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Drop Out of Life: On Ottessa Moshfegh, Bojack Horseman, and the Convenient Label of Nihilism

Quinn Roberts

09.20.18

Quinn Roberts explores overlapping themes of wealth, mental illness, and self-medication in Moshfegh’s latest novel, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, and Netflix’s animated series Bojack Horseman.

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“What Else” & “Stay”

Chris Garson

09.19.18

“This may be where my performance of data-entry operations begins to decline, causing the seams of the sky to split and everyone to be expelled.” Fiction by Chris Garson.

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A Loneliness That Rings: On Premonitions by Elizabeth Schmuhl

Alexandra Naughton

09.17.18

“A dreamy, pastoral world of blackberry blossoms, storms, hungry coyotes, the woods, cut flesh, and flowering bones.” Alexandra Naughton reviews Elizabeth Schmuhl’s Premonitions, newly released from Wayne State University Press.

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Mood Lighting

Melissa Mesku

09.12.18

“All the light switches in this apartment are broken, each in a different way.” Melissa Mesku goes all Georges Perec on the various kinds of lighting in her home.

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Brett Ortler

09.11.18

Brett Ortler with a moving essay on what happens when technologically connected millennials die, video games, the smattering of friendships that stick with you (for whatever reason) for life, losing a close friend to chronic illness, the music of Matthew Good, and much more.

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SHE WAS GREAT: SHE TRIED TO SUE ME: An Interview with Iphgenia Baal

Fiona Helmsley

09.10.18

Iphgenia Baal speaks with Fiona Helmsley about death, memory, writing from personal life, and much more regarding her new book, Death & Facebook.

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Summer In The City.

Steve Anwyll

09.05.18

“The apartment has no airflow. And in this heat. It’s damp. Suffocating. Unbearable.” New fiction by Steve Anwyll.

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Luis Neer

09.04.18

How do you review an unprecedented, 712 page hyper-realist novel that bucks every convention? Luis Neer does so in tribute to Megan Boyle’s monumental LIVEBLOG by throwing himself head-on into a exhaustive, mirror image panorama of digression and confession.

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Ideal Home Noise (16): REYNOLDS, PARAJANOV, SIDIBE, DUVERT, RAUSCHENBERG,

Jeff Jackson

08.30.18

Jeff Jackson checks in with his latest edition of Ideal Home Noise, taking a look at Welsh comics artist Chris Reynolds, Criterion’s release of Sergei Parajanov’s The Color of Pomegranates, new retrospectives of photographer Malick Sidibe and Robert Rauschenberg, and Tony Duvert’s Atlantic Island.

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My Piss Is

Tracy Lynne Oliver

08.28.18

“My piss is a gray squirrel named Nutmeg. It scampers wet. And I am relieved.” Short fiction by Tracy Lynne Oliver.