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March 22nd photo
December 31, 2015 | Comics

March 22nd

Peter Witte

I was on an evening walk with my dog when we came upon me neighbor, Rick.

Two Poems photo
December 31, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Matt Massaia

The vet said that the humane thing to do would have been to let it die, to continue
doing whatever it was that I was doing. 

Two Poems photo
December 29, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Audrey Spensley

I come to you the way an animal finds a quiet place to die.

Herman French photo
December 28, 2015 | Fiction

Herman French

Eric Rosenblum

The one and only time I saw Herman French naked was when he was toweling off after a shower.  Herman was my bunkmate two years ago at Camp Thunderbird.  He had the smallest penis I’d ever seen. 

Three Poems photo
December 28, 2015 | Poetry

Three Poems

Paul Asta

When Bobby Flay looks at the camera, he looks
at your soul, your secret ingredient, the insides
of your cupboards, the depths of which are unknown.

The GwalaCost // Ep. 4: Happy GwalaDays!!! photo
December 25, 2015 | The GwalaCost

The GwalaCost // Ep. 4: Happy GwalaDays!!!

Jordan Castro

Jordan Castro writes about rapper Peewee Longway, memories of his dad and Run-D.M.C., his views on Christmas over the years, and some of his favorite Christmas rap lines.

I Lost My Orgasm photo
December 25, 2015 | Fiction

I Lost My Orgasm

Hillary Leftwich

Maybe I dropped it as I struggle to hold the box of Munchkin donuts and the lukewarm cup of coffee in my hands that I brought for you. Even after you told me not to. Even after you told me you needed space.

Great Moments in Cinematic Drinking: Scrooged photo
December 24, 2015 | Great Moments in Cinematic Drinking

Great Moments in Cinematic Drinking: Scrooged

Matt Sailor

Christmas Past

Bill Murray has come a long way. His corner office is all black lacquer and polished chrome, a monument to late-80s decadence, a temple whose sole object of worship is money. His

December 23, 2015 | movie reviews


Sean Kilpatrick

Where is the sequel with everyone’s joy icon shown twenty years down the road, morphed into a cenobite, gnawing the bedpost it tied itself to, libidinously squelched?

Mt. Silver photo
December 23, 2015 | Fiction

Mt. Silver

Adam Zachary

I couldn’t sleep when we shared a bed anyway, so most nights, when he was deep enough, I wriggled out of his armpit to lay on the floor, play Pokémon until sunrise caught on spots in the window.

Directive Amidst Digression photo
December 22, 2015 | Nonfiction

Directive Amidst Digression

Oliver Lee Bateman

Like many other men in their seventies, my father has prepared a set of final directives.

Too Hot photo
December 21, 2015 | Fiction

Too Hot

Cara Benson

I start with which would you rather as an opportunity to open up the conversation for a set piece I've prepared. In summer I might ask how does everyone like their air.

December 21, 2015 | movie reviews


Sean Kilpatrick

Say we're sorry!

Lazy Wolf: The Series (pt. 4) photo
December 20, 2015 | Sunday Comics, Lazy Wolf

Lazy Wolf: The Series (pt. 4)

Alex Jiang

[Previously on... Part 3 :: Part 2 ::  Part 1]

Last time, Lt. Pup got Mental-bombed by a Cat spy and fights for his life in his mind against the evil feline. Will he get his mind taken over

Baby Hitler and the Man with the Glowing Hair photo
December 19, 2015 | Commercial Fiction, Fiction

Baby Hitler and the Man with the Glowing Hair

Dave Housley

Baby Hitler giggles and pulls another leg off the spider. Just three legs this time. He pulled them all off the last one and pushed it into the corner and it just sat there until finally Baby

6 Poems photo
December 18, 2015 | Poetry

6 Poems

Elizabeth Ellen

Are you Beyoncé? My daughter says.

I am holding a pair of Nike kneepads in my hand.

No, I say.

I am not Beyoncé, I say.

2 Poems photo
December 18, 2015 | Poetry

2 Poems

Emily Carney

I think about how the flashes bouncing back from selfies seem really ‘cinematic’
and how shia labeouf seems very alaskan
alaskan with hard fists, and lonely

Turn in the Direction of the Skid photo
December 18, 2015 | Fiction

Turn in the Direction of the Skid

Robert P. Kaye

Dan got an associate’s degree in business, works for a bank and still deals a little dope on the side. Moss sells high-end real estate in the city. Spence moved to Brooklyn for the music and he’s got an EP on Bandcamp that’s pretty damned good. I’m the only one who stayed in town.

A Review of By the Sea, or, How to Be An Artist and Female, I.e. How to be Unlikable, or, How to (Not) Pander  photo
December 17, 2015 | movie reviews

A Review of By the Sea, or, How to Be An Artist and Female, I.e. How to be Unlikable, or, How to (Not) Pander 

Elizabeth Ellen

And now I am left wondering how The End of the Story might have been different, what more we might have found out, had ‘Vincent’ not been a presence in that flowered armchair, had Lydia not been conscious of him invoking rules: there shouldn’t be any intimate scenes.

Iggy Pops Got A Rocket In His Pocket photo
December 17, 2015 | Poetry

Iggy Pops Got A Rocket In His Pocket

Jacob S. Knabb

Iggy Pop has a rocket in his pocket and he shore is gone pull it out.

We Are the Hallwalkers photo
December 16, 2015 | Fiction

We Are the Hallwalkers

Chelsea Laine Wells

We are the high school hallwalkers, the frequent fliers, the do not admit until disciplinary list, the back of the class, the front of the class where I can keep my eye on you, the laughing and fighting and nodding off 

2 Poems photo
December 15, 2015 | Poetry

2 Poems

Rachel Corso

At happy hour he compared you to Carrie Bradshaw and
you thought this was funny.

Four Things photo
December 14, 2015 | Fiction

Four Things

Kenta Maniwa

i took a girl to a donut shop after an art show

i bought her a donut and milk and then we sat in my car

we talked and ate donuts

she said she had thanksgiving dinner with a guy who shot two cops

Baby Hitler and the Man from the Republican Primary photo
December 12, 2015 | Commercial Fiction, Fiction

Baby Hitler and the Man from the Republican Primary

Dave Housley

Baby Hitler woke up angry. He sat up. They would be coming for him again. Who, he did not know. A kung fu master? A presidential candidate from the future? Last week a woman in a strange yellow

The Phoenix Triptych photo
December 11, 2015 | Nonfiction

The Phoenix Triptych

Monet Patrice Thomas

You are twenty-six, so you know everything about anything.

Postcards photo
December 11, 2015 | Fiction


Joe Plicka

Pizza Hut pays for my gas, and of course I eat for free whenever I get to one of our restaurants. They allow me fifty a day for lodging, but since we’re saving for that patio set I usually just sleep in the car if the room is over forty. In Iowa City it was hard to find something that cheap but Missouri is like motel central! 

Two Poems photo
December 10, 2015 | Poetry

Two Poems

Grant Gerald Miller

Yes,we are parasites of the sun, but refuse to say so. We never mouth the same words twice. 

2 Fictions photo
December 9, 2015 | Fiction

2 Fictions

Hanna Mangold

six years later and I only know how to be needed

2 Poems photo
December 8, 2015 | Poetry

2 Poems

Nkosi Nkululeko

Call me sensitive but if you dealt with a toothache
that made a destroyed country out of the left side
of your face, wouldn’t you cry your ass off

Downriver photo
December 7, 2015 | Fiction


Cal Freeman

“The organism is made to self-regenerate,” she said as we walked to my 1980 Buick in the gravel lot.  “In this way it is unlike worn-out horses and old-ass cars.”