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Four Poems

Jennifer Militello

09.30.16

“froth + earth = rupture / cell + cell = death death death” Four new poems by Jennifer Militello, from late summer poetry editor Sean Kilpatrick.

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World and War Memories: A Review of Don Mee Choi’s Hardly War

Paul Cunningham

09.29.16

Don Mee Choi’s Hardly War collages photographs, equations, and verbal shrapnel tracing the ghostly damage broken open in wartime Korea and Vietnam. Paul Cunningham reviews.

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Brain Bank

Matthew Vollmer

09.28.16

“I read about the discovery of an Earthlike planet orbiting our nearest star, and though the planet is thought to be habitable, astronomers claim that the color of its sky would perpetually resemble our own during twilight in autumn.” New short fiction by Matthew Vollmer.

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The Loving Heart of Captain Fantastic

Sean Lawlor

09.27.16

Sean Lawlor on the familiar “strange” and heart in Matt Ross’s new film Captain Fantastic starring Viggo Mortensen.

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War Porn: An Interview With Roy Scranton

Hilary Plum

09.26.16

The complexity and reckoning of war, particularly the representation of war in fiction, emerge in this conversation with Iraq War veteran Roy Scranton, through the lens of his latest book, the novel War Porn.

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Nine Poems

Graham Foust

09.23.16

“One question: / why can I care?” Nine new poems by Graham Foust, from late summer poetry editor Sean Kilpatrick.

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Who Controls Mr. Robot’s Debt-Free Utopia?

Stephen Danos

09.22.16

Following the conclusion of its second season, Stephen Danos takes a look at the hit hacker-themed Mr. Robot and dissects the ways it aims to depict contemporary financial strife and the struggle for control.

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Bruxism

Grant Maierhofer

09.21.16

“The event didn’t seem to matter nearly as much as the vying for narrative, the ritual search for beginning-middle-end.” New fiction by Grant Maierhofer.

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Music I Have Traveled To

Sonya Vatomsky

09.20.16

Sonya Vatomsky surveys the soundtrack to more than a decade of their life traveling to see favorite artists like PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, and Einstuerzende Neubauten with friends from LiveJournal all across the world. Illustration by Mary Anne Carter.

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Ideal Home Noise (9): Breakdown, Berman, & Galembo

Jeff Jackson

09.19.16

In his ninth installment, Jeff Jackson details the noise that should be filling your home, including fantastic manga, Wallace Berman’s collages, and the masks of Galembo.