cover of Dennis Cooper's Closer that Bradfor Cox said inspired the lyrics to the song, Cryptograms.

Under The Influence #1: Deerhunter/Dennis Cooper

By On October 9, 2015

Deerhunter Under the Influence of Dennis Cooper I’m very excited to write the first installment of what will be a new, recurring series I’m starting called Under the Influence. The idea is… Read More

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By On October 9, 2015

Check back here for live updates from #openpress2015. Tweet the hashtag #openpress2015 to contribute your live updates to the stream! #openpress2015 Tweets OPEN PRESS 2015  October 9, 10 & 11 Friday 7-10… Read More

Creative Nonfiction

Variations on a Theme: BupGup

By On October 9, 2015

I’ve never laughed with anyone like I laughed with my cousin Ned and now he’s dying. It’s years before MP3s and digital downloads and I’m making tapes of his favourite music, stuffing… Read More

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Creative Nonfiction


By On October 9, 2015

“Your boobs make you new friends,” my friend Martin said the other day. “You should pen the story you just told me.” Martin is right. It’s a great story and where else… Read More


Painted with Brilliant Color: A review of Trompe l’Oeil by Nancy Reisman

By On October 8, 2015

Trompe l’Oeil by Nancy Reisman Tin House Books, 2015 352 pages – Tin House / Amazon   Reading Nancy Reisman’s Trompe l’Oeil felt like walking a long, stringently guided path through a meticulously… Read More

Creative Nonfiction

Literacy Narrative: This Skin is Forever

By On October 8, 2015

I was supposed to die, the story goes. I was supposed to move from my comatose state, from the null space I’d occupied for three weeks, into a more permanent kind of… Read More

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The Birds: Once the American skies

By On October 8, 2015

One hundred years ago last September, Martha died at the Cincinnati Zoo.  When she left this earth, at the advanced age of 29, her species, ectopistes migratorius, or the passenger pigeon, departed… Read More


Wednesday Entropy Roundup

By On October 7, 2015

Feature image by @Manstagram_ via Buzzfeed Eating mummies (Smithsonian Magazine, 5/6/12) October books! (Vol. 1 Brooklyn, 9/30) Terrible tattoos (Vice, 9/28) Superhero mullets (CBR, 10/1) Lincoln Michel’s book trailer (Real Pants, 10/1) Are… Read More

Creative Nonfiction

I Believe That We Will Win

By On October 7, 2015

Heading into the summer of 2014 I was psychologically exhausted. I’d survived a rough spring scraping by as an adjunct and working side-hustles. In December 2013, the Republican congress cancelled the federal… Read More


The Other Serious by Christy Wampole

By On October 7, 2015

The Other Serious: Essays For The New American Generation by Christy Wampole HarperCollins, 2015 256 pages – Harper / Amazon   Essayist Christy Wampole puts herself in the grand tradition of Montaigne in… Read More


Bad Moon Rising Turned 30 and No One Cares But Me

By On October 7, 2015

Bad Moon Rising, Sonic Youth’s second LP, turned 30 this year to little fanfare. There were no reissues, no Pitchfork articles, no one there to discuss this bizarre anomaly of a record,… Read More

Portrait of Poet Fatimah Asghar in her home

Dinnerview: Fatimah Asghar

By On October 7, 2015

Fatimha Asghar is a nationally touring poet, photographer, and performer. She created Bosnia and Herzegovina’s first Spoken Word Poetry group, REFLEKS, while on a Fulbright studying theater in post-violent contexts. Her work… Read More

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FALL TV: What We’re Watching

By On October 7, 2015

A roundup of some of the TV that the Entropy community is currently watching. We’ve rounded up some of the new fall shows that we’re digging, some fantastic streaming television, plus a… Read More


Their Days Are Numbered XL

By On October 6, 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