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October 17, 2012 | Fiction

White Scars

Meghan Lamb

He had a broad scar that ran over the back of his kneecap. The skin was all shiny and soft, like white bread packaged in Saran Wrap.

October 17, 2012 | Fiction

Honest Abe & Emily Dickinson Goes for a Drive

Penny Anderson

Here’s a story. One night in the tedious plains of Colorado, Abraham Lincoln drove his Model T into an embankment...

October 15, 2012 | Nonfiction

The Other Bunny

Chantel Tattoli & Mai Ly Degnan

a short comic 

October 12, 2012 |

An Advanced Amateur Reviews Pabst Blue Ribbon - A Beer Fit for Human Beings

Mike Bezemek

A massive plaster moon rotates above the rooftop bar, casting a milky glow over my fellow patrons. One by one their orders are placed. A vanilla bean porter with toasted nut highlights. A

October 12, 2012 |

The Campaign (2012)


This was the movie that I had been most excited for this summer. I’m most likely Zach Galifianakis’ biggest fan, and I’m not that far off from being Will Ferrell’s either. But, as many hilarious

October 11, 2012 | Poetry

In the absence of wings

Helen Vitoria

One girl watches the boys make a bomb of birds

October 11, 2012 | Poetry

Endurance Test

Kristine Ong Muslim

a split bowl of suns dissolving a table

October 10, 2012 | Fiction

The Closing

T.D. Johnston

An excited murmur came to life when the audience was informed of the PhD in Biogenetics, the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and then the sweet icing: the minor in English.

October 8, 2012 |

Non-Reader Spotlight: Mary Hamilton

Jac Jemc

For this edition of the Non-Reader Spotlight, I’m thrilled to be talking about reading and not reading with Mary Hamilton.

October 5, 2012 | Interview

Twitter People: Katie Notopoulos (@katienotopoulos), The Archivist

Matthew Simmons (@ matthewjsimmons)

Spend enough time on Twitter and you will eventually discover there is within it an odd, alternate world of very funny, 140-character prankster surrealists. A shortcut to discovering them: Go to

October 4, 2012 | Fiction

Seven Pieces from "Future Project"

James Grinwis



There was a pile of sticks on the edge of the world. In it, numerous things of interest were living. One was a lawyer who enjoyed eating fried chicken at unusually early times

October 3, 2012 | Poetry

Three Poems

Sasha Fletcher

There was a thunderstorm
but nobody wanted it. It just sat there...

October 2, 2012 | Fiction

A List of Our Demands

Leif Haven

When found in this situation we realize that it is customary to provide a list of demands or a ransom note. We have discussed amongst ourselves what we would like. We even included the hostages in

October 1, 2012 | Interview

An Interview with NoMeansNo

Matthew Simmons

A short interview about punk rock and aging with NoMeansNo drummer John Wright & guitarist Tom Holliston

September 28, 2012 | Nonfiction

Spontaneously Fermented

Ken Weaver

The Ship: Behind the bar is a small window, and behind the window, a small room. On the left side, stacked within metal lattices, are wooden barrels tilted on their sides and filled with unknown

September 28, 2012 |

Easy Rider (1969)


Easy Rider perfectly displays the counter-culture rebellion of the 1960s. Two hippie bros, Wyatt (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Dennis Hopper), ride their motorcycles from Los Angeles to New Orleans in

September 27, 2012 | Poetry

Two Poems

Ben Clark & Colin Winnette

No people are my people. I am without a means of saving anyone.

September 26, 2012 | Nonfiction

Granny Summons the Alligator

Aaron Alford

It’s a different gator every year, but we talk like it’s the same one.


September 25, 2012 |

I Deserve This

Kevin Weidner

The night needed a push. I was the only customer in the place, this small dark place called Barely Legal with just one stage and a handful of circle tables and red candles. I’d run out of money

September 24, 2012 |

Southern Soft Drink Archeologies

Barry Grass

In the back of my fridge, behind the bottles of Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale and cans of Good People IPA and bottles of Lipton Green Tea with Citrus and assorted bottles of water, there’s a bottle of blue pop.

September 21, 2012 | Fiction, Interview

An Interview with Michael Martone

Matthew Baker

In 2010, Michael Martone began conducting a series of interviews. Each of these interviews was written under the pen name Matthew Baker, each of these interviews was titled “An Interview with

September 21, 2012 |

Dark Horse (2012)


Okay, so the trailer makes Dark Horse seem like a fun, silly comedy about a man who might not be the most mature guy ever, but seems really likable. About twenty minutes into the film, however, I

September 20, 2012 | Fiction

Word Counts

Tasha Matsumoto

Doesn’t it always begin with a contraction, a fluttering musclequake, birding in your heart?

September 18, 2012 | Nonfiction

Three Words I Learned from Computer Games

Devan Goldstein

I remember one robot was called a SENTRY and it guarded the door...

September 17, 2012 | Interview

Interview with Richard Chiem, Author of You Private Person

Matthew Simmons

"I think I'm just trying to be a good listener."

September 16, 2012 | Nonfiction

A Recap of the Philadelphia Eagles at the Cleveland Browns In the Form of a Review of Old Crow Reserve Bourbon

Justin St. Germain

It’s 10:57 Albuquerque time, eight minutes before kickoff, and I’m already flustered. I hosted a party last night, which means I woke up this morning with a clogged kitchen drain and beer bottles

September 14, 2012 |

No-Bull Bourbon Reviews: A Primer

Christopher Newgent

A true bourbon is a bourbon with a story worth remembering. It doesn’t have to be a good bourbon, but then a true story doesn’t have to be a good story.

September 12, 2012 | Nonfiction

On Fear (And, OK, Also Steak)

Amy Butcher

I was twenty-two the year I realized I was scared of everything.

September 11, 2012 | Fiction

I Love You!

Ethel Rohan

The monkey breeder interviews her suitability over the phone.

September 10, 2012 |

The Art of Fiction Skateboarding

an interview with Kyle Beachy, by Aaron Burch

"...the activity is difficult and risky and can be the source of great dissonance if it reaches the point of cognition."