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The Act of Killing photo
September 16, 2013 | movie reviews

The Act of Killing

Sean Kilpatrick

The American stillborn sense of justice has worn its grave so truthfully all things pious count no more and didn’t then. We want... more

4 Poems photo
September 16, 2013 | Poetry

4 Poems

Dominic Gualco


you traced along the freckles on my back
with black ink,
like a crumpled constellation

i looked at the picture and... more

A Phan's Notes: the Professional Ballplayer photo
September 14, 2013 | A Phan's Notes

A Phan's Notes: the Professional Ballplayer

Justin St. Germain

As I write this, on a Friday afternoon in early August, the Phillies are losing 7-2 in Washington, and... more

the revolution room: station one photo
September 13, 2013 | Fiction

the revolution room: station one

Allan Shapiro

It is not easy to remove a heart with a spoon from the chest of a man, nor is it clean. The spoon was purchased 48 hours earlier from the Bed, Bath & Beyond on 9th Street. The Nicole Miller Moments 5 pc Flatware Set was $24.99. The salad fork, dinner knife, dinner fork, and soup spoon were disposed of. Only the teaspoon remained.

You Just Got Boomed photo
September 13, 2013 | Poetry

You Just Got Boomed

Ben Gross

you can call me the Boom Doctor

I have your emptied-out torso on the operating table

Night Terrors photo
September 12, 2013 | Nonfiction

Night Terrors

Cynthia Lim

“Go back to sleep,” I hissed at Perry. It was 2:00 in the morning and we were in our newly purchased condo in Mammoth, sleeping in... more

2 Poems photo
September 11, 2013 | Poetry

2 Poems

h. l. nelson

Tops Like Arrows

Dan’s Trans Am smashed into the guardrail,
him doing 75, all hopped up
on Dexatrim and Coors Lite.
I remember... more

Game Day photo
September 10, 2013 | Fiction

Game Day

Lisa Nikolidakis

In my phone sex voice I say, the quesadilla of the day is caramelized onion and chorizo. Chef makes ‘em special. Sure, I say: $5 house wines, $2 off apps. Would you like to start a tab?

White Wearing Wet Pants photo
September 9, 2013 | Poetry

White Wearing Wet Pants

Shane Allison

I’m wet and wearing white pants
I’m wet and wearing
White pants.
I’m wet and
Wearing white
Pants. I’m... more

Great Moments in Cinematic Drinking: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan photo
September 6, 2013 | Great Moments in Cinematic Drinking, movie reviews

Great Moments in Cinematic Drinking: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Matt Sailor

At first, you think it’s going to be that old cliché:  men and their brown... more

Remember To photo
September 6, 2013 | Poetry

Remember To

Sarah Jean Alexander

I dreamt about walking around Ikea by myself and buying a lime green ice cube tray. I drive to the post office and pick out a large... more

Uriah photo
September 5, 2013 | Fiction


Gabe Herron

The first time my neighbor's place burned to the ground, I wasn't his neighbor, but he told me about it.  

3 Poems photo
September 4, 2013 | Poetry

3 Poems

Ras Dia


Tritina: Die

Our lives, the lyrics of ‘Die! Die! Die!’
Less the scenes in Die Hard or Die! Die!
My Darling! or Juliet... more

The Liveaboards photo
September 3, 2013 | Comics

The Liveaboards

Ali Shapiro

"For three years I lived on a 28' 1975 Carver Mariner."

Holiday Festival Invitations photo
September 2, 2013 | Nonfiction

Holiday Festival Invitations

Tom Burke

I’ve gotten in the habit of writing these long email invitations and party reminders for parties I host at my place.... more

3 Poems photo
September 2, 2013 | Poetry

3 Poems


Desireé Panda and the Lee Van Cleefs

A murder dinner for beckoning.  Let’s have a grave way with phonics.  Let’s tangle bright... more

Once it Hits the Air photo
September 2, 2013 | Fiction

Once it Hits the Air

Luke Wiget

My Spanish was always too slow to impress my father. I tried not to learn it to spite him. But  that was like not swallowing water in your mouth when there’s no place to spit it out. 

What Daddy & For the Bears photo
September 1, 2013 |

What Daddy & For the Bears

Megan Martin is the author of Sparrow & Other Eulogies (Gold Wake 2011). Her work has appeared recently or is forthcoming in Caketrain, >kill author, The Collagist, and la petite zine.  She lives and teaches in Cincinnati.

Heroic Obsolescence: An Interview with Neil Connelly photo
August 30, 2013 | Interview

Heroic Obsolescence: An Interview with Neil Connelly

Zach Savich

As a writer, what draws me to wrestlers, superheroes, etc is probably what you pointed out, that when we first encounter them, they are overtly flat characters, cardboard. So I have a chance, even an obligation, to dig in and root around and find the human, expose him or her. Once we see someone else not as a caricature but a person, we can reflect off them, compare ourselves to them, feel empathy or disdain or any of the myriad of human reactions that matter. But we can’t just shrug and go, “Ah, janitor.”

Vincent Peppers Explains A Conference Call photo
August 29, 2013 | Fiction

Vincent Peppers Explains A Conference Call

Shane Jones

Good evening. I just ate eggs. Breakfast for dinner, is what Robin called it. Is there such a thing as... more

The Fire photo
August 28, 2013 | Fiction

The Fire

Petur HK

Let’s follow Holger home, they said, and burn his house down.

We were under the bridge. We were trolls; we were engineers. We were... more

Three Poems photo
August 27, 2013 | Poetry

Three Poems

Tracy Dimond


After a couple of Martinis, // one may regard oneself pleasantly pixelated. / I cure nerves with a ten-hour Netflix binge, // then curve my vertebrae to you / while our phones update.

Hymeneal in Many Voices (Comments on the Launch of Stacie and Kyle’s Wedding Registry) photo
August 26, 2013 | Fiction

Hymeneal in Many Voices (Comments on the Launch of Stacie and Kyle’s Wedding Registry)

Ivy Goodman

The value of a cash gift is on its face, and that, in... more

Camping Essentials photo
August 23, 2013 | Comics

Camping Essentials

Oliver Bendorf

comic by Oliver Bendorf

Probably Starlings photo
August 22, 2013 | Poetry

Probably Starlings

Chris Garson


Washer and dryer as hapless duo, / each crashing and beating the other // to shit, idiot tandem: all this / while standing in place.

Storage photo
August 21, 2013 | Fiction


Colin Bailey Williams

Carnie lives among piles of porcelain and Tupperware in a storage locker near Conneaut. She lost her job at the prison and then her house... more

Two Short Shorts photo
August 20, 2013 | Fiction

Two Short Shorts

Trevor Dodge


I go to call her for the ribs recipe but then I think how she doesn't respond to my jokes so I go to... more

The Uninvited Bar Mitzvah Guest photo
August 19, 2013 | Fiction

The Uninvited Bar Mitzvah Guest

Eleanor Levine

Stanley K owns a small radio shop on Forest Avenue in Lakewood. 

I walk in, having not seen him in 30... more

Why You Should Binge-Watch Every Season of Always Sunny on Netflix photo
August 16, 2013 | Nonfiction

Why You Should Binge-Watch Every Season of Always Sunny on Netflix


18. You will understand and properly use the term “brown out” in every day conversation.

FUN CAMP: An Interview with Gabe Durham photo
August 16, 2013 | Interview

FUN CAMP: An Interview with Gabe Durham

Matthew Simmons (@matthewjsimmons)

You know him. You love him. He's Gabe Durham. His new book is FUN CAMP and it's a ball.

It's a... more