All My Friends Live in My Phone and So Do I Part I: Irresistible Impulse

Very recently I found myself adrift, a ghost untethered from the world. I had lost my phone.

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WE COULD GET DRUNK IN THIS FIELD BECAUSE WE’RE IN A FIELD & WE’RE IN LOVE & WHAT ELSE WOULD WE DO?

by Nicholas Bon I want to find the way through every tunnel— us not ever stopping for gas, tires always at proper pressure, this all awash in new light. I want to shut this machine down so we can grow tomatoes in its ugly chambers. Nicholas Bon is the author of My Circus Mouth (Ghost…

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A List of All Suspicious Deaths of Ferguson Activists

A string of deaths of prominent Ferguson activists and their relatives, as well as others who were murdered in a similar fashion, has left lingering questions about the circumstances.

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ONE HUNDRED KNIGHTS RIDE IN, ARMOR RATTLING, SWORDS DRAWN, AND I’M JUST SUPPOSED TO BE OKAY WITH THIS

by Nicholas Bon We have to accept the things we cannot change, they say. Though I guess I could overturn this desk in a fit of spontaneous ecstasy or rage or something else felt strongly. I could spin in ridiculous arcs and destroy this entire museum. Maybe scientists could coax electricity from my manic body. Maybe this…

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The Rise of Red Lit: Where It Is and How to Write It

by James Cactus To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. —Saint Augustine I don’t know where this stuff is coming from. You can’t track it with hard numbers. Or maybe you can, but there’s certainly no one doing the polling. But it’s there, and it’s growing, and it’s more than what’s ignored in…

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The Ableist Logic of Primitivism: A Critique of “Ecoextremist” Thought

In his recent article for New York Magazine, Children of Ted, John H. Richardson ruminates on the recent rise of a fringe political movement centered on the writings of Ted Kaczynski, the ecoterrorist widely known as “the Unabomber.” On its face, Richardson’s article amounts to an eccentric human-interest story for a mainstream publication. Yet, in typical…

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No Apocalypse

  by Michael Malloy (Twitter: @malloy_online) The world as we know it—the world of plastics, of cheap consumer goods, of the Internet—exists on a floated loan from the primordial past: a loan that has been silently accumulating interest. Our creditor, however, has not yet come to collect, and our deferments stretch on for lifetimes. We…

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Designs

by James P. McNamara When they built that overpass at the end, the one right before the junkyard clutter and screaming axles. They built it for the train tracks on its back, and the trains that pass over so that no truck or bus could travel below. They built the boulevard that breaks beyond sense,…

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