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The Importance of Bob Dole’s Erection

The Importance of Bob Dole’s Erection by Geoff Trenchard illustration by Johnny Destructo I WILL never forget the Pepsi commercial with Bob Dole and Britney Spears. I was 19, phenomenally unfit for fatherhood and sitting alone in a waiting room … Continue reading

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Scraps, Part Two: The Things Books Carry

Scraps, Part Two The Things Books Carry by Gravity Goldberg [Editor’s note: For part one of this story, please turn to Paper City, p. 49.] One Sunday, a man was browsing through Adobe Bookstore while waiting for a table at … Continue reading

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Metaphorically Speaking: An Afternoon with George Lakoff

Metaphorically Speaking An Afternoon with George Lakoff by Ethan Strauss illustration by Emma Spertus The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them. … To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, … Continue reading

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Lousy Date Movies in a Brave New World

Lousy Date Movies in a Brave New World by Lucretia Blevins illustration by Craig Baxter Third dates have made me twitching nervous since I was a teen, and I figure I’ll still be fidgeting like this outside the retirement home, … Continue reading

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Vote With Your Gun

Vote With Your Gun Hunter Ethics, Hunter Politics by Elka Karl illustration by Paul Panamarenko ON A SUMMER morning in 1979, my father and I were driving across Highway 70 East in northern Wisconsin when a doe darted out of … Continue reading

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This Is Not a Travel Essay

This Is Not a Travel Essay by Jessica Hoffmann illustration by Tim Brown We’ve been advised: long, loose garments that cover our elbows and knees (at least) and that don’t reveal any curves (especially not the hips and ass). Dressy … Continue reading

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Portfolio: Stephanie Syjuco – Counterfeit Artist

Stephanie Syjuco: Counterfeit Artist By Tara Goe WITH GROWING access to cheap and effective technologies like Google Image Search and Adobe Photoshop, everyday folks, without sophisticated training, can fairly easily attempt to copy currency or consumer products. Less interesting, perhaps, … Continue reading

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Give me a “C”

Give me a “C” Putting the Craft Back in Art by Lisa Solomon illustration by Liza Corbet CRAFT HAS seemingly been Art’s dirty little cousin for some time. If you need proof, look at CCAC (California College of Arts and … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Revisiting the Photography of Bill Owens by Matt Auerbach IT’S A BLOCK party on the 4th of July. There are people milling in the street, umbrellas shading tables, a station wagon parked in the … Continue reading

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Seeing Things: Arts Vs. Crafts

Seeing Things: Arts Vs. Crafts By Hannah Rieff craft: n. cunning: dexterity; art; creative artistic activity involving construction, carving, weaving, sewing etc. of decorative or practical objects by hand as opposed to drawing (also craftwork); a skilled trade; an occupation; … Continue reading

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