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Debt Collecting photo
October 14, 2014 | Fiction

Debt Collecting

Beau Golwitzer

Luis was walking home from work one evening when a man stepped in front of him, blocking his way on the sidewalk. The man was... more

A request to the new tenant photo
October 13, 2014 | Poetry

A request to the new tenant

Ilan Mochari

A request to the new tenant Walls bare but for paint & hooks, floors bare but for stains & nails, we leave... more

Life before Boyhood photo
October 10, 2014 | movie reviews

Life before Boyhood

Victor Freeze

I’m 23-years-old going through a mid-life crisis. Well, not quite mid-life considering I’m convinced I have less than seven years left to live. 

Effortless photo
October 10, 2014 | Coutoure Noir

Effortless

Tabitha Blankenbiller

We were halfway through our second-date dinner when I realized that my shirt was on backwards. “Oh,” said Tom, a flat... more

Tom Sizemore and the Heat Death of the Universe photo
October 9, 2014 | movie reviews

Tom Sizemore and the Heat Death of the Universe

Sean Kilpatrick

People want their maniacs explained. But there is no autopsy deft enough to expose how sensually disfigured a mind can get.

The New Chief of Cyclops Island Makes Five Promises photo
October 9, 2014 | Fiction

The New Chief of Cyclops Island Makes Five Promises

Lindsay Merbaum

The afternoon we chose the new chief of Cyclops Island, we stood in a circle at the top of the... more

3 Poems photo
October 8, 2014 | Poetry

3 Poems

Yasmin Belkhyr

Portrait of Toothless Girl and Dead Hare After Claudia Cortese and Andrew Wyeth’s “Christina’s World” Dear... more

2 Poems photo
October 7, 2014 | Poetry

2 Poems

Brad Efford

My Mother Reads From Her Dream Journal I. We—you, me, and your sisters—are in a room the size of a broom closet and... more

4 Poems photo
October 6, 2014 | Poetry

4 Poems

Madison Langston

GIRL POWER i’ve slept with someone who had a girlfriend somewhere else i’ve slept with someone who told me they... more

Thumbs photo
October 6, 2014 | Nonfiction

Thumbs

Nicole Walker

That ability to dissociate—to look from above. You think it would make us save ourselves, seeing the planet from afar, feeling like with one hand, maybe you could fix it.  

An Open Letter to the Internet photo
October 3, 2014 | Nonfiction

An Open Letter to the Internet

Elizabeth Ellen

So here I am writing an essay I both don’t want to write and feel compelled to write above doing anything else right now because no one else is writing it.

I am scared to death, I’ll tell you that.

Van Halen 2007-2008 Reunion Tour Black T-shirt photo
October 3, 2014 | Black: Inventory of Black T-shirts

Van Halen 2007-2008 Reunion Tour Black T-shirt

Jordan Wiklund

As David Lee Roth straddled a giant inflatable microphone, Alex Van Halen banged out the staccato... more

2 poems photo
October 2, 2014 | Poetry

2 poems

Maribeth Theroux

February break Turkish Regis Philbin traveled to Turkey to visit his 95-year-old mother who is close to death. So I took... more

2 Poems photo
October 1, 2014 | Poetry

2 Poems

Jen Karetnick

Boyish Pursuits The ocean is a junkyard of sheet metal with headlight eyes and grillwork teeth, wave after rusted wave dragging... more

"[I] Feel Like The Queen Of Laughing At Fucked Up Things" photo
September 30, 2014 | Interview

"[I] Feel Like The Queen Of Laughing At Fucked Up Things"

Jordan Castro

An Interview With Mallory Whitten, "one of the realest people" Jordan has ever met.

Intro photo
September 29, 2014 | Fiction

Intro

Glen Pourciau

Exposing your teeth is mandatory in these situations, and if you don’t show your teeth it is at least subconsciously noted, questions are being asked in the back of the other person’s mind. Where are this guy’s teeth? Is he ashamed of them?

Annie: An Outlier in the Filmmaking Career of John Huston photo
September 26, 2014 | Outliers: Unusual Entries in the Filmography of Famous Directors

Annie: An Outlier in the Filmmaking Career of John Huston

Charlie Riccardelli

Watching the musical Annie is something like a rite of passage for redheaded children.... more

The Art of Music Fiction photo
September 26, 2014 | The Art of...

The Art of Music Fiction

Aaron Burch

Earlier this year, Tobias Carroll interviewed me and asked, “Your previous book, How to Predict the Weather, had... more

Three Poems photo
September 25, 2014 | Poetry

Three Poems

Tarfia Faizullah

We tell each other the names / of our dead. The cities we live in // are gnawing then burying / the cadavers of opulent dreams.

2 Comics photo
September 24, 2014 | Comics

2 Comics

Chelsea Martin

  Eat It Now       Love Life    

Verdict photo
September 24, 2014 | Fiction

Verdict

Alison Mccabe

Wednesday morning, I grew a third eye, and no one had the basic human decency to look the other way. 

Realism Seems So Much Harder: A Conversation with James Sutter photo
September 23, 2014 | Interview

Realism Seems So Much Harder: A Conversation with James Sutter

Matthew Simmons (@matthewjsimmons)

A few months back, I got the opportunity to (once again) indulge the teenage... more

August 11 photo
September 23, 2014 | Poetry

August 11

Victor Freeze

At my father's funeral
I thought I was in heaven because that's where I was told he was.

Born To It photo
September 22, 2014 | Comics

Born To It

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Our baby is shedding roses

Hypothetical Empathy Online and the Five Tenants of Rejection photo
September 20, 2014 | Dispatches

Hypothetical Empathy Online and the Five Tenants of Rejection

Sean Kilpatrick

When you love someone who won’t love you back, that is your full time job.

A Gaze You Could Meet: My Struggle with My Struggle, Book 2 photo
September 19, 2014 | My Struggle with My Struggle

A Gaze You Could Meet: My Struggle with My Struggle, Book 2

Andrew Bomback

David Shields: Every artistic movement from the beginning of time is an attempt to figure... more

Garnish and All photo
September 18, 2014 | Poetry

Garnish and All

Sara Gelston

Liking the world is not easy, though sometimes it is / a large wave that carries you.

Ruth vs. the Klingon photo
September 17, 2014 | Fiction

Ruth vs. the Klingon

John Haggerty

Gene is fluent in Klingon, comfortable even with the tricky irregular conjugations of the stative verbs

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For photo
September 16, 2014 | movie reviews

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Sean Kilpatrick

Please go read the reviews for this movie on The Onion, the pissant caboodle that now passes for Roger Ebert.com, and Ain’t It Cool News, yeah, them too, for some reason.

The Fisherman photo
September 16, 2014 | Nonfiction

The Fisherman

Hunter Sharpless

At first sight the line, nearly invisible but sometimes catching a ray of sun through the clinging water droplets, ran parallel to the brown water’s surface, from the tip of the pole held by the fisherman standing in the shallows out to unknown depths.