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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