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#MeToo

By | 2017-10-17T18:42:41+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Issue 45: 19 Oct 2017|Tags: , , |

By R.R. Marsh   #MeToo. It took me several moments to post the words on my Facebook account. I had to think through my past—a place I generally prefer to avoid—and consider events I had ignored for quite some time. Had I been a victim of sexual assault? Or was I fashioning mere slips of male [...]

For Kepler 138b (the beautiful)

By | 2017-10-17T18:38:30+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Issue 45: 19 Oct 2017|Tags: , |

By mica woods if you took a telescope to the sky 200 lightyears away happened to point it down on this country, would you see the slaughter and the selling by those men we carry memories of in our pockets or would you not notice the labor in the fields as different from the digging crews [...]

Let’s End Ageism

By | 2017-10-17T16:48:24+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Issue 45: 19 Oct 2017|Tags: , , , |

By Ashton Applewhite Ageism is discrimination and stereotyping on the basis of age. We experience it anytime someone assumes we're too old for something, instead of finding out who we are and what we're capable of, or too young. Ageism cuts both ways. All -isms are socially constructed ideas—racism, sexism, homophobia—and that means we make them up, and they can change over time. [...]

The Salt March

By | 2017-10-10T15:11:17+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: Issue 44: 12 Oct 2017|Tags: , |

By Howard Richard Debs "We are entering upon a life and death struggle” —Mahatma Gandhi   The oldest, Gandhi himself, then 61 the youngest among those at the start, 18. There were but 80 in all to begin. It took 24 days, 240 miles on foot to reach the coast. 2500 would next march on the [...]

Season of American Lupine

By | 2017-10-10T15:31:51+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: Issue 44: 12 Oct 2017|Tags: , |

By Lucille Ausman he is out extinguishing wild fires lost in the smoke digging lines in the ground trying to trap her behind the wall before she can reach him suffocating in her fury he's strong and brave and all American I guess but she doesn't want protecting she doesn't want to cool down and calm [...]

Breaking News: He Fakes His Orgasms

By | 2017-10-10T15:46:44+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: Issue 44: 12 Oct 2017|Tags: , |

Psychologists detect pre-existing conditions. A spokesman for the silent majority replies. By Andy Blumenthal   Bunk. What crap. Another pathetic dig at our elected president. At least make it credible, the way normal fake news spins around real events like a murder or WMDs. Though he could probably easily fabricate ecstasy, it’s a bizarre slur that [...]

Washing Instructions

By | 2017-10-04T11:12:55+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: Issue 43: 05 Oct 2017|Tags: , , , |

By Brenda Birenbaum   You raise your hands to hush the crowd, you raise your hands america america, you raise your hands palms out to hush the crowd to give it voice, translate primordial hoots and jeers and lewd youtubes—flip off the camera, yeah, thrust that pelvis forward, yeah—the gun swells in your pants and you [...]

Our Lady of the Hurricane

By | 2017-10-04T11:14:14+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: Issue 43: 05 Oct 2017|Tags: , |

By Jackleen Holton Hookway   wears knifepoint stilettos that she fashioned from the skin of water moccasins that slide underneath the dark slip of brackish floodwater when she takes them off and wades in up to her neck as the twin snakes slither ahead guiding her through a maze of underwater suburbs where she shatters windows [...]

Costumes

By | 2017-10-04T11:15:05+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: Issue 43: 05 Oct 2017|Tags: , |

By Stephanie Williams   I didn't shave all month Quiet, itchy rebellion. A silent wind-chime Should at least look the part. They marched I had prior commitments. I connected my daughter’s brows Put flowers in her hair. I posted pictures They asked if we’re Mexican. This year she’ll be a princess $40 on a pink tulle [...]

Silk Purse I: An Erasure

By | 2017-10-05T07:49:05+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: Issue 43: 05 Oct 2017|Tags: , |

from Donald Trump’s Speech to AIPAC 3/21/16   By Douglas Wood   The bomb clock doesn’t require a number but zero, No matter, The wiped face of the earth What kind of minds write in twisted missiles and the swirling terms imposed by disaster— disaster repeated in the hope it didn’t happen? But it’s precisely the [...]