“I wasn’t scared of what couldn’t kill me and wasn’t yet aware of what could. My father told me gymnastics could kill me, and smoking.” An excerpt from Dot Devota’s autobiography of life in the midwest, MW: A Field Guide to the Midwest.
Put your ear against the screen and embrace that radiation: Scott Creney’s Album Roundup is now at the Fanzine, taking a qualitative look at many of the last month’s new releases, including albums by Joanna Newsom, Neon Indian, Protomartyr, and more.
Colette Arrand’s critical essay on unexpected images in professional wrestling, filtered through Roland Barthes’s Camera Lucida.
“Most of the content in literary journals is well written in away that screams acknowledge that I am well written.” A new long poem by Raul Alvarez, selected by Fall poetry editor, Julia Cohen.
In the first installment of his ongoing B-movie and exploitation film revue, Ed Steck takes a look at the bizarre confluence of styles at play in 1977’s The Incredible Melting Man.
Our macabre week continues as Matt Crowley provides an unrequitedly comprehensive breakdown of everything you need to know about free flatulence simulators for your iPhone.
Ready to start feeling the holiday doom? Molly Brodak provides an annotated playlist of dark vibes, spanning the gamut from the Flamingos to Metallica.
David Rice takes an eye to the institution of the “freak family” and their ongoing association with incest and cannibalism throughout the history of American horror film.
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T Clutch Fleischmann explores how getting yelled at about gender on the street by a stranger’s kid can sometimes lead to a clearer understanding of sexuality, metaphor, and the world.
Jeff Jackson with his latest monthly roundup of stimulating creations, this month including the work of Vera Chytilova, Silvina Ocampo, and Louise Bourgeois.