER

Scott McClanahan

I have stolen this prayer from my friend Giancarlo Ditrapano.  

Lawrence Frank Team Evaluation: Golden State Warriors photo
February 7, 2014 | Fiction

Lawrence Frank Team Evaluation: Golden State Warriors

Dave Housley

In December 2013, Brooklyn Nets Assistant Coach Lawrence Frank was "reassigned" by... more

Two Poems photo
February 6, 2014 |

Two Poems

Rae Gouirand

Why choose. / I might not // sometimes: I need / to forget I was born, // eliminate that / from what I’m thinking about

Not Everyone's On One photo
February 6, 2014 | Poetry

Not Everyone's On One

Zach Mueller

We can bump / Gucci and Sosa and Future while we sip lean with Sprite, / and talk Drill like Foucault talks about nutjobs, and talk / dying like Chiraq rappers. Like we’ve been there. We / haven’t.

Appraisals photo
February 5, 2014 | Fiction

Appraisals

Robert Long Foreman

I went to the Antiques Roadshow with my mother’s green marble frog in the inside pocket of the jacket of the black suit I wore to her funeral that morning. I had taken the frog from her house. I wanted to know what it was worth. 

A Face Like She Meditated photo
February 4, 2014 | Nonfiction

A Face Like She Meditated

Chloe Caldwell

I fell in love with a woman who had a face like she meditated.

An Interview with Mary Miller photo
February 4, 2014 | Interview

An Interview with Mary Miller

Amber Sparks

Mary Miller gets inside heads. I mean this in a non-creepy, invasive way, of course. It's a gift—some... more

Treasure photo
February 3, 2014 | Poetry

Treasure

Lauren Capet

In the woods beyond the property line, Henry and I find what decades ago used to be a farmer’s burn pile. Under years’ worth of leaf litter and yesterday’s snowfall there are remains, hard things fire could not destroy: twisted and rusted metal and scores of glittering glass bottles.

Super Bowl (2013) photo
February 2, 2014 | Commercial Fiction

Super Bowl (2013)

Dave Housley

Last year, we ran a series of "Commercial Fiction"s by Dave Housley, which were collected into a book. One such piece in... more

The Boys Next Door (1985) photo
January 31, 2014 | movie reviews

The Boys Next Door (1985)

Sean Kilpatrick

flipping out total blond and brunette loser pal road trip butt munch style and going 80s rampage at their sperm.

Games of My Youth: The Snake Escape photo
January 31, 2014 | Games of My Youth

Games of My Youth: The Snake Escape

Tabitha Blankenbiller

Tabitha Blankenbiller is revisiting the games of her youth, replaying them and writing semi-regular column... more

The Chair photo
January 30, 2014 | Fiction

The Chair

Oliver Zarandi

Somebody has replaced my chair with a child. It was a beautiful chair. A rocking chair fashioned by my father. It makes no... more

I Became A Pop Music Fan In Rehab photo
January 29, 2014 | Nonfiction

I Became A Pop Music Fan In Rehab

Jordan Castro

On August 23, 2013 I checked into an inpatient treatment center in middle-of-nowhere Ohio to get off heroin and... more

An Interview with Kyle Minor photo
January 29, 2014 | Interview

An Interview with Kyle Minor

Douglas Watson

This one's massive. We're just going to get right into it. Kyle, our friend, is the author of the new... more

A Very Tiny Bowl of Frosted Flakes photo
January 28, 2014 | Fiction

A Very Tiny Bowl of Frosted Flakes

Lindsey Gates-Markel

My girlfriend moved out. She gave me back the lease the next day. “I’m not sorry,” she said,... more

Ask Mira photo
January 27, 2014 |

Ask Mira

Mira Gonzalez

*Has guilt ever almost eaten you alive? If so, how'd you - Like, how'd recuperate? Guilt is such a tricky emotion, don't you... more

3 Poems photo
January 27, 2014 | Poetry

3 Poems

Dominic Gualco

ENTROPY I saw you at the library. You said you’d gone to mars on a ‘commercial spaceship’ or something. I... more

5 Poems photo
January 24, 2014 | Poetry

5 Poems

Daniela Olszewska

THIRTEENZ MyHalf-FangedMouth SoundedOffAwkward InAnAlcoveYesterday, StillStufffedWithMother TongueUncomfortable SansBrainS... more

All Out photo
January 23, 2014 | Fiction

All Out

Michael Czyzniejewski

My sister once saw Meryl Streep naked in a public shower. It was back around 1980 and they were somewhere near Virginia Beach. Meryl Streep... more

2 Poems photo
January 22, 2014 | Poetry

2 Poems

Zachary Doss

The wife cuts off the husband’s beard & keeps it as a pet.

GRUNT photo
January 21, 2014 | Fiction

GRUNT

Daniel Gonzalez

It was a freely made decision, a public vote, so I suppose one could argue that when I confronted my roommate and started an argument-- in... more

The Last Days of California and My Favorite Mary Millerisms photo
January 20, 2014 | Nonfiction

The Last Days of California and My Favorite Mary Millerisms

Amy Butcher

It’s been a big month for Mary Miller. Even prior to today’s release of her... more

Short of Lundy photo
January 20, 2014 | Fiction

Short of Lundy

Cameron Pierce

  Every summer my father and I would make the drive to the ghost town of Lundy near the Nevada border to fish the lake... more