Why is David Lynch’s Blue Velvet considered a classic, while Jonathan Demme’s strangely parallel Something Wild is not? Scott Creney provide a close critical evaluation of two of 1986’s strangest films.
A heartbreaking and beautifully crafted personal essay on motherhood, being big, and loving too much.
Gary J. Shipley
Gary Shipley explores the effect of two works of art that simulate the corpse, by Jeremy Millar and Ron Mueck, through the lenses of Levi and Baudrillard.
Literary envy among writers runs rampant more than ever in the age of the comment forum and social media. What can be done with it?
Shane Jones looks back on a contentious year for the National Book Awards.
Gary J. Shipley
An in-depth look into Robert Walser’s notoriously claustrophobic “microscript” style of making text.
Mark Baumer & Lorian Long
“I think if I ever get a face tattoo I will get ‘I am currently the dumbest person on earth compared to every future version of myself’ because I want to read it every time I look in a mirror.” Lorian Long and Mark Baumer in conversation about dumpster diving, raw food, exercise, and life.
Dennis James Sweeney
Dennis James Sweeney examines the human impulse to cry, the role of tears, and our capacity at persistence.
A look at the still-thriving print zine culture in the era of digital media, through the eyes of some of Atlanta’s longest-standing practitioners.
What is an underdog? What is a sore loser? Where do either fit into our contemporary consciousness? Lucy Tiven considers these questions and others in relation to Nathan the Bloodhound, Elvis Presley, Kanye, Paul Gösch, and the author herself.