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May 22, 2024 | Interview

CATS NEED VALIDATION: KATE AXELROD INTERVIEWED BY SAM AXELROD

Sam Axelrod

Kate Axelrod’s new book of stories, How to Get Along Without Me, is, to quote the jacket copy, “a collection that summons the perversity and poignance of twentysomething dating lives from a bracingly

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May 21, 2024 | Fiction

AGORAPHOBIA: Summer, 1990 & Winter, 2020

Elizabeth Ellen

It is impossible to determine merely by looking how recently a modern American woman has been vaginally penetrated or rectally sodomized. One can never trust scientific data on matters such as how often a modern American woman is made love to in [enter current year].

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May 21, 2024 | Interview

Laura Blackett and Eve Gleichman on their novel Trust & Safety

Anna Dorn

Can you each pick two words to describe your book? 

Laura: Escapist fantasy

Eve: The first thing that came to mind for me was: “Oh, god.”

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May 20, 2024 | Poetry

3 Poems

Grace Dougherty

All the way up Highland isn’t Burbank, it’s heaven!

May 19, 2024 | Rejected Modern Love Essay

The Black River

Sean Tanner

I could hear the Essex lads cooing and whispering to her, telling her that it would be okay

May 16, 2024 | Fiction

EXIT STRATEGY

Jonathan Doyle

Her eyes looked up and zeroed in on Marina’s Muses. On the women floating through the air. No cares. Just an angel dancing in the blue heavens. 

May 15, 2024 | Book Review

A Study in Time Lapse: Alphabetical Diaries, Memory, and Mundanity

Lennie Roeber-Tsiongas

Sheila Heti has a bad memory. She’s sitting on the stage of the Mark Taper Auditorium in the Los Angeles Central Library, wearing a velvet jumpsuit with gold tendrils and black lace tights. Heti tells

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