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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.

Directive Amidst Digression photo
December 22, 2015 | Nonfiction

Directive Amidst Digression

Oliver Lee Bateman

Like many other men in their seventies, my father has prepared a set of final directives.

The Phoenix Triptych photo
December 11, 2015 | Nonfiction

The Phoenix Triptych

Monet Patrice Thomas

You are twenty-six, so you know everything about anything.

Rome/Barcelona/Chicago, Summer, 2015 photo
December 2, 2015 | Dispatches

Rome/Barcelona/Chicago, Summer, 2015

sara mcgrath

It’s customary in Italy to have food during happy hour. I ordered white wine but was nervous to ask for a plate. When I don’t understand what someone is saying I will just say no.

Emotional Boys Being Emotional: a Bro Country Dispatch photo
November 4, 2015 | Dispatches

Emotional Boys Being Emotional: a Bro Country Dispatch

Leesa Cross-Smith

Luke walks that line inbetween doing his booty-shaking and grinding on stage and also seeming like your “cool” youth pastor and that's not a knock. I love Luke Bryan and there's something about him that seems so genuine and sweet, I can't even picture him being fussy or rude with anyone.

Names photo
November 2, 2015 | Nonfiction

Names

Paul Crenshaw

Keller was Killer and Weaver was Weiner and Penn was Penis or just a dick.

The Fragile Heroine photo
October 30, 2015 | Nonfiction

The Fragile Heroine

Shawn Binder

I’ve thought a lot about what it is that draws me into slasher films as a gay man. Maybe I am drawn to them because I read about so many queer people being victimized; in a way I am turning to them for survival tips.

Jonathan Franzen's Purity: Driving Mister Franzen photo
October 27, 2015 | Nonfiction

Jonathan Franzen's Purity: Driving Mister Franzen

Sean Kilpatrick

Over the course of being mounted by this tome, I took up a pipe, drank scotch from an airplane toilet, consigned to rubbing myself down with strange bleaches, minced any sense of diet intentionally diabetic by an assortment of binge ate junk...

2002: An Internet Odyssey photo
October 27, 2015 | Nonfiction

2002: An Internet Odyssey

Fiona Helmsley

I spent a considerable amount of my time online drooling on myself, arguing with the Courtney Love haters who camped out on her website, and searching for low- effort ways to get off the pills. None existed.

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 

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...

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

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.

I Can Self Destruct photo
September 18, 2015 | Nonfiction

I Can Self Destruct

Shawn Binder

If you’ve ever been asked to place your anxiety on a litmus test of 1-10 and have no idea what a 10 would constitute, then you know how jarring and disconnected this question could be. I thought about running away from the office, I thought about knocking over one of her plants 

Staff Meeting photo
September 16, 2015 | Nonfiction

Staff Meeting

Ginny MacDonald

In the staff meeting she thought about enemas.  

Annotations photo
September 14, 2015 | Nonfiction

Annotations

Nari Kirk

In nearly every used book—bought, borrowed, or salvaged—I’ve found them. 

Grimestore Cowboy photo
September 8, 2015 | Nonfiction

Grimestore Cowboy

Brian Alan Ellis

I was drunk and coked up and thought it’d be a good idea to cut through some strange wooded area. Then I was completely underwater. 

SKATOPIA (POST) LIVEBLOG  photo
September 5, 2015 | Dispatches

SKATOPIA (POST) LIVEBLOG 

Juliet Escoria

    Our friend Stacy Kranitz, who is a (super talented) photographer, invited Scott and me... more

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...