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5 Short Essays  photo
May 13, 2014 | Nonfiction

5 Short Essays 

Thomas Cook

Imagine if you can, "a dirty house in a gutted world," the poet said, which what the poet said is precisely what I saw when I stopped to look around while listening to reports from the BBC and ironing my favorite lavender blouse. 

How I Turned Skyrim into a Middle-Class Life Simulator. photo
May 6, 2014 | Nonfiction

How I Turned Skyrim into a Middle-Class Life Simulator.

Darren Davis

In November 2011, Bethesda Game Studios released Skyrim, a gigantic, multi-console fantasy role playing game set in Bethesda's larger Elder Scrolls universe. Also in November 2011, I was just starting my graduate program at the University of Washington. I watched the footage on YouTube and told myself that after grad school, after I was done studying literary nonfiction and contextualizing and living an examined life, I would play the hell out of this game.

hi my name is, huh? my name is, what? photo
April 29, 2014 | Nonfiction

hi my name is, huh? my name is, what?

Richard Wehrenberg, Jr.

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in maybe middle school i started telling my teachers, on the first day of class, that i’d prefer to be... more

Frasier at 31 photo
April 21, 2014 | Nonfiction

Frasier at 31

Amanda Goldblatt

Frasier Crane never gets what he wants because Frasier Crane is a horrible person.

 

Amanda is in her first year of a new... more

The First Game photo
April 14, 2014 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

The First Game

Nicholas Ward

We parked on Michigan Avenue like we always would, walking hand-in-hand through Corktown, the oldest neighborhood in Detroit. We... more

Fat Guy photo
March 5, 2014 | Nonfiction

Fat Guy

Ray Shea

We'd stood in the rain to watch the fireworks, my girlfriend Linda and I, and it was perfect. It was Boston and it was the Fourth of July... more

NOTES I WROTE IN MY PHONE WHILE AT AWP 2014 IN SEATTLE photo
March 3, 2014 | Nonfiction

NOTES I WROTE IN MY PHONE WHILE AT AWP 2014 IN SEATTLE

Mira Gonzalez

WEDNESDAY

got off the airplane, spencer landed like an hour ago. either he is in the... more

Whipping Post photo
February 10, 2014 | Nonfiction

Whipping Post

Jill Talbot

Lone Star bottles were a dollar that night, and a leather-clad, hair-shaking woman howled “Whipping Post” on the stage.  You took down... more

A Face Like She Meditated photo
February 4, 2014 | Nonfiction

A Face Like She Meditated

Chloe Caldwell

I fell in love with a woman who had a face like she meditated.

Games of My Youth: The Snake Escape photo
January 31, 2014 | Games of My Youth

Games of My Youth: The Snake Escape

Tabitha Blankenbiller

Tabitha Blankenbiller is revisiting the games of her youth, replaying them and writing semi-regular column for... more

I Became A Pop Music Fan In Rehab photo
January 29, 2014 | Nonfiction

I Became A Pop Music Fan In Rehab

Jordan Castro

On August 23, 2013 I checked into an inpatient treatment center in middle-of-nowhere Ohio to get off heroin and... more

The Last Days of California and My Favorite Mary Millerisms photo
January 20, 2014 | Nonfiction

The Last Days of California and My Favorite Mary Millerisms

Amy Butcher

It’s been a big month for Mary Miller. Even prior to today’s release of her debut novel,... more

Just Like... photo
January 9, 2014 | Nonfiction

Just Like...

Alex Myers

I had no business in a haberdashery store that expensive as a seventeen-year-old high school student most recently employed as a dishwasher; even less so as a recently self-declared man, an until-three-weeks-ago woman, lurking timidly, covetously, in the racks of ties.  

What We Keep in the Locker -- the Internal Dialogue of an Alaskan Fisherman photo
December 23, 2013 | Nonfiction

What We Keep in the Locker -- the Internal Dialogue of an Alaskan Fisherman

Jacob Perkins

I am at the back of the ConEx with a broom in my hand, smoking a... more

Games of My Youth: Oregon Trail’s End photo
December 20, 2013 | Games of My Youth

Games of My Youth: Oregon Trail’s End

Tabitha Blankenbiller

Tabitha Blankenbiller is revisiting the games of her youth, replaying them and writing semi-regular... more

Not Another ‘Top Ten’ List: 3 Questions for 3 Authors: Tao Lin, Michael Clune & Scott McClanahan   photo
December 18, 2013 | Nonfiction

Not Another ‘Top Ten’ List: 3 Questions for 3 Authors: Tao Lin, Michael Clune & Scott McClanahan  

Elizabeth Ellen

To be honest, there were other books that had as great an impact on me, but I don’t have access to those authors (Bret Easton Ellis – Lunar Park, Elizabeth Wurtzel – More, Now, Again, W. Somerset Maugham – Of Human Bondage)..

Games of My Youth: Fifty Shades of Lelda photo
November 1, 2013 | Games of My Youth

Games of My Youth: Fifty Shades of Lelda

Tabitha Blankenbiller

My favorite video game lives in an ark. Surrounded by artifacts packed in a Rubbermaid tote box, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was next on my Summer of the Video Game list of must-plays. 

What Cannot Be Carried Must Be Burned photo
October 29, 2013 | Nonfiction

What Cannot Be Carried Must Be Burned

John Tormey

We crowd around the flame, we extend our naked hands, we feel the joints in our fingers warm and crack. The smoke stains our jackets and hats with its smell.

Wet Traditions at the Barber: a review of LadyJane's Haircuts for Men photo
October 22, 2013 | Nonfiction

Wet Traditions at the Barber: a review of LadyJane's Haircuts for Men

Sean Kilpatrick

A lady doesn’t need makeup unless it’s the war paint she’s putting on to end me. 

TOP 10 CITIES TO GET DRUNK IN (DRINKER / WRITER / TRAVELER Guest Posts, pt. 2) photo
October 19, 2013 | Nonfiction

TOP 10 CITIES TO GET DRUNK IN (DRINKER / WRITER / TRAVELER Guest Posts, pt. 2)

Barry Graham

Yesterday, Barry Graham favored us with his Top 10 Cities to Get Drunk... more

TOP 10 CITIES TO GET DRUNK IN or Hobart is Proof That God Loves Us and Wants Us To Be Happy (5-1) photo
October 18, 2013 | Nonfiction

TOP 10 CITIES TO GET DRUNK IN or Hobart is Proof That God Loves Us and Wants Us To Be Happy (5-1)

Barry Graham

Last week, Barry Graham favored us with... more

I Love the Fuck Out of You Right Now: One Night at Eugene Celebration photo
October 15, 2013 | Nonfiction

I Love the Fuck Out of You Right Now: One Night at Eugene Celebration

Johannes Lichtman

FRIDAY

 

8:36 p.m.: I arrive at the intersection of Oak and Broadway... more

TOP 10 CITIES TO GET DRUNK IN (DRINKER / WRITER / TRAVELER Guest Posts) photo
October 12, 2013 | Nonfiction

TOP 10 CITIES TO GET DRUNK IN (DRINKER / WRITER / TRAVELER Guest Posts)

Barry Graham

Yesterday, Barry Graham favored us with his Top 10 Cities to Get Drunk In,... more

TOP 10 CITIES TO GET DRUNK IN or Hobart is Proof That God Loves Us and Wants Us To Be Happy (10-6) photo
October 11, 2013 | Nonfiction

TOP 10 CITIES TO GET DRUNK IN or Hobart is Proof That God Loves Us and Wants Us To Be Happy (10-6)

Barry Graham

We all know what getting drunk means and... more

It Feels Like a Prayer: a review of Hill William by Scott McClanahan photo
October 9, 2013 | Nonfiction

It Feels Like a Prayer: a review of Hill William by Scott McClanahan

Elizabeth Ellen

I sat and bawled for half an hour after finishing Hill William in one swift read through this morning, beginning to end in an hour. 

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Elizabeth Ellen

Elizabeth Ellen

A 400-page collection of poems in fours sections: Nicki Minaj Songs, Bob Dylan Songs, Elliott Smith Songs, and 90s Riot Grrrls Songs.

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Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

FOUR NEW ESSAYS BY CHLOE CALDWELL! Plus the original essays that made you fall in love with Chloe!

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Dualities

Jason Phoebe Rusch

Jason Phoebe Rusch is a queer writer from the Chicago suburbs. His full-length debut Dualities explores gender and patriarchy from the perspective of a man who was socialized and is currently still read as a woman. He is interested in complication and nuance and messy human failing, his own and that of others.