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Two Poems photo
October 16, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Kent Shaw

“I have a collection of small animals!” I announced one night at a friend’s party.
This might not have been the best headline for my match.com profile.

Mistress America photo
October 15, 2015 | movie reviews

Mistress America

Sean Kilpatrick

...darling Jennifer Jason Leigh. An actress who knows pain and ain’t fucking around. I miss her for his art. Margot at the Wedding is devastating. It is pursed-lips mean. You can’t measure its parsimony on heart. 

Two Poems photo
October 15, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Jeremiah Moriarty

9. pearls for the gentry
10. marriage material
11. salvaged material
13. some burning islands

Swaingrove photo
October 14, 2015 | Fiction

Swaingrove

Adam McOmber

Here, in the green glass light of the parlor, Swaingrove cultivates its memories.

Interview with Lincoln Michel photo
October 13, 2015 | Interview

Interview with Lincoln Michel

Jessica Thompson

I just finished reading Upright Beasts. I adored it. Thank you for writing the stories and putting them together in a... more

4 Poems photo
October 13, 2015 | Poetry

4 Poems

Dominic Gualco

he whispered Fuck this shit, and I asked him what he meant.
All he said was I have to go and put me on hold. Now all I am sure of
is Whitney Houston in my ear.

thought experiments photo
October 12, 2015 | Dispatches

thought experiments

Lucy Tiven

in the movies the alcoholic always swims alone in the dark

I am not saying the clarity is a hoax, just that it is a bit expensive 

3 Poems photo
October 12, 2015 | Poetry

3 Poems

Laura Theobald

how do you know how to make a
difference in my life? I’m so happy.
I’m at a news release from prison in
my head.

The GwalaCost // Ep. 1 photo
October 10, 2015 | The GwalaCost

The GwalaCost // Ep. 1

Jordan Castro

Jordan Castro's thoughts re: Young Thug's Slime Season and Drake/Future's What A Time To Be Alive in the first installment of his new column re: rap & rap-related things, "The GwalaCost."

Bellerium photo
October 9, 2015 | Poetry

Bellerium

Soili Smith

Gary Coleman walks into a bar and says something sassy, but the bartender’s a bear, so instead of replying he stands on a big rubber ball and juggles. There’s a song maybe too, in the foreground perhaps, something an organist might feel inclined to play.

Two Poems photo
October 8, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

D.M. Aderibigbe

Because my father dips himself / into the vagina of a Swedish woman // and is never found again, / my mother's heart dies.

Thirteen Halves of the Story photo
October 7, 2015 | Fiction

Thirteen Halves of the Story

Michelle Dove

E says the sky is fuller today and I say it isn’t. Meaning we aren’t significant so why would our surroundings be.

Three Poems photo
October 6, 2015 | Poetry

Three Poems

Jose Hernandez Diaz

By the time I hang up, the goats turn into Roger Clemens and Pedro Martinez. We smoke my last cigarettes, the three of us. 

Don't Bother photo
October 5, 2015 | Fiction

Don't Bother

Erick Saenz

When it’s my turn to order coffee I look anywhere but her eyes and whisper “soy latte” like it’s a secret.... more

Some Thoughts Re: "Slang" photo
October 3, 2015 | Dispatches

Some Thoughts Re: "Slang"

Jordan Castro

Jordan Castro writes some jumbled thoughts re: "slang" then writes about some words that he likes...

Great Moments in Cinematic Drinking: Jaws photo
October 2, 2015 | Great Moments in Cinematic Drinking

Great Moments in Cinematic Drinking: Jaws

Matt Sailor

Roy Scheider is afraid of the water. He has been his whole life. It’s a difficult one to explain,... more

Chappie / Snowpiercer / Alien 5 photo
October 1, 2015 | movie reviews

Chappie / Snowpiercer / Alien 5

Sean Kilpatrick

If you’re of the age to have returned that difficult game (I’m too trapped nowhere between gen Xers and millennials to pipe up about this or anything, though I favor the X for its aesthetic absurdities pluming in the early-to-mid 90s culture that raised me), or are of the mindset to grouse at the receipt for any difficult entertainment, then your whole life is probably you snitching on yourself under the guise of being genuine, and you should continue to embrace your deciphered and dimensionally rounded community of bullshit Star Wars enthusiasm which predominately infects the arts (or get fucked in your ball cap). 

Thighs of Nymphs photo
October 1, 2015 | Fiction

Thighs of Nymphs

Vi Khi Nao

Magnolia, Ambrosio, Valance stand still as three pillars. Amongst the ruins of the Roman Empire.

Human Resources photo
September 30, 2015 | Fiction

Human Resources

Peter Kispert

So here’s Anthony, twelve years later. He’s got this white pin on his right breast that reads MY INTERESTS ARE: ANIMALS & POSITIVITY.

Five Poems photo
September 29, 2015 | Poetry

Five Poems

Annalise Mabe

Faith is a party you weren’t invited to, and God is a man
in a sheet with poked eyes to see;
you want to believe.

You Told Me I Looked Good photo
September 28, 2015 | Fiction

You Told Me I Looked Good

Meredith Turits

You slept for a few hours after that, but I stayed awake, mostly wondering why you hadn’t yet scraped the popcorn texture off of the ceiling in your house. 

Lazy Wolf: The Series (pt. 2) photo
September 27, 2015 | Sunday Comics, Lazy Wolf

Lazy Wolf: The Series (pt. 2)

Alex Jiang

[Previously on... Part 1]  

Virtual Element photo
September 25, 2015 | Fiction

Virtual Element

John Charles Wolf

The bodies under there, in the corridor, were at an ends; by the time each person entered the airport, their desires were all set about the rooms like a seasoned, wet palette.

Make It Quick photo
September 25, 2015 | Nonfiction

Make It Quick

Melissa Gutierrez

The most comfortable place I have ever been is lying on my back on a massage table at the front of a room of the Embassy Suites... more

Tomorrowland photo
September 24, 2015 | movie reviews

Tomorrowland

Sean Kilpatrick

If someone insists you smile, it might as well be rape. This movie found a way to nitpick itself the way these types nitpick everyone around them about presenting the right attitude. Someone in this land will always be subjecting you to the editorial fructose of their imperial fertility. If Bird’s intent was to satirize our fretful American condition, I didn’t understand, because I left the fucking theater right when the film began – about an hour in.

Four Poems photo
September 24, 2015 | Poetry

Four Poems

Kelly Clare

When we found the dead whale, we couldn’t recover the eye of it, and because I hadn’t lost my mother, I managed to survive. 

I Dropped Acid and Went to a Vice News “The Business of Life” Taping photo
September 23, 2015 | Dispatches

I Dropped Acid and Went to a Vice News “The Business of Life” Taping

Sean Kilpatrick

There’s so much freakshow in you, Charlie, I thought: I love you, but, look, you’ve been treated like a citizen enough to have cop friends. Sometimes I think you think all creative expression falls under Reganomics. Then he’s in my face with six reasons why I’m hardly pubic or adjusted. Yes, I’m a pussy. I get it.

Notes on Tomorrow's Issue photo
September 23, 2015 | Fiction

Notes on Tomorrow's Issue

Cady Vishniac

QUERY 5: About half the time, your APOSTROPHES and your QUOTATION MARKS don’t curl around the way they should— “ or ” , not " , and ‘ or ’ , not ' —which is how I know you are writing half of all your articles on your cellphone.

Two Poems photo
September 22, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Jennifer D. Corley

Jeff is driving me nuts. he's a fucking showboating liar. Walking around here like he owns the place. He only owns us.

Traphouse photo
September 22, 2015 | Fiction

Traphouse

Mike Crossley

Destiny's Child third album track # 1 she plays as if I don't already know what’s up. She just wants me to remind her she's a queen so I play Coming to America, and we're okay for a few more years.