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My Dog Is My Girlfriend photo
November 22, 2014 | Dispatches

My Dog Is My Girlfriend

Jordan Castro

My feelings of purposelessness and inadequacy vanished. My feelings of self-pity and despair were replaced by love and affection. No more sleeping around. No more yearning for The One. I had found Her. She was here.

The Star Trek Essay photo
November 21, 2014 | Nonfiction

The Star Trek Essay

Amanda Goldblatt

This essay is not about Star Trek in the way that Star Trek is not about space.

Karaoke Brothel photo
November 15, 2014 | Dispatches

Karaoke Brothel

Sean Kilpatrick

I spend my free time an appropriate amount of bed sick. I keep a lot of spare pieces of glass up my carpeted self. I mean a literal debris of glass happens when I sit forward.

One photo
November 10, 2014 | Nonfiction

One

Amy Butcher

I thought it was a baby. It was possible, though not—and this is the important part—likely. 

TRUE LIFE: I MARRIED SCOTT MCCLANAHAN photo
November 8, 2014 | Dispatches

TRUE LIFE: I MARRIED SCOTT MCCLANAHAN

Juliet Escoria

I made this when my dad and stepmom came to visit. I also made it for Scott’s parents and kids. I guess those are called my in-laws and stepchildren now. It’s a real “crowd-pleaser”!!! 

Transit (1986) photo
November 5, 2014 | Nonfiction

Transit (1986)

Debra Monroe

I towed my worldly goods to a remote plot with real snakes in the grass, real primroses near pathways, and I wasn’t a tisket-a-tasket girl running errands but an adult with a narrow skill set that had sent me toward serial opportunities, jobs, my career not careering but ascendant as I checked off items on widely circulated how-to lists, but no one could tell me how to succeed at love. 

The Ultimate “My Child” Story: My Struggle with My Struggle, Book 2 photo
October 24, 2014 | My Struggle with My Struggle

The Ultimate “My Child” Story: My Struggle with My Struggle, Book 2

Andrew Bomback

My daughter made pee pee in the potty, and my mother, who watches her on... more

After Michael Sam photo
October 20, 2014 | Nonfiction

After Michael Sam

Paul Arrand Rodgers

In the summer between Michael Sam’s selection in the NFL Draft and the day he was cut, his jersey ranked as the second most popular of all rookie jerseys, behind only Johnny Manziel of the Cleveland Browns. Almost like there are gay sports fans.

Hoarding photo
October 17, 2014 | Nonfiction

Hoarding

Steve Anwyll

A few weeks ago my wife told that I have some mild hoarding tendencies. She said she was sick of it. The thousands of marijuana roaches... more

I Am Grocery Shopping photo
October 16, 2014 | Nonfiction

I Am Grocery Shopping

Shaun Turner

I pass a woman who holds a red polka dot Christmas music box in her lap. I never see her turn the key, but as I scan the aisles for my specific things—the white balsamic vinegar, the slivers of blanched almonds—I hear Jingle Bells faintly, somewhere behind me, no matter where I am.

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

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

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.

True Life: I Married Scott McClanahan photo
September 6, 2014 | Dispatches

True Life: I Married Scott McClanahan

Juliet Escoria

One morning I wake up and there are over thirty new texts on my phone, all from him. While I was sleeping, we got into an argument, made up, and then started fighting again, all without my knowledge or participation. Right now he is breaking up with me.

Your Call is Important to Us: Ballad of a Telemarketer photo
September 2, 2014 | Nonfiction

Your Call is Important to Us: Ballad of a Telemarketer

Shannon McLeod

“My son was murdered last year. His bride murdered him.”

Pap Smear for Beerfest photo
August 30, 2014 | Dispatches

Pap Smear for Beerfest

Sean Kilpatrick

You can’t ban my books for saying this shit because no one bought them anyway. Some guys have all the luck. 

Ron Allen’s Entertainer Zero Machine at Hasting’s Ballroom, Detroit, 2004 photo
August 26, 2014 | Nonfiction

Ron Allen’s Entertainer Zero Machine at Hasting’s Ballroom, Detroit, 2004

Sean Kilpatrick

Where the fuck are the collected plays of Ron Allen? The police have won, that’s where.

REFLECTING ON MY FIRST YEAR OF SOBRIETY photo
August 23, 2014 | Dispatches

REFLECTING ON MY FIRST YEAR OF SOBRIETY

Jordan Castro

I had my bags packed and was getting ready to leave with two insane-seeming girls who offered me sex in exchange for a ride to Cleveland when a few patients stopped me and essentially pushed me into the lecture hall. I don't know why I didn't put up more of a fight -

Safe Tangents: My Struggle with My Struggle, Book 1 photo
August 22, 2014 | My Struggle with My Struggle

Safe Tangents: My Struggle with My Struggle, Book 1

Andrew Bomback

I googled “Karl Ove Knausgaard AND Nicholson Baker” and didn’t find much. A... more

Lovely Parting Gifts photo
August 7, 2014 | Nonfiction

Lovely Parting Gifts

Irene Turner

The girl is serious-eyed. Composed. Deferential, but not over-awed – she made eight trips to Los Angeles to get to this moment: kid’s week on The Joker’s Wild. 

Infestations photo
August 5, 2014 | Nonfiction

Infestations

Steve Anwyll

Cockroaches This was a sign as far as I was concerned. The high water mark. The North American standard for being a shitbag. A... more

Seams photo
August 4, 2014 | Nonfiction, BASEBALL

Seams

Jill Talbot

When I think back on it, it’s a couple of seconds, a rush from the plate to the mound, a flash, a gasp, and my grip on my father’s... more

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