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Full Stop is proud to announce the publication of Full Stop: The Book, a limited-edition reversible trade paperback that highlights the best of the non-profit literary magazine’s first five years.

The State vs. Pop

Cook County is demanding exorbitant back taxes from small venues, all because the concerts they host aren’t considered “fine art.”

Why Do Private Prisons Still Exist?

Mass imprisonment, through its privatization, has become intertwined with our way of life.

Trauma Isn’t Normal

Normalizing trauma only hurts us.

Technocracy and The 76ers

The story of the 76ers will now be the story of redemption. But Sam Hinkie’s tragedy is the tragedy of the technocrat.

20 4 420: Irie Edition

I spoke of the exodus and of the repatrination. I quoted Prince Far-I: ‘We’re moving out of Babylon/ One destination, ina Ithiopia …’, I quoted. ‘Ithiopia, the tyrants are falling/ Ithiopia, Britain the great is falling…’

Flint and the Museum of Lead

Lead leaches. From mines to minds, from metal to metaphor.

Making Black Suffering Eloquent: Roger Reeves and King Me

When Reeves asks who speaks for this flesh, the most logical response is, “Who’s the strongest?” And so, we must be strong, lest the forces that cause black suffering overcome us. Let us hope in the end that they don’t behead the king.

Letter From Balat

Transcending beards and time in Istanbul’s suddenly hip neighborhood.