August 31, 2011
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Prayer Prayer

Prayer

“I won’t ask for reasons,/ because I know you have them” A new poem by Doug Paul Case.

August 31, 2011
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Everything And More

“It looks like you were hit in the face with a can of wood varnish.” Tom and Remley go to the auction house in Chapter 3 of Alex Mattingly’s Everything And More.

August 31, 2011
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Punchout: Beruit’s The Rip Tide

Is Beirut’s The Rip Tide an instant classic? A grower? Worth the listen? Ken Honeywell and Amy McAdams-Gonzales disagree–so you have to choose the winner.

August 30, 2011
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Punchout: The Psychopath Test, by Jon Ronson

Traci Cumbay is the queen of the Punchouts. Can upstart challenger Carol Divish knock her out? Read what they have to say about The Psychopath Test and decide for yourself.

August 30, 2011
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Five CDs I Haven’t Listened To In Years, Pulled Randomly Off The Shelf

“I mean, c’mon John Lee, maybe you would have fewer songs to sing about being lonely if you didn’t call Sally Mae “little woman” and compare sex to being stung by a bee.”

August 29, 2011
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Charlie Licks The Blood

“Charlie licks the blood from the side of the tub removing any evidence of the accident. Next, he starts on the tile floor but ignores the red drops that have dotted my wife’s white bath mat suggesting the cheap rug had contracted a case of the measles.” New flash fiction from Steven Woods.

August 29, 2011
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Punchlist: Week of 8/29/11

A mumblecore actress, a website for design nerds, a “trip-hop, downtempo, ambient, acid jazz” act, and more. Stephanie Bane has ideas for your list.

August 29, 2011
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To The Client Who Told Me That The Ad Ideas I Just Presented Were “Too Good” For His Company

“There’s no reason I should spend my time trying to create something interesting or–god forbid!–attention getting. Getting attention is the first step toward making a sale, and think of what a shitstorm that would create.”

August 29, 2011
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This Spaceship Thing We’re In

“Getting well is war and don’t let anyone tell you different. If you believe otherwise, you might wind up on one of those motorized chairs, cruising through the big jolly supermarket, your hair perfectly done, holding a canned ham on your lap.”

August 26, 2011
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Punchout: Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest

How much fun is Michael Rapaport’s A Tribe Called Quest documentary? Scott Woolgar and Alex Mattingly tell all. Choose your favorite.

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