Scott Creney is at his most American as he spends 24 hours in an Athens, GA convenience store.
“People just loved to hear themselves talk, a constant drum roll preceding what they were about to say.” Jimmy Chen delves into the mental underbelly of the “well-meaning liberal” white man.
Having recently relocated from Salem to Boulder, Robert Kloss ruminates on the influence of landscape and historical grounding on the life of the mind.
Gary J. Shipley
“Where something is attainable there is no art.” Gary J. Shipley explores the boundary between the human and the animal, and how the shades of that distinction color our perception of creation, and existence.
Steven T. Hanley
Michael Galinsky’s once-forgotten photos taken in shopping malls in 1989 capture a lonely, eerie era of American life and consumerism.
Kati Heng interviews Alex Mar about her new book, Witches in America, and the place of witchcraft and paganism in broader culture.
Eric Wallgren with an essay detailing his experience working at a call center in 2012.
Colette Arrand’s critical essay on unexpected images in professional wrestling, filtered through Roland Barthes’s Camera Lucida.
David Rice takes an eye to the institution of the “freak family” and their ongoing association with incest and cannibalism throughout the history of American horror film.
Erin Wisti’s essay on her trip to the Museum of Death in Los Angeles.