What We Talk About When We Talk About The Minnesota Timberwolves

Sports are soap operas, and if you watch closely you can pick out the artists at work among gladiators.

My Brother Emailed Me Christian Sex Tapes

The creepy gospel of Tim Chaddick.

Dirty Mirrors

The best portraits are self-reflexive: a guest at a party with one eye on the host and the other on the door, a mirror with a carefully-placed layer of grease.

No Porn, Memes, Ads, or Government Ties: The “Real News”

The Real News Network clearly has its priorities in place, firmly opposite those of other new media outlets.

Ancient Ice vs. Emotionally-Crippling Irony

Lake Vostok hasn’t felt wind in over 20 million years. For the last 20 of those years, a Russian team of scientists and engineers have been drilling through the 2.2 miles of hardened Antarctic ice in conditions so harsh that machines frequently stop working and air traffic is halted.

Corey McCorkle’s Forgotten Fantasies

In McCorkle’s work it is not the ordinary that is forgotten — but the extraordinary, the phenomenal, and the exotic.

Moore Adrift

Alan Moore was simply dead wrong when he stated that prequels and sequels diminish a work’s literary quality.

Not Here to Make Friends

Two friends respond to Molly Fischer’s recent piece in n+1, in which she critiques,,,, and BFF-dom among women online.

“Inalienable Resurrection” wins a Critical Hit Award!

Great news from the good people over at Electric Literature: Peter Nowogrodzki’s essay on Tan Lin’s The Patio and The Index, has won a Critical Hit Award.

Interns Fight Back

While an intern at Harpers Bazaar, a fashion magazine owned by the Hearst Corporation, Xuedan Wang was not paid, even though she was in fact working what amounted to a full time job. This, argues Wang and her lawyer, is in direct violation of federal and state wage and hour laws.