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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

Sprint: A Plane Crashes Out Over the Atlantic photo
September 3, 2015 | Nonfiction

Sprint: A Plane Crashes Out Over the Atlantic

Andrew Bertaina

We were sitting on the shores of the Atlantic, waiting for the wind to change and the black flies to get blown back out to sea when the plane went down.

Chased by the Muse, Part 3 photo
August 28, 2015 | Nonfiction

Chased by the Muse, Part 3

Laura Joyce Davis & Nate Davis

For all the hours we’ve spent with strangers, all the conversations and shared stories, we ask no one’s name—until now. 

Chased by the Muse, Part 2 photo
August 26, 2015 | Nonfiction

Chased by the Muse, Part 2

Laura Joyce Davis & Nate Davis

There are five categories for hurricanes; most of the buildings here were built to withstand categories one and two.

Chased by the Muse, Part 1 photo
August 24, 2015 | Nonfiction

Chased by the Muse, Part 1

Laura Joyce Davis & Nate Davis

No one is going anywhere, he says. You will sleep here tonight.

Oh, This Was the World: My Struggle with My Struggle, Book 4 photo
August 21, 2015 | My Struggle with My Struggle

Oh, This Was the World: My Struggle with My Struggle, Book 4

Andrew Bomback

Two teenagers are living in my house this summer, and neither has read The Catcher in the... more

Sucking on Lemonheads photo
August 18, 2015 | Nonfiction

Sucking on Lemonheads

Dorothy Rice

“Ah, so you’ve had an ordinary life,” she said.

An Open Letter to Lana del Rey photo
August 14, 2015 | Dispatches

An Open Letter to Lana del Rey

Victor Freeze

Standing next to the homie Marge on the vast lawn full of Lana fanatics in flower crowns and Pepsi-Cola tee shirts I did not feel at home

A Version of Dinner (in which) photo
August 14, 2015 | Nonfiction

A Version of Dinner (in which)

Maggie Nye

In which we listen to ourselves being recounted in the mouth of the boyfriend 

A Confession Via Jennifer Garner photo
August 12, 2015 | Nonfiction

A Confession Via Jennifer Garner

Emily Carney

The people in my workshop suggested the stories were detailing co-dependency. From my position of fiction writer I laughed and nodded in agreement so as not to appear too sentimental towards the material. I thought of my classmates as boring and responsible and generic, and reasoned that they couldn’t understand the characters’ interactions because they were only limitedly tolerant of anything eccentric—

Second Tractatus photo
August 11, 2015 | Nonfiction

Second Tractatus

John M. Ganiard

On our way to Denver, Peter got us into an accident after we were diverted from the interstate by a roadblock for a bad accident.... more

I LOVE DIERKS BENTLEY IS SAD: A BRO COUNTRY DISPATCH photo
August 7, 2015 | Dispatches

I LOVE DIERKS BENTLEY IS SAD: A BRO COUNTRY DISPATCH

Leesa Cross-Smith

Bro Country is not all that different from dudes in general and real life. I've dated enough white dudes and went to college in Kentucky and I've been to, like, twenty-five Dave Matthews Band concerts, so, trust me, I know this stuff.

Albums I Listened To A Lot Immediately After My Ex-Girlfriend and I Broke Up photo
August 7, 2015 | Dispatches

Albums I Listened To A Lot Immediately After My Ex-Girlfriend and I Broke Up

Jordan Castro

The first month after my ex-girlfriend and I broke up I spent a lot of time driving aimlessly and sitting alone in my apartment listening to music and feeling sorry for myself. 

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Elizabeth Ellen

a set of linked stories with some of the same characters from Person/a and a lot of new ones and the world is the same but different from the world in Person/a and the stories take place in a year absent from Person/a. if that makes sense. contains the Pushcart Prize winning story "Teen Culture" from American Short Fiction, if that's something that moves you to buy books. <3

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Chloe Caldwell

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