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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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Art For Art’s Sake

The CIA’s Role in Promoting “Apolitical” Art by Alex Louis Musician and filmmaker Boots Riley recently tweeted: “Art for arts sake is never for arts-sake. It’s for the sake of the status quo. This is why the CIA funded Jackson Pollack” [sic]. As one might expect, this set off a swarm of tantrums from the commentariat, […]

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The Nightshift of the Lepus

by James Cactus We will have decided to bomb the Moon. Improvised explosive devices bearing a payload of [microfiche, culture shock, and plutonium] will be delivered as soon as is possible (within reason) to the Sea of Tranquility by rabbits. A document warden will take hold of their passports and cash card. Because they cannot […]

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The Big Game Theory

A bizarre and garish hunting arcade game is illustrative of our bizarre and garish system. by Tyler Walicek Recently, over a late-night drink in a generic and depopulated Seattle bar, I had a moment to myself to take in my surroundings. Beyond the pool table and the flirtatious cackling of a group of college kids sat […]

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