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When I Knew I Sucked at Noir

When I Knew I Sucked at Noir

"Maybe my character will catch her boyfriend and Loni Anderson in a suspicious embrace and go all batshit on both of them." Carrie Gaffney tries dark and atmospheric. With a twist of '80s TV.
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For Shawn, Two Years After Your Last Night on Earth
Poetry

For Shawn, Two Years After Your Last Night on Earth

"We sat / behind 820 Last Fifth Street / on those two cement steps all night / with your Ibanez and my Gibson bass" A new poem by Robin Beery.
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Kim Jong-un Ruined Christmas
First Person

Kim Jong-un Ruined Christmas

"That was the plan, until this bunch of pushovers at Sony scratched the whole film." Deano Freeman would have taken a missile for The Interview.
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Red Garland Analogy
Poetry

Red Garland Analogy

"The ruminative second chorus ends / And there’s an aura of satori when / The third one starts" A new poem by Charles Leggett.
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"Wife" Out Loud
First Person

“Wife” Out Loud

"We clutched hands with our fellow plaintiffs, everyone’s eyes roaming the room to rest on the kids seated among us." Melody Betterman-Layne on the journey to marriage equality.
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Two Poems by Dan Manchester
Poetry

Two Poems by Dan Manchester

"Symmetry is unnecessary / The chocolate smell of coffee grounds, some midnight / LP skipping on track two" Two poems by Dan Manchester.
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Sand Castles
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Sand Castles

"She announces it is time to go, picks up our things and we walk side-by-side to our car just on the other side of the dune. She speaks to me of things I do not completely understand, but I have the sense that I will not see my sand castle soon, if ever again." New fiction from Jim Doering.

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The Employer's Dilemma
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The Employer’s Dilemma

It's clear that Rolli understands the unreasonable burden placed on employers today.

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Another Open Letter to Chicks on the Right
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Another Open Letter to Chicks on the Right

"You can be all glib about defending a men-only barber shops, because it's so cute and ridiculous. But where shall we draw the line?" Ken Honeywell is reading the newspaper again. Big mistake.

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A Salt & Battery
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A Salt & Battery

In Rolli's opinion, some backyard chefs just don't know when to quit.

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Secrets of Tonic Ball Revealed
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Secrets of Tonic Ball Revealed

Ken Honeywell says he gets too much credit for Tonic Ball, the annual rock show/benefit for Second Helpings. It's time to set the record straight.

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Psychic Career Counseling
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Psychic Career Counseling

We see a Rolli cartoon in your future.

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The World in Our Image
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The World in Our Image

"We started to build a conceptual dream house. We fought and compromised often. Chris wanted hardwood, eco-responsible bamboo. I liked this earthy Italian slate. Chris made facetious comments about painting the walls orange or mauve." New fiction from James Figy.

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Just Like Ronnie Sang: A Music Snob’s Confession

"Ghastly skeletons—skeletons with names that should never be uttered aloud by a self-respecting, reasonably intelligent adult. Names like Breathe, Richard Marx, Mr. Big, But Seriously-era Phil Collins." Matt Gonzales has a Tonic confession, and it's a doozy.

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