Not Dark Yet by Berit Ellingsen

By On November 25, 2015

Not Dark Yet by Berit Ellingsen Two Dollar Radio, 2015 216 pages – TDR / Amazon   Berit Ellingsen confronts the weighty subject of climate change in her new novel Not Dark… Read More

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Edible Etymologies: Thanksgiving Edition

By On November 25, 2015

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first celebration of Thanksgiving “was held by the Plymouth colony in 1621, in thankfulness for their first harvest in America after a year of struggle and… Read More

Small Press

Sad Spell Press

By On November 24, 2015

Sad Spell Press was almost an accident. Elle and I had both considered printing chapbooks in the future but when we read a few of the submissions for Issue 1 and realized… Read More


Their Days Are Numbered XLVII

By On November 24, 2015

Their Days Are Numbered is a new year-long project authored by the collective Entropy community. It is a collaborative online novel written by the Entropy community on a weekly basis. A different author will write the next… Read More

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The Birds: After: Two

By On November 24, 2015

Frightened of birds but remembering how in childhood birds existed theoretically as something beautiful, something named so lyrically—nightingale, starling— how language itself soothes makes a prototype how tracing a finger around the… Read More

Creative Nonfiction

Variations on a Theme: Michel

By On November 23, 2015

  Traveling through northern France with Michel driving. The Beatles singing on the radio, “Michelle, my belle”. A sky of uniform grey, dark, dark grey. And then, a surprise rainbow. And then,… Read More

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Notes from Malta: Paris, The Wall

By On November 23, 2015

We learn about Paris on the bus north from Valletta. A speaker crackles apocalyptically from the plastic trimming overhead, trying desperately to announce the stops but sounding instead like a badly distorted… Read More

Board Games

The Curse of the Ear – Uncle Chestnut’s Table Gype

By On November 22, 2015

Being such a hypercompetitive jerk that I’ve driven most of my friends away, I’ve starting playing games mostly on Board Game Arena (BGA), an online gaming site where I’ve logged 600+ hours… Read More

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Sunday List: What We’re Reading

By On November 22, 2015

Recently, I’ve been reading Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan series. The books keep me up at night and make me feel like a teenager again, desperate to know what happens next. My 90 year… Read More


The Untranslatable

By On November 20, 2015

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon, edited by Barbara Cassin Translation edited by Emily Apter, Jacques Lezra, and Michael Wood Princeton University Press, 2014 1344 pages – Princeton / Amazon   Strictly speaking, does… Read More

Creative Nonfiction

The Birds: When Hellbird Met Opossum

By On November 20, 2015

If someone isn’t afraid of birds, it’s because they aren’t paying attention. Beautiful, graceful creatures when drifting across the sky become horrible monsters upon closer inspection. Dry, scaly feet equipped with tiny… Read More


30 Years of Ghibli: The Wind Rises

By On November 19, 2015

2015 is the 30th anniversary of the founding of Studio Ghibli and, according to Hayao Miyazaki, it may also be one of its final years as a studio. Because this is one… Read More

Creative Nonfiction

Tales From the End of the Bus Line: Nishiki International

By On November 19, 2015

The authors, c. Nineteen Ninety Cute Tales From the End of the Bus Line is a long-distance collaboration between daughter/father Megan and Bill Broughton to collect the many adventures of Bill’s young… Read More



By On November 19, 2015

JH Phrydas is an LA-based writer and researcher of prose. Raised by his birth family in Atlanta and queer family in the Bay Area, he was generously awarded grants to study writing and… Read More