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from Weirde Sister

James Gendron

12.19.14

“A demonic version of the sweetest and best person in your life”: Donald Dunbar’s editorial tour of the Pacific NW makes its next stop with an excerpt from James Gendron’s forthcoming Weirde Sister.

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The Black and Red Interviews

Felix Bernstein & Vanessa Place

12.18.14

Roman Polanski, Kill List, anti-intellectualism,Terry Richardson, alt lit, and many further forms of scandal and desire come to collide in a pair of conversations intertwining Felix Bernstein and Vanessa Place.

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Scott Daughtridge

12.17.14

“Do you like choking on my food?” Meet your new dominatrix, in the form of short fiction by Scott Daughtridge.

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Migrating Forms Festival

Micah Gottlieb

12.16.14

Micah Gottlieb provides an inside look at the Migrating Forms Festival, taking place December 10-18 in NYC, including new films by Gina Telaroli and Stanya Kahn.

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Impossible to Ignore: on #BlackPoetsSpeakOut

Morgan Parker

12.15.14

Morgan Parker provides a vital roundup of the #BlackPoetsSpeakOut movement, born in the wake of the murder of Mike Brown and countless other black Americans at the hands of the police.

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Two Short Poems

Jamalieh Haley

12.12.14

“the audience sees itself. is wasted away. the kind of music that shows itself to itself.”: Donald Dunbar’s editorial tour of the Pacific NW makes its next stop with two new poems by Jamalieh Haley.

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Staying Home Sick with the Housewives of Orange County

Kati Heng

12.11.14

Migraines go better with trashy reality TV, according to Kati Heng.

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Untitled Interview

Jimmy Chen

12.10.14

“So, to clarify, just one last time: your novel isn’t Untitled, or Not Titled, but simply not titled, in the sense that there is a void where one might expect a title to be.” Insider info on Jimmy Chen’s untitled novel, from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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John Dermot Woods’s Love/Hate Letter to Baltimore

Amber Sparks

12.09.14

Amber Sparks tackles the psychosis of a city unraveling in John Dermot Woods’s self-illustrated new novel, The Baltimore Atrocities.

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The New Set of Teeth You Don’t Know How to Grow

Nicholas Grider

12.08.14

Lamb’s latest album, Backspace Unwind, provides emotional clarity and foundation for Nicholas Grider during trying times.