Issue 41: 21 Sep 2017

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Paul Ryan in Effigy

By | 2017-09-19T15:41:21+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Categories: Issue 41: 21 Sep 2017|Tags: , , |

By Gigi Wagg You, Paul Ryan, who imagine yourself an emerging monarch, are really a moth—bat food, with the base, serviceable body of a military cargo plane: dusty, dull and fueled by heavy diesel. You circle the towers of Trump power, crashing your dumb head into pane after pane of trash-TV limelight, dutifully peddling disaster for [...]

Protest personalities

By | 2017-09-19T16:04:04+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Categories: Issue 41: 21 Sep 2017|Tags: , , |

By Ruth McCole Women’s March, Boston, Massachusetts. Grim determination turns to gladness turns to awe We leave too early Afterward bells ring. Muslim Ban One, Boston, Massachusetts. A roiling, boiling storm-crowd Makes waves. A man shouts “You’re all going to hell” A sign reads “Jesus was a refugee.” Muslim Ban Two, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Nighttime scholar’s vigil [...]

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Say It Aloud

By | 2017-09-20T13:05:14+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Categories: Issue 41: 21 Sep 2017|Tags: , |

By Jamie Davenport   Something entirely disturbing happened last night on my commute to rehearsal. Bare with me. It is a long tale. But one that is necessary to read and digest. I was sitting in the corner of the Red Line T, closest to the conductor, when a group of about eight black kids from [...]

Terabytes of Bullshit

By | 2017-09-19T16:16:46+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Categories: Issue 41: 21 Sep 2017|Tags: , |

By Jon Wesick There’s a poetry reading in Victorville so I drive to the land of football and gang tattoos. The hotel room TV is wall to wall commercials. I realize my life has been one long scream into a firehose, a protest against terabytes of televangelists fad diets, get-rich-quick schemes, and kitchen gadgets in a [...]