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I Find Myself European, Still

I Find Myself European, Still by Rodney Koeneke I FIND myself European, still watching the bodies in Colonel Chabert pile up in the dark on my blue TV. It makes you think how true it is: we have no monopoly … Continue reading

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How To Kick a Crank Habit

How To Kick a Crank Habit fiction by Nathan Altman Decide first that you don’t really have a problem. Tell yourself this as you straddle the dirty porcelain of a liquor store toilet and rail sticky brown crystals into long, … Continue reading

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Scraps, Part One: Life In San Francisco’s Adobe Bookstore

Scraps, Part One Life In San Francisco’s Adobe Bookstore By Gravity Goldberg illustration by Chris Lane Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector’s passion borders on the chaos of memories. …[T]hus there is in the life of the … Continue reading

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Knockin’ on Heaven’s Floor: How I Became a Poet in Public

Knockin’ on Heaven’s Floor How I Became a Poet in Public by Kaya Oakes illustration by Liz Harris I HAD ALWAYS imagined it would be like this: One day, I’d come home from work and there’d be a message on … Continue reading

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Holy Hoax, Axeman

Holy Hoax, Axeman by David Jasper illustration by Salgood Sam AT THE DAILY paper for which I write features, my mailbox has a lone, fat letter in it, stuffed in a company envelope. My name is scrawled on it, and … Continue reading

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Googling Michael Larkin

Googling Michael Larkin by Michael Larkin THIS PAST summer, as my 20th high-school reunion neared and spam announced that dozens of people were searching for me, Michael Larkin, on reunion websites, dread descended like fog. I, Mr. Most Likely to … Continue reading

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Culture Mulcher: Solipsism and the Single Reader

Culture Mulcher Solipsism and the Single Reader by Michael Larkin illustration by Nicole Neditch BECAUSE I am such a sharp observer and chronicler of our contemporary condition, I have noted of late a preponderant use of the first person by … Continue reading

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