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.
Courtney Maum interviews Amy Fusselman about her newest book, Savage Park.
A lyric essay by John Rufo on learning Hindi. “Hindi is a very scientific language.”
At his annual Oscar party Kevin Killian laments the lack of nominees of color while roasting the sure fire white winners playing numerous afflictions.
Juliet Escoria picks Sarah Gerard’s brain about her debut novel, Binary Star, writing in a trailer, and the best book of the year.
Impromptu communication can be complicated for the autistic, and even more so when trying to get involved in something as formal as converting to Judaism.
Emily Vizzo considers defensive architecture and safety, sex dolls and Torrey Pines, the body and the murder of Claire Hough.
Felix Bernstein & Vanessa Place
Roman Polanski, Kill List, anti-intellectualism,Terry Richardson, alt lit, and many further forms of scandal and desire come to collide in a pair of conversations intertwining Felix Bernstein and Vanessa Place.
Morgan Parker provides a vital roundup of the #BlackPoetsSpeakOut movement, born in the wake of the murder of Mike Brown and countless other black Americans at the hands of the police.
Jeff Alessandrelli digs into Portland’s literary scene, finding both a lack worth paying attention to and a sufficiency to make flyover states jealous.