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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. 

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.”

 
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 

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