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Must Be Peopled
by David Burr Gerrard

Bryan Woods

Must Be Peopled <br /> by David Burr Gerrard

Kate and I often joked about ranking friends’ baby pictures from cutest to ugliest. The only reason to bring forth new life in the age of arctic fissures and transatlantic fascism, we agreed, was to see how many likes your photos could get on social media. Why not make the contest literal, take away the hypocrisy? Now Kate is gone and I finally have the courage to follow through. Viewed a certain way, this contest is something that Kate and I have created, something that is crowning.

“Happy rainy Tuesday, everyone,” I post. “I’m excited to announce that Maryanne Jameson is the cutest baby on my feed!!! Congratulations, Maryanne!!!!” This baby has triumphed over a great deal of competition, so a total of seven exclamation points seems appropriate. Within seconds, thirteen people have liked this post: Joanna, five of our friends from college, Joanna’s husband, four people whose names I don’t recognize who I assume are friends of Joanna, and two people I’m friends with who I’m pretty sure don’t know Joanna but who automatically like every baby-related post.


FEBRUARY TYRANT: BRYAN WOODS

Bryan Woods

FEBRUARY TYRANT: BRYAN WOODS

Hi everyone, I'm Bryan, and I'll be your Tyrant of the month for this, the shortest month of the year. I'm writing to you from America, during a time that feels imminently apocalyptic. Over the past few months I've had a lot of conversations with friends about the purpose of art in These Times, and my opinion seems to change with my mood and the news. I've rolled my eyes more than once at the suggestion that art is now "more important than ever," but at the same time have deeply connected to emerging new mediums, like videos of white supremacists being...


Why This Book Is Important and Things I Like and Don’t Like About It, Plus Biographical Information About Me A Book Review of OK by KOOL AD
by Helen Schreiner

Giancarlo DiTrapano

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Why This Book Is Important and Things I Like and Don’t Like About It, Plus Biographical Information About Me  A Book Review of OK by KOOL AD <br>by Helen Schreiner

Why This Book Is Important and Things I Like and Don’t Like About It, Plus Biographical Information About Me

A Book Review of OK by KOOL AD

by Helen Marialuzia Reiner Good (aka Helen Schreiner) 


excerpt from The Sarah Book
by Scott McClanahan

Giancarlo DiTrapano

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excerpt from The Sarah Book <br>by Scott McClanahan

I told her I’d do better and I told her I’d stop drinking and I told her I’d take better care of myself and I’d cut out all the shit like eating chicken wings every night by myself and drinking and we could eat like a family again.  I told her I’d go to therapy and I said please Sarah please Sarah please, but then Sarah said no.   

Sarah said, “I’ve been trying to get you to go to therapy for years.  I’ve been begging you to stop for years. And all the molestation stuff that happened when you were a kid.”


Interview with Kimmy Walters
by Sam Pink

Giancarlo DiTrapano

Interview with Kimmy Walters <br>by Sam Pink
Friends, pleasant discoveries are everywhere. What was thought to be an empty pocket, contains loose change. A normal day at the park reveals a new squirrel friend. And so it was with Kimberly Walters. Fumbling about on the expanse of the internet (like a bumbling nincompoop), I discovered her writing. And so far, having read her twitter for the last couple months, and her new book, Killer, I really like all of it. To put it bluntly, as H.L. Mencken once said of a sandwich he was eating, “this shit is fucking awesome and if you don’t agree, fuck you.”

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