Uncapping the Press: My Introduction to Bottlecap Press & Top Picks of 2015Carolyn DeCarlo
Carolyn DeCarlo delves into the rapidly amassing and invigorating catalog of publications by Alaska-based indie publisher Bottlecap Press, including work by Kimmy Walters, Zooey Ghostly, Manuel Arturo Abreu, Alexandra Wuest, and more.
24 Hrs in Swirl WorldScott Creney
Scott Creney is at his most American as he spends 24 hours in an Athens, GA convenience store.
White People ProblemsJimmy Chen
“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.
The Lonesome VastnessRobert Kloss
Having recently relocated from Salem to Boulder, Robert Kloss ruminates on the influence of landscape and historical grounding on the life of the mind.
NONHUMAN MATERIALISATIONS: THE HORROR IN THE DETAIL OF THE COCKROACHGary 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.
THE LONESOME CROWDED WEST: An Interview with Michael GalinskySteven T. Hanley
Michael Galinsky’s once-forgotten photos taken in shopping malls in 1989 capture a lonely, eerie era of American life and consumerism.
There Are No Hipsters in This Book: An Interview with Alex Mar about Witches in AmericaKati Heng
Kati Heng interviews Alex Mar about her new book, Witches in America, and the place of witchcraft and paganism in broader culture.
Four Months Enduring the Short Temper of AmericaEric Wallgren
Eric Wallgren with an essay detailing his experience working at a call center in 2012.
Mankind’s ToothColette Arrand
Colette Arrand’s critical essay on unexpected images in professional wrestling, filtered through Roland Barthes’s Camera Lucida.
On the Unholy Family in American Horror FilmDavid Leo Rice
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.