Monthly Archives: July 2010

Leviathan: Monster of the Deep, fiction by Michael Gills

This was the Dixie circuit–it was nothing for a Peterbilt to pull off the interstate with a six hundred pound rat, two-headed goats or a Donkey Woman nursing horsey-faced twins. Leviathan was the first whale me or Jimmy’d ever seen, coated in … Continue reading

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Email Disaster

I lost a bunch of gmail today, for what reason I’m not sure, and I know some accepted pieces were among that mail. Whatever it was took my address book, too, so I can’t contact people unless they’re on Facebook … Continue reading

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How Do You Fight 3.87 Billion Dollars?

The depressing, cynical answer? You don’t. This report was written by the energy industry, so I’d immediately suspect it, except that it dovetails nicely with everything else I’ve read. See page 19-20 of this report. The Economic Impacts of the … Continue reading

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Two Poems by Michael Hoerman

Stalactites In the cave, my friend J.C., Whose father wouldn’t claim him, Broke stalactites with his fingers. He caught a white cavefish, carried it In cupped hands until clear water ran out, Then bashed it bloody with a rock. He … Continue reading

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Give Up and Go Home, Jasper, fiction by Charles Dodd White

Jasper is schooling us on the finer points of fisting. It’s only a touch past midnight and he’s already managed to lose his camper from going all in on a drastic Texas Hold ‘Em flop, praying for a flush that … Continue reading

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When I Get My Attention Span Back

we’ve got some great fiction coming up, enough to keep me satisfied for a couple weeks, anyway. And by the way, did you know hillbillies had their own bike tires? I learned that today.

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Working Class Heroes, by Nick Mamatas

Here’s a switch. Writing about class concerns and a hyped TV show that I’m not ashamed to say is one of my few weekly sojourns into boobtubery. The essay won’t be free for long, so catch it while you can. … Continue reading

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Anis Shivani and Eric Miles Williamson Stir Some Shit

Boy howdy, would I like to read more of this kind of interview. Anis Shivani rakes some good muck at Huffington Post. Eric Miles Williamson is the author of five critically acclaimed books: East Bay Grease (Picador, 1999),Two-Up (Texas Review Press, … Continue reading

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