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Chuck Palahniuk: A Short Biography

Chuck Palahniuk is one of contemporary US literature’s most subversive writers. Famous for his contribution to the transgressive fiction genre, with novels like Fight Club, Choke and Lullaby, Palahniuk has…

Duolingo Review: Is It Worth It?

Duolingo is perhaps the most-known free language-learning app out there. With their intuitive interface (which just got a revamp!), endearing animations, and, let’s admit it, dopamine-producing sounds and visuals, it’s no…

Best Interviews on YouTube

Inspiration doesn't come easy. Even the most established authors, painters, scientists, and musicians agree that inspiration is a massive ingredient in creating a masterpiece.  But as technology continues to change…

Abstract Expressionism

yesterday at the national gallery ……….some kids said of a frankenthaler it reminded them of mario kart the ……….numeral seven rainbows by the sea a row of taffy thrown ……….from a float a bloody nose spring…

Notes in the Margin

Ferlinghetti In my mother’s battered copy of Ferlinghetti’s A Coney Island of the Mind, she wrote a single word in the margin of page 29. Ferlinghetti’s nearby lines are  Don’t…

One Thing

1 I had a thing about sensation. It was small, dedicated, working its way in to me. I was reminded of a bee burrowing  into the smooth cone of a flower, how it wags its bottom in the air— funny. 2 I had a…

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FEATURES: Side-seam pockets Available in “Deeper Lagoon” Ecologically considerate “Consciously constructed” in Portugal Call them hams. Call them my milkers. They are thighs, mine, and these names are the blows…

Three Bodies in Texas

There’s an optical illusion that went viral a few years ago, an illustration from a nineteenth-century German humor magazine. From one angle, the drawing looks like a duck; from another,…

Checkpoint

I crossed a border, I crossed a line, I crossed a threshold, I crossed a divide, I forded the strait between nowhere and wish, I shifted my body’s weight in the direction…