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Three Very Short Stories About Real Musicians
Fiction

Three Very Short Stories About Real Musicians

Henry Rollins is angry and Keith Richards gives a guitar lesson in three very short stories by Robin Beery
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from Disintegration
Fiction

from Disintegration

"Today was not his day." An excerpt from the novel Disintegration by Richard Thomas, out next month from Random House Alibi.
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Viewpoint: Let Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Like Lee Boyd Malvo, Live
First Person

Viewpoint: Let Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Like Lee Boyd Malvo, Live

Chris Schumerth: Tsarnaev should "ponder his actions from prison," but live.
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Snow Globe
Fiction

Snow Globe

"She will be the girl’s fairy godmother, turn the rats into snow-white steeds, moldy pumpkins into carved carriages." New fiction by Courtney Craggett.
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Punchlist, Week of 4/13/15
Punchlist

Punchlist, Week of 4/13/15

Need some new drink ideas? Alex Mattingly pulled some from the cunning mind of a third-grade mixed-drink genius.
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Two Poems by Andrew Pidoux
Poetry

Two Poems by Andrew Pidoux

"The Canyon in Winter" and "A Change of Scenery," two new poems by Andrew Pidoux.
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A Sense of Sound
Fiction /

A Sense of Sound

"Upon touching down in Mexico, Jack immediately had second thoughts. And he really started to feel queasy on the ride out to Dr. Smith’s, because the dirt roads were bumpy and the cab was an old Fiat that had no air conditioning."

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From: Phil
Humor /

From: Phil

"I wanted to address additional concerns. This has nothing to do with the situation between Heather Bailey, front desk, and I." Absolutely nothing untoward by Taylor Owen Dorsett.

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Classic Review: The Lord of the Rings
Book / Classic Reviews / Reviews /

Classic Review: The Lord of the Rings

So there’s this hobbit. You may have heard of him. He is unwisely chosen to venture beyond the gates of hell to destroy a powerful ring on which the fate of Middle Earth depends—a quest that should ABSOLUTELY kill him but doesn’t. He’s …

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Lyricbuster: Warp Speed, Mr. Chung
Humor / Music / Reviews /

Lyricbuster: Warp Speed, Mr. Chung

The Song: “Everybody Have Fun Tonight.” 1986 tune performed by the band Wang Chung, and written by Jeremy Ryder, Nick Feldman and Peter Wolf; three men who were, quite literally, ahead of their time. The Culprit: “I’ll drive a million …

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How to talk to [noun] about the Indiana RFRA
Humor / Indianapolis /

How to talk to [noun] about the Indiana RFRA

"That no-shirt-no-shoes sign in the window is basically forcing me to see an orthopod twenty years down the road." Deano Freeman on how to talk to everyone who matters about RFRA and barefoot sea gypsies.

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Indiana and Arkansas Governors Make Wager over Religious Tolerance
Humor / Indianapolis /

Indiana and Arkansas Governors Make Wager over Religious Tolerance

“You’ve got to keep your sense of humor. Otherwise you’d just look like an asshole.” Being tolerant isn't a competition. Except when it is.

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How to Talk to Your Conservative Friends about the Indiana RFRA
Features / Indianapolis /

How to Talk to Your Conservative Friends about the Indiana RFRA

"If you want to talk, let's both stop being intellectually dishonest. I won't talk about Nazis wanting custom-made dreidels from a Jewish dreidel-smith, and you stop spouting off equally ridiculous scenarios."

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Classic Review: The Lord of the Rings

So there’s this hobbit. You may have heard of him. He is unwisely chosen to venture beyond the gates of hell to destroy a powerful ring on which the fate of Middle Earth depends—a quest that should ABSOLUTELY kill him but doesn’t. He’s …

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