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Book Album Book: La Luz, Floating Features

Jeff T. Johnson


The third installment of Jeff T. Johnson’s Book Album Book column sidles up alongside Los Angeles four-piece La Luz’s latest album, Floating Features.


This Weekend

Tracy Lynne Oliver


“The saddest thing is a dying horse. That time I hit one with my car. How I sat beside it while it died. Begging it to rise again, let me on its back, how we could just ride away and eat grass and lick salt.” Short fiction by Tracy Lynne Oliver.


Some Corresponding Loops: an embodied reading of Jenny Hval’s Paradise Rot

Savannah Hampton


Savannah Hampton on erotics, architecture, and belief as found in her reading of the debut novel by the Norwegian avant garde wunderkind songwriter Jenny Hval.

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In Brazen Fontanelle Aflame: Levi Bentley & Ted Rees In Conversation

Levi Bentley


Levi Bentley explores the ornate collapse of Ted Rees’ In Brazen Fontanelle Aflame, just released from Timeless, Infinite Light.


The Brothers Squimbop

David Leo Rice


“The Brothers Squimbop, Jim and Joe, plied their trade in the dusty American interior of the 2070s, which, following the logic that Y2K was the Zero Hour and it was all linear reversion from there, mapped almost perfectly onto the 1930s.” New fiction by David Leo Rice.


On Reading the Work of Friends

Jessica Alexander


“The obvious: writing I love clarifies a fog I live inside.” Jessica Alexander measures the effect of language on her life, from the work of friends to Raymond Carver.


The Stories Are Horrifying: An Interview with Kristen Stone

M. Milks


M. Milks spoke with Kristen Stone about their new novel, That Which Girls Conjure Will Help Them Survive, which explores inherited trauma, nervous desires, and the ongoing work of repair.

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Cinderella’s Stepsister

Cezarija Abartis


“I pick up the knife from the table. It’s heavy and beautiful. I look at my foot, imagine lines of red blood in shiny bubbles speaking to me, singing.” New fiction by Cezarija Abartis.


Brandon Brown is Arcimboldo! A Review of THE FOUR SEASONS

Michael Gottlieb


“kale, grapes, internet wars, water of the Yuba, medical cheeba, Gregg Araki movies, the smell of Alli’s neck and clavicles, a disintegrating leather couch on which I chill, Carly Rae Jepsen…” Michael Gottlieb reviews the latest from Brandon Brown.

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Empathy and Resistance: An Interview with Alan Michael Parker

Jeff Jackson


Jeff Jackson dives into Alan Michael Parker’s love of Gertrude Stein and the first person singular through the lens of his latest book from Dzanc.