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Why I Named All My Standard Poodles “Fuck”

Fortunato Salazar

05.31.16

Why did former model/actress and ex-pro bullfighter Bette Ford name all of her pet poodles the F-word? And btw, why did she take a swing at Norman Mailer? She and Fortunato Salazar met up to discuss.

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Two Poems

Sarah Bridgins

05.27.16

“We all know it’s a mistake / to raise the dead, / but who has that ever stopped?” Two new poems by Sarah Bridgins, selected by spring poetry editor Lucy Tiven.

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Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, Ivory Black: Parquet Courts’ Human Performance

Reynard Seifert

05.26.16

Parquet Courts don’t disappoint on the hype built from their debut album, as their sophomore effort Human Performance extends their at once familiar and fresh Warholian aesthetic to find their best sounds yet. Reynard Seifert reviews.

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EYE CONTAKT

Simona Blat

05.25.16

“And though I have found some truly beautiful things, none of it is that one thing that I’m searching for.” New writing by Simona Blat.

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Undead Poets Society: A Review of Kim Yideum’s Cheer Up, Femme Fatale

Megan Milks

05.24.16

Cheer Up, Femme Fatale combines three major works by one of Korea’s poetic superstars. Megan Milks reviews.

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In A Deadzone: On Damon Packard

Matthew O'Shannessy

05.23.16

We go close up inside the work and life of filmmaker Damon Packard, an offbeat character and underground fixture in Los Angeles whose films feature pastiches of classic Hollywood films, wild and paranoid plots, and a bizarre sense of humor.

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A Rubber Lion

Daniel Poppick

05.20.16

“It’s redundant to fear / Technology in a poem, as one / Or the other is like the end.” New poetry by Daniel Poppick, selected by spring poetry editor Lucy Tiven.

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Seen Through To: Radiohead’s “True Love Waits”

Weston Cutter

05.19.16

Radiohead’s “True Love Waits” is a twenty year-old ballad that just got dressed up in radically new clothes for its first studio version, which Weston Cutter argues is a big deal.

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RESIDUUM

Martin Rock

05.18.16

“Electricity is not the cause of suffering.” An excerpt from Martin Rock’s forthcoming collection Residuum, newly out from Cleveland State University Press.

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The End Zone Profanations of Chad Ochocinco

Gregg Murray

05.17.16

Gregg Murray takes a look at how end zone celebrations in the NFL bizarrely transgress the violent spectacle that is the modern NFL, though the lens of one of the phenomenon’s greatest provocateurs, Chad Ochocinco.