Tag Archives: Issue #20

Reviews

A Review of The Hundred Brothers

By Brad Liening This slim novel by Donald Antrim came to me with little to no context. I wasn’t familiar with Antrim or his work. The sum total of what I knew was that Picador was reissuing several of hismore…

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InDigest Broadsides: Jennifer H. Fortin

Download the Jennifer H. Fortin broadside.

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InDialogue: Arthur Phillips and John Reed

In early April, just over a week before the release of Arthur Phillips’ newest novel, The Tragedy of Arthur, I had coffee with Phillips and another author, John Reed. The Tragedy of Arthur is a farce about an author namedmore…

Poetry

A Poem by Monica Wendel

Sexual Assault Awareness Week found poem from jezebel.com It’s our job to carry an umbrella to avoid getting wet but it’s not our job to avoid nighttime, dark streets, and bars to avoid getting raped. My mother disagrees. An actmore…

Ryan-LottMusic

Begin with Limitation: Musings on the Not-making of and Making of We Are Rising

by Ryan Lott (Son Lux) In 2006, a small New Hampshire-based publication called The Wire inaugurated the “RPM Challenge,” an open charge to songwriters to make an album in the month of February. Every year the number of participating artistsmore…

Josh-HirshfieldMusic

Miracles of Modern Science’s Dog Year: A Verbal Approximation of the Auditory Experience

This month marks a year we’ve been working on our debut album as Miracles of Modern Science, Dog Year. Through countless setbacks and our own obsessiveness, what was intended to be quick and raw has gone on and on. Althoughmore…

Reviews

On Sam Lipsyte and The Ask

by Philip Connors Discussed in this Article: Sam Lipsyte, The Ask [Macmillan, 2010] Sam Lipsyte, Home Land [Flamingo, 2004] Sam Lipsyte, The Subject Steve [Broadway Books, 2001] ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… Sam Lipsyte hasn’t always had it easy, despite an auspicious debut. Hismore…

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Two Poems by Matthew Pennock

After Shooting the Texas Chupacabra it was determined to be a coyote. How disappointing. As is the day— Miles away, hunters imitate ducks in quiet wetlands, then a gunshot. A group of birds squawk skyward.

Cesar-AlvarezMusic

Micro Essays on The Lisps’ sophomore LP Are We at the Movies?

“Dreamhouse.” Sometimes I feel embarrassed that you can so clearly understand all the lyrics in my music. It feels a little passé. Perhaps to be a cool indie band you have to bury everything underneath lots of delay and reverb.more…

Reviews

Peculiar Travel Suggestions Are Dancing Lessons from God

by J. Albin Larson Discussed in this Article: Seth Fried, The Great Frustration, [Soft Skull Press, 2011] ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… It’s hard to write a good blog, guys. Really, it is. It’s like every time I sit down to do this andmore…

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Stefanie Motta

When I look at the photographs of Stefanie Motta I feel like I am watching a magic show in which the magician reveals all of his tricks, but I still can’t help but believe. Her images confront this notion ofmore…

Music

The Troubadour and the Patron

by Franz Nicolay For four thousand years, there were two ways to make a living as a musician. You could be a troubadour. That is, strap your harp or lute or hurdy-gurdy on your back and travel town to town.more…

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