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Oscars Distracted

Kevin Killian

02.25.19

Kevin Killian’s annual Oscars rapid-react tunes in on what went missing during a period of declining ratings and social scandal.

Pornography as a Model for Consensual Sex and Feminism

Nancy Jainchill

02.22.19

Nancy Jainchill takes an inside look at how the increasing influence of feminism in the adult entertainment industry, both on and off set, now provides a more ethical model for consensual sex than mainstream culture.

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“The Massacre of Bowling Green” / “Bezos & Me”

Lucas Burkett

02.20.19

“They won’t kill us? Ok.” Poetry by Lucas Burkett.

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“Neither a lie nor a confession” : A Review of Strike a Prose: Memoirs of a Lit Diva Extraordinaire

Meghan Lamb

02.18.19

Conceptions of the real, unreal, and hyperreal converge in Tim Jones-Yelvington’s polyvocal hybrid novel, forming a continuously shifting “kaleidoscope of cultural tropes and myths of queer identity.” Meghan Lamb reviews.

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Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property 1968-2018

Joseph Houlihan

02.14.19

L.A.-based conceptualist Allen Ruppersberg’s Intellectual Property 1968-2018 retrospective, now open at the Hammer Museum of UCLA, is a revelation of constraint, automatism, and obsession. Joseph Houlihan reviews.

The Power Ballads

Aiden Arata

02.13.19

“I didn’t invite anyone I knew to my solo show because I couldn’t think of anyone who I wanted to see the work, or the gallery.” Fiction by Aiden Arata.

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Book Album Book: Katabasis (Hermit and the Recluse, Orpheus vs. the Sirens)

Jeff T. Johnson

02.11.19

“One person’s hell is another person’s storyline.” The latest installment of Jeff T. Johnson’s Book Album Book tackles Hermit and the Recluse’s Orpheus vs the Sirens.

The Space Invaders

Frankie Allegra

02.07.19

“As a girl, to become a woman, I was taught that my body is a gun.” Frankie Allegra examines the definitions of personal space, “grinding,” sexual assault, and how her understanding of violation has changed over time.

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RUSSIAN

Tanya Whiton

02.06.19

“When Gary left Elaine, he drove away in his Mustang and returned for visits wearing a new gold chain around his neck. When Ed left Marsha, her kids went crazy.” Flash fiction by Tanya Whiton.

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Four short forays into eschewing salvation through the rebuking/prophetic musings of the Lower East Side Patron Saint Peter Greene

Lee Levinson

02.04.19

“Grocery shopping always soothes the homicide in your hall closet.” 4 short one man plays based on the living archetype of actor Peter Greene by Lee Levinson.