“I bridged the divide between my brain’s hemispheres through art and soft drugs and bad decisions.” The second entry from Lawless and Alessandrelli’s reviews of living and dead animals, THEN I BUST OUT, returns with a wild review of Jurassic Park.
How do you keep yourself alive? Andrew Byrds investigates the effects of Ella Longre’s debut How to Keep You Alive through a personal and intimate lens.
“The new thinking about loss is no different than the old thinking about loss, yadda yadda yadda. But loss has never been about thoughts new or old and to believe so is to believe only in humanity.” Amy Lawless and Jeff Alessandrelli kick off their series of reviews of living and dead animals, THEN I BUST OUT, with a review of the dead bat.
“Already even then the actor who occupied center stage had been replaced by a marionette that looked like him, so much so that many years later the actor began to assume marionette-like movements and even fashioned his clothes to resemble that of a doll’s.” New fiction by Gaurav Monga.
Marina Carreira’s I Sing to that Bird Knowing That He Won’t Sing Back is “an ambitious first publication; one that succeeds, in part, because of how true it remains to the essence, both personal and cultural, both literal and figurative, of fado, the Portuguese genre of music, as a form of artistic expression.” Hugo dos Santos reviews.
“Someone says: everyone has a leaving New York essay in them, even the people who have never been to New York. It might be me; I am sometimes an asshole.” Todd Dillard sorts through a decade of asymmetrical experience of NYC, searching for something like himself.