The Tijuana Book of the Dead by Luis Alberto Urrea

By On May 22, 2015

The Tijuana Book of the Dead by Luis Alberto Urrea Softskull Press, March 2015 208 pages – Softskull / Amazon   In his new collection of poetry, The Tijuana Book of the Dead,… Read More


Dream Machine by Sade Murphy

By On May 21, 2015

Dream Machine by Sade Murphy 2014, coŸ•im•press 88 pages – ŸcoŸ•im•press / Amazon As everybody knows, one never sees the sun in one’s dreams, even though one is often aware of a light… Read More


Mad Men’s Long Goodbye: the Best, the Worst, and the Era That Never Ends

By On May 20, 2015

SPOILERS AHEAD, if you haven’t yet watched the final season. Now that we’ve all had a few days to chew on the Mad Men finale, and digest it via our kvetching, sighing, easter egg… Read More


Wednesday Entropy Roundup

By On May 20, 2015

The AV Club makes wishes for the new Star Wars movies. Molly Brodak talks about whipped cream. (Real Pants, 5/5) Bully goes record shopping. (Noisey, 5/1) Bustle suggests books to share with… Read More



By On May 19, 2015

1. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (No. 4, June 2015, Marvel) – Ryan North, Erica Henderson & Rico Renzi Neck and neck with Nick Spencer’s Ant-Man, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is bidding to… Read More


Their Days Are Numbered XX

By On May 19, 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… Read More

Small Press

Penny-Ante Editions

By On May 19, 2015

I’ve never wanted to outwardly define Penny-Ante beyond the obvious: “Penny-Ante is a book publisher and an art-based project company.” It’s fairly simple. The press acts in earnest to develop projects we… Read More

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Nestuary by Molly Sutton Kiefer

By On May 18, 2015

Nestuary by Molly Sutton Kiefer Ricochet Editions, 2014 97 pages – Nestuary / Amazon   Nestuary, Molly Sutton Kiefer’s first full-length lyric essay, is the story of her rites of passage into motherhood that begin… Read More

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Creative Nonfiction

The Birds: Love Story

By On May 18, 2015

My Dad called my Mom “bird brain.” He explained that birds had the smallest brains. I thought about this a lot because I wasn’t sure if it was true; If birds have… Read More


Disintegration by Richard Thomas

By On May 17, 2015

In Disintegration by Richard Thomas, the breakdown of the mind is represented in his breakdown of language, a lexicon of destruction, dissipation, and dissolution. Violence is both lyrical and jarring, and Thomas… Read More

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Creative Nonfiction

Sunday List: Gratitude

By On May 17, 2015

We all have bad days, bad months, and for some of us, bad years. We sometimes get trapped into wells of self-pity and sadness. One way to turn around that way of thinking… Read More

Creative Nonfiction

Venice of America

By On May 15, 2015

Sunday morning, early, after our bike adventure, Edward only wanted a small black coffee. We couldn’t see the front of the line that schmoozed and texted its way out the door of… Read More

Creative Nonfiction

Tales from the End of the Bus Line: Introductory Post

By On May 15, 2015

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 adulthood in Van Nuys, California. Installments… Read More

Video Games

GTA V: Deconstructing the protagonist of old

By On May 15, 2015

If there is one major criticism I’ve had over the GTA franchise, it’s that it lacked a certain sense of centralized direction. While great strides were taken primarily with GTA IV in… Read More