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Sunday List: Show Us Your Bookshelves

By On March 29, 2015

This is my main bookshelf. All the books have been organized to minimize conflict. The poetry books don’t get along with the novels. The novels want to give the poetry books a… Read More

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Board Games

Session Report: Legendary Encounters and Adaptation

By On March 28, 2015

Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game Upper Deck Entertainment, 2014 Upper Deck Entertainment / Amazon So a Scout, a Synthetic Humanoid, and a Weyland-Yutani Executive walk into an army medical lab… Read More

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Creative Nonfiction

Musings on depersonalization

By On March 27, 2015

Sometimes I feel like I don’t exist, like I do not have a body, and all I can feel is dearth, like something astral has buckled and collapsed. When I say I… Read More

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NOM NOM! : Presidents & Their Snacking

By On March 27, 2015

This is the last installment of Anna Strain’s fascinating portraits of American presidents next to their favorite snack foods. Thank you for joining, now please enjoy some ketchup and cottage cheese with… Read More


from iPoems

By On March 27, 2015

“…letters have a destination other than words.” Isidore isou Digital work and the scanning of physical work are all being dumped on the Internet at an alarming rate. Is there a diminishing… Read More

Small Press


By On March 27, 2015

You guys are nice people, good people, I can tell. I can’t offer exact dates or times, if that is what you want, because I was not wearing a wristwatch in… Read More


30 Years of Ghibli: Spirited Away

By On March 26, 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


The New Comics: Khanh Nguyen

By On March 26, 2015

Khanh Nguyen, “Awake” KHANH NGUYEN is a visual designer from southern California. For two years, he drew a weekly strip for UCSD’s The Guardian newspaper, and now hosts his work through his tumblr and… Read More

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Jeff Jackson and Josh Yates Commune with the Dead

By On March 25, 2015

Jeff Jackson and Josh Yates are truly unique voices in each of their respective mediums.  Jeff’s prose is truly singular, gritty and otherworldly; both firmly of this world – occupying the woods… Read More


This Week in Films #12: The Last Three Tom Hardy Films

By On March 25, 2015

I’m back! After two weeks in China, I can start telling you about movies again. On the plane I watched the two most recent Tom Hardy films and then I watched the… Read More


Gunsmith Cats on Gun Control, Culture, and Taboo

By On March 25, 2015

When considering gun culture and the societal relationship between firearms and specific populations, Japan under its heavily disarmed state has always served as an intriguing comparison point to that of the American… Read More



By On March 25, 2015

The following is excerpted  from Disintegration by Richard Thomas from Random House Alibi, coming May 26th, and which Chuck Wendig describes as: “Sweet hot hell, Richard Thomas writes like a man possessed,… Read More


Wednesday Entropy Roundup

By On March 25, 2015

Like Wes Anderson? Read these. (River City Reading, 3/10) Archie vs. Predator is going to be bonkers! (MTV News, 3/19) An awesome story by N. Michelle AuBuchon (Hobart, 3/13) Ken Baumann has… Read More

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Eat With Your Hands!!! : Baby Food

By On March 24, 2015

My two year old goddaughter and I in conversation.    So Baby, I see that you are eating strawberries. S’wberrriiies! You’re so cute. Exactly, strawberries.  So, we are going to do your… Read More