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Ripped Red Stitches photo
May 3, 2016 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Ripped Red Stitches

Dustin M. Hoffman

When I lived in Michigan, I ruined baseball. I recorded every Detroit Tigers game only to fast-forward between pitches, so I... more

Wow and Flutter #3: Ain’t Doing Too B-A-D, Bad photo
May 3, 2016 | Nonfiction

Wow and Flutter #3: Ain’t Doing Too B-A-D, Bad

Tyler Koshakow

I wanted this essay to be about love. I wanted it to also be about my grandfather and Arkansas and my copy of Ain’t Doing Too B-A-D, Bad, a live jazz record by The Bobby Bryant Sextet. 

Lineage photo
April 27, 2016 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Lineage

Tony Press

I was wearing my home-made Giants uniform, as I did every day that week, laboriously sewed by mom who was not enamored of sewing. 

Meet Me at Prince Street, NYC photo
April 23, 2016 | Nonfiction

Meet Me at Prince Street, NYC

Micah Ling

If you didn’t learn how to have sex with Prince playing, you might still not know how. Everything about Prince... more

Meeting Mickey photo
April 15, 2016 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Meeting Mickey

Theresa Corigliano

It is 5:30 in the morning. I am standing in the lobby of a midtown Manhattan hotel, judging the distance between me and a planter... more

The Stained Souvenir photo
April 13, 2016 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

The Stained Souvenir

Matthew Callan

I have been to many games at Shea Stadium and I know that this facility’s bar for unacceptable behavior is extremely low.

Fuckface(s) photo
April 12, 2016 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Fuckface(s)

Andrew Bomback

Let’s start this account of fuckfaces on October 18, 2006. I was 30 years old, recently engaged, in my third year of residency training at Chapel Hill, and depressed about the New York Mets. 

The Softball photo
April 11, 2016 | Nonfiction, BASEBALL

The Softball

Stacy Murison

Dear Dicky,
You probably figured it out by now, but I’m sorry I stole the softball.

Weezer (The White Album) photo
April 9, 2016 | Nonfiction

Weezer (The White Album)

Micah Ling

Weezer (The White Album) Weezer Release Date: April 1, 2016 Atlantic Records Length: 34:05 The academic... more

Report on AWP LA 2016 photo
April 9, 2016 | Dispatches

Report on AWP LA 2016

Sean Kilpatrick

FUCKING HELP ME

Stephen King's "The Body" (an excerpt) photo
April 4, 2016 | Nonfiction

Stephen King's "The Body" (an excerpt)

Aaron Burch

I was twelve going on thirteen when I first saw Stand By Me. I guess that would have made it 1990. As the narrator, Gordie Lachance, says about the first time he saw a dead human being, as voiceover at the beginning of the movie: “a long time ago… but only if you measure terms in years...

Nine Things About Bunting photo
April 4, 2016 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Nine Things About Bunting

Tara Roeder

Once I googled “Can you bunt in football?”  Answers.com had a helpful “Answered by the Community” reply: “No.”

Rodents photo
April 1, 2016 | Nonfiction

Rodents

Toni Nealie

There are bite marks exposing the bright green flesh of two kiwis in the blue glass fruit bowl.

A Recipe for Poached Pear 'Pot' Pie  photo
March 7, 2016 | Dispatches

A Recipe for Poached Pear 'Pot' Pie 

Mira Gonzalez

½ cup (one stick) of unsalted butter (higher quality butter = better tasting cannabutter)

¼ ounce of weed, VERY finely ground

The Man Who Isn't My Father photo
March 7, 2016 | Nonfiction

The Man Who Isn't My Father

Jenni Garber

I never call ahead to say I'm in town and on the way over because the front door is always unlocked. 

Little Girls photo
March 4, 2016 | Nonfiction

Little Girls

Zhanna Slor

It’s 2006, I’m nineteen, and I have a part-time job with my uncle engraving portraits into tombstones. 

Wow and Flutter #2: Tracy Chapman photo
March 1, 2016 | Nonfiction

Wow and Flutter #2: Tracy Chapman

Tyler Koshakow

1. Not long after my father died, my mother bought a brand-new bright-red Toyota Celica GT. She also... more

The Walgreens Years photo
February 2, 2016 | Nonfiction

The Walgreens Years

J.H. Pearl

No one has all the answers. What could the man returning a fleece bodysuit say to the woman behind him getting ready to buy exactly the same item?

On Beauty: The Year I Sprayed Fake Tan on Rich Women for Money photo
January 29, 2016 | Nonfiction

On Beauty: The Year I Sprayed Fake Tan on Rich Women for Money

Elle Nash

When I watch porn with my husband, I notice the places where the woman’s spray tan isn’t perfect. It isn’t her fault, it’s her spray tan technician. I point out the little white half-moons underneath her ass cheeks when she bends over. I point to them on screen and say, “I can do a way better job than that.”

 
Wow and Flutter #1: Peace and Love from Lee photo
January 26, 2016 | Nonfiction

Wow and Flutter #1: Peace and Love from Lee

Tyler Koshakow

  1. Walter Benjamin begins his essay “Unpacking My Library” like... more

TOP 10 TOPIX POSTS FOR 2015 photo
January 22, 2016 | Dispatches

TOP 10 TOPIX POSTS FOR 2015

Juliet Escoria

bambi on Nov 6, 2015

He is the new dopehead in town..........WORTHLESS!!!!!!! !!!

Human Origami photo
January 13, 2016 | Nonfiction

Human Origami

David Alasdair

The wind isn’t really knocked out of you. When you fall, you panic, hold your breath, tense every muscle. 

dying on the internet photo
January 6, 2016 | Nonfiction

dying on the internet

Christina Montilla

somewhere on the internets, in a dusty archived sent folder and a long forgotten inbox is our turn to Genesis chapter two verse eight 

How We Are Religious photo
January 4, 2016 | Nonfiction

How We Are Religious

Emily Carney

Sheila Heti’s words penned: BLOW-JOB ARTIST. I have always wanted to be everything to everyone.

Tuesday Night Bieber photo
January 1, 2016 | Nonfiction

Tuesday Night Bieber

Joe Sacksteder

At one point, Justin’s stick got swatted and went flying. He hesitated for a moment, before strut-skating to the bench. This is not something a hockey player would normally do, just leave an unbroken stick on the ice during a non-competitive game. Someone eventually pushed the stick over to the dark team’s bench. “Pick it up,” Tony heard him say. For a second, Tony thought Justin was talking to him. Turns out he was talking to his bodyguard.

Recent Books

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Flashes of Life

Micah Ling

Featuring poems that engage songs by artists ranging from The White Stripes to Bruce Sprinsteen, David Bowie to Otis Redding; lists of albums; daily timestamps as poems; remixes and everything in between; Flashes of Light evokes not just the way we listen to music, but all the ways we interact with the music in our life.

 

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Over For Rockwell

Uzodinma Okehi

They say it takes an average person about 10 years to master a given thing. This was my thinking in 1995 when I dropped out of college in Iowa City to draw comics.

 

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Baseball Handbook

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We’ve had the idea and wanted to do some kind of “best of our online baseball issues” for years, and here is one iteration of that book. We’ve been doing it for so long (this year is our 13th!), we have too many favorites, so we made some arbitrary rules...