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Two Poems by Leora Bard
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Two Poems by Leora Bard

"amen" and "Box": two new poems by Brooklyn spoken word poet Leora Bard.
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Punchlist, Week of 7/21/14
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Punchlist, Week of 7/21/14

"It's like dipping peanut butter sandwich crackers in a jar of peanut butter: The longer you continue, the more you’re going to get on your hands." Robin Beery thinks too much.
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Two Poems by Natalie Solmer
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Two Poems by Natalie Solmer

"Lady of the Supermarket Lilies" and "Leaving a Lover": two new poems by Indianapolis poet Natalie Solmer.
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The Meaning of Life (in One Thousand Words or Less)
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The Meaning of Life (in One Thousand Words or Less)

Why are we here? Where are we going? Punchnel's wants to know.
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Washing Instructions
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Washing Instructions

"Materials: 100% Cotton. Instructions: Wash in Cold Water. Swear you’ll remember this because it’s a slim fit and you’re already working hard enough to suck in that gut." Tara Campbell knows laundry.
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Mrs. Johnson
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Mrs. Johnson

"If another student enters the classroom in purple, you have my husband’s and my permission to immediately strip that child of their clothing..." Jordan Lints protects his kids.
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"It is hard to be angry about being classed with one of the most powerful badasses known to fiction." Jen Bingham is Darth Vader. And other characters, whether she likes them or not.

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Classic Review: 1984
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Classic Review: 1984

"Like so many sci-fi authors and Tarot card readers, George Orwell sat down one day, combed out his half-mustache, and pondered the fate of humanity." Jamie Leigh kicks off Classic Reviews with 1984.

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What is the Purpose of a Gun?
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What is the Purpose of a Gun?

"The purpose of a gun--if we're being honest--is to kill something. It's a tool that has enough power, when used properly (and very often improperly) to kill." Ken Honeywell is just striving for accuracy.

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Truncated Vision

Let's face it: very few people see what Rolli sees.

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Literary Offenses of Increasing Magnitude
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How egregious are your literary offenses? Elissa Brown's list begins with "accidentally leaving stains and smudges on pages" and gets progressively worse.

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The Mexican

"I got arrested one time; well, it wasn’t arrested, just temporarily handcuffed. I’d been drinking in downtown Austin, and the beer tasted good." A case of mistaken identity, starring Robin Wyatt Dunn.

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Punchlist, Week of 7/14/14
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Punchlist, Week of 7/14/14

"Let's face it. Indy's east side gets a bad rap, to the point that in some quarters it's considered newsworthy to live there. For many, it's a land of mystery and intrigue, but not every mystery is worth solving." Alex Mattingly considers a few that are.

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Classic Review: 1984

"Like so many sci-fi authors and Tarot card readers, George Orwell sat down one day, combed out his half-mustache, and pondered the fate of humanity." Jamie Leigh kicks off Classic Reviews with 1984.

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