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Just Like... photo
January 9, 2014 | Nonfiction

Just Like...

Alex Myers

I had no business in a haberdashery store that expensive as a seventeen-year-old high school student most recently employed as a dishwasher; even less so as a recently self-declared man, an until-three-weeks-ago woman, lurking timidly, covetously, in the racks of ties.  

What We Keep in the Locker -- the Internal Dialogue of an Alaskan Fisherman photo
December 23, 2013 | Nonfiction

What We Keep in the Locker -- the Internal Dialogue of an Alaskan Fisherman

Jacob Perkins

I am at the back of the ConEx with a broom in my hand, smoking a cigarette. Every year it is the same. The light filters in through the opposite end where a padlock hangs from a steel latch on the

Games of My Youth: Oregon Trail’s End photo
December 20, 2013 | Games of My Youth

Games of My Youth: Oregon Trail’s End

Tabitha Blankenbiller

Tabitha Blankenbiller is revisiting the games of her youth, replaying them and writing semi-regular column for us. Previous installments include The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time ("Fifty Shades

Not Another ‘Top Ten’ List: 3 Questions for 3 Authors: Tao Lin, Michael Clune & Scott McClanahan   photo
December 18, 2013 | Nonfiction

Not Another ‘Top Ten’ List: 3 Questions for 3 Authors: Tao Lin, Michael Clune & Scott McClanahan  

Elizabeth Ellen

To be honest, there were other books that had as great an impact on me, but I don’t have access to those authors (Bret Easton Ellis – Lunar Park, Elizabeth Wurtzel – More, Now, Again, W. Somerset Maugham – Of Human Bondage)..

Games of My Youth: Fifty Shades of Lelda photo
November 1, 2013 | Games of My Youth

Games of My Youth: Fifty Shades of Lelda

Tabitha Blankenbiller

My favorite video game lives in an ark. Surrounded by artifacts packed in a Rubbermaid tote box, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was next on my Summer of the Video Game list of must-plays. 

What Cannot Be Carried Must Be Burned photo
October 29, 2013 | Nonfiction

What Cannot Be Carried Must Be Burned

John Tormey

We crowd around the flame, we extend our naked hands, we feel the joints in our fingers warm and crack. The smoke stains our jackets and hats with its smell.

Wet Traditions at the Barber: a review of LadyJane's Haircuts for Men photo
October 22, 2013 | Nonfiction

Wet Traditions at the Barber: a review of LadyJane's Haircuts for Men

Sean Kilpatrick

A lady doesn’t need makeup unless it’s the war paint she’s putting on to end me. 

TOP 10 CITIES TO GET DRUNK IN (DRINKER / WRITER / TRAVELER Guest Posts, pt. 2) photo
October 19, 2013 | Nonfiction

TOP 10 CITIES TO GET DRUNK IN (DRINKER / WRITER / TRAVELER Guest Posts, pt. 2)

Barry Graham

Yesterday, Barry Graham favored us with his Top 10 Cities to Get Drunk In, numbers 5-1, and last week he gave us 10-6 and a series of guest-additions. Below are a second set of guest entries from

TOP 10 CITIES TO GET DRUNK IN or Hobart is Proof That God Loves Us and Wants Us To Be Happy (5-1) photo
October 18, 2013 | Nonfiction

TOP 10 CITIES TO GET DRUNK IN or Hobart is Proof That God Loves Us and Wants Us To Be Happy (5-1)

Barry Graham

Last week, Barry Graham favored us with his Top 10 Cities to Get Drunk In, numbers 10-6, as well as a series of guest-additions. Below are are his top 5, and we will follow-up tomorrow for a second

I Love the Fuck Out of You Right Now: One Night at Eugene Celebration photo
October 15, 2013 | Nonfiction

I Love the Fuck Out of You Right Now: One Night at Eugene Celebration

Johannes Lichtman

FRIDAY

 

8:36 p.m.: I arrive at the intersection of Oak and Broadway in downtown Eugene much later than I had planned to, as I spent the hours between 5:00 and 8:00 on the couch, watching

TOP 10 CITIES TO GET DRUNK IN (DRINKER / WRITER / TRAVELER Guest Posts) photo
October 12, 2013 | Nonfiction

TOP 10 CITIES TO GET DRUNK IN (DRINKER / WRITER / TRAVELER Guest Posts)

Barry Graham

Yesterday, Barry Graham favored us with his Top 10 Cities to Get Drunk In, numbers 10-6. He also included a few guest entries from some of his favorite drinker/writer/travelers, and those are

TOP 10 CITIES TO GET DRUNK IN or Hobart is Proof That God Loves Us and Wants Us To Be Happy (10-6) photo
October 11, 2013 | Nonfiction

TOP 10 CITIES TO GET DRUNK IN or Hobart is Proof That God Loves Us and Wants Us To Be Happy (10-6)

Barry Graham

We all know what getting drunk means and we all know what cities are and the title is pretty self explanatory, so I'm gonna use my obligatory top ten introductory statement to break down my

It Feels Like a Prayer: a review of Hill William by Scott McClanahan photo
October 9, 2013 | Nonfiction

It Feels Like a Prayer: a review of Hill William by Scott McClanahan

Elizabeth Ellen

I sat and bawled for half an hour after finishing Hill William in one swift read through this morning, beginning to end in an hour. 

Games of My Youth: The Last Star photo
September 20, 2013 | Games of My Youth

Games of My Youth: The Last Star

Tabitha Blankenbiller

The Summer of the Video Game will also go down as The Summer I Moved. Not across town, not from apartment to house. This is the year we made a leap from Portland to Tucson, forced by my husband

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 twin beds in the only room that was habitable. The other two

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. Here’s from my 2nd Annual Holiday Festival party. I’ve got a Cherry Tomato

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

Max

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

 
How We Killed Whitney Houston & Ghost photo
August 15, 2013 | Nonfiction

How We Killed Whitney Houston & Ghost

Eric Tran

"We’re sorry. We’re not sorry. It was that kind of year, our year in the dumpster, our year in the occult, our year of the amateur séance."

Everything I know about postmodernism I learned from the Phillies photo
June 21, 2013 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Everything I know about postmodernism I learned from the Phillies

Christopher Cocca

"As a term, postmodernism came into my vocabulary in 1988.  It had not yet moved from art and English and music into theology the way it has in recent years by then, but it was, of course, still extant in the visual codes of culture."

Graceland, Too: Home of the World's Biggest Elvis Fan, and That's Just Some Mickey Mouse Shit photo
June 18, 2013 | Nonfiction

Graceland, Too: Home of the World's Biggest Elvis Fan, and That's Just Some Mickey Mouse Shit

Ben Ƶuerlein

You’re in a car tunneling in the wake of its own headlights. Last you remember, you were in a bar, in Oxford, Mississippi, and you had walked there. As you come to, you realize the car is full, and

A Closet Full of Costumes photo
June 11, 2013 | Nonfiction

A Closet Full of Costumes

Mary Miller

In an interview with Luna Park in 2009, I was quoted as saying this:

I really do believe in the whole write-what-you-know thing. One time I wrote a story from the point of view of an old sick

HAPPY ROCK, a photo essay photo
June 4, 2013 | Nonfiction

HAPPY ROCK, a photo essay

Matthew Simmons

Here is one photo for each story in my story collection, Happy Rock. It is available now. 

All the stories in Happy Rock are set in Upper Michigan. Most in the towns of Gladstone or

Crib Notes: My Experience Reading Taipei by Tao Lin photo
June 1, 2013 | Nonfiction

Crib Notes: My Experience Reading Taipei by Tao Lin

Elizabeth Ellen

on page 97, between sections that detail time Paul and Erin spend in Ohio with “Calvin” and “Maggie” (Jordan Castro and Mallory Whitten), I wrote: Manson Family, in large black letters.

The Annotated Mix-Tape, #35 photo
May 28, 2013 | Nonfiction

The Annotated Mix-Tape, #35

Joshua Harmon


FLYING SAUCER ATTACK: “Beach Red Lullaby” (b/w “Second Hour,” 7. single, Planet, 1995) 

Driving westbound on the Massachusetts Turnpike’s thirty-mile Berkshire run between Exits 3 and 2,

I Was Always Pushing photo
March 21, 2013 | Nonfiction

I Was Always Pushing

Amy Butcher

It started that stupid night you convinced me to walk with you over the bridge and along the river. I shouldn't have done that and I knew it—even before we left, I knew it—and I thought to

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