The Disgraceful Materialisms of Joanna Ruocco

Ruocco writes to move matter; in a Ruoccan sentence, material operates as the image of the sentence, a figural singing out of the sentence as such, this dark matter, earthen, a realism not of a fiction but of the writing.

My Two Favorite Books

My personal nomination for the greatest work of literature of the 20th century is Allen Carr’s THE EASYWAY TO STOP SMOKING, followed immediately thereafter by James Joyce’s ULYSSES.

The Numero Group: Rob Sevier and Ken Shipley

We’ve had a manifest destiny mindset since the beginning. Our goal is to be the largest AND best independent catalog company in the world, which means making left turns at right turn only intersections.

St. Aubyn and the Death of the Existentialist Novel

In today’s economy, a death sentence is no longer a reason to reflect upon one’s essence but a moneymaking opportunity.

The Full Stop Quarterly Issue #2 Is Now Available

The Full Stop Quarterly Issue #2 is an action-packed, emotionally-satisfying thrill ride.

A Brief History of Name Fuckery

You can glance at my byline and gather who I am, who I might be—I don’t have to disclose my race to you. Nor can I avoid it, in the same way it’d be impossible for me to hide my race from you on the street.

You Can Now Buy the Very Own Pants of the World’s Worst Artist

Would you pay $2,500 for a pair of pants worn by the world’s worst artist?

The Social Prescience of Fiction

Examining a social conscience in Truman Capote’s early stories.

In Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati police ride Segways.

How to Exploit a Dead Writer

The reality of David Foster Wallace’s life is minimized, if not quite evaded, by what the screenwriter and director omit or massage to keep The End of the Tour on a predictable narrative arc and a comfortable, mostly comic plane.