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Christopher James

08.30.17

“Sometime I embarrass carry catnet with cat in, especially near tourist and near customer, but then I see man with ratnet and know life could worse.” New fiction by Christopher James.

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What It Takes to Be a Princess

Stephanie Jimenez

08.29.17

“There were no Spanish princesses as far as I knew, so Pocahontas it was.” Stephanie Jimenez reflects on growing up struggling to understand race, culture, and love while consuming popular media that exoticizes women of color.

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Standard Book Promo: Chelsea Martin & Scott McClanahan in Conversation

Chelsea Martin

08.28.17

Chelsea Martin & Scott McClanahan both promote their own books, Caca Dolce and The Sarah Book respectively, & fight a little bit about their own schticks.

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A WORD FOR THE SUM OF DEAD: A REVIEW OF CHRISTOPHER LOGUE’S WAR MUSIC

Matt Salyer

08.25.17

War Music revels in details because they are locations for reiterating the inhuman and inhumane.” Matt Salyer reviews the late poet Christopher Logue’s War Music: An Account of Homer’s Iliad.

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Suiyi Tang

08.23.17

“stoned ‘i’ am capable of fear and embittered responsibility, but god (and where may she be right now–tucked under my bra, behind the swollen fold of my eye) knows that nervous energy drives failure, preparation and well-meaning dictation the stuff of missed opportunity.” New work by Suiyi Tang.

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Unimaginative Imagination: Besson’s Valerian and its image of tomorrow

Marcel Inhoff

08.22.17

“Instead of using his imagination to enhance, enlarge, expand the vision of the original text, Luc Besson allows his own limitations regarding race, gender, and culture to limit the scope of his movie.” Marcel Inhoff digs into the underlying aspects of a world vividly visually imagined, yet finding other ways to fall short.

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The Literary Dung Ball: In Conversation with Jac Jemc and Amber Sparks

Amber Sparks

08.21.17

Amber Sparks & Jac Jemc tackle plot, ghosts, and craft in their conversation on the occasion of Jemc’s new novel, The Grip of It.

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Installation as Interior: In Conversation with Sophie Durbin’s “Corrty Pye Municipal Office #4″

Sylvia Faichney

08.17.17

Sylvia Faichney explores the interior and architecture of Corrty Pye, a fictional location created by interdisciplinary artist Sophie Durbin, inspired in equal measures by Edward Gorey and her childhood experience of Detroit.

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Excerpt from Diary of a Young Grey Man: The Jesus Year

Semyon Khokhlov

08.16.17

“Grey bursting clouds massive sprays like flick after flick of it waking out of other wakings into the Geographical History of America and A. on the line finally no Wi-Fi on his Danish girlfriend’s houseboat the straight ahead way of breaking down an academic argument apologizing for the crudeness of the words that matter.” Debut fiction from Semyon Khokhlov.

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A Meal Is More Than a Meal: An Interview with Hala Alyan

Eric Nelson

08.15.17

Hala Alyan in conversation with Eric Nelson about her debut novel, Salt Houses, which traces the history of a Palestinian family in conflict amid political furor.