Emily XYZ

Motor city is not my home / but I love it just the same Murder city, kill city ok but that’s just one way to look at the place where so much comes from and I know GM should have been allowed to fall but for all the goo...

Robert C. Hardin

Merthiolate After failing to kill myself for the eighteenth time, I decided to be more positive. Why focus on failure? I thought. Why not appreciate the character added by damage to my once-perfect body? But despite the p...

Christian X. Hunter

Excerpts from A Fistful Of Rupees There is a train to Dharmavaram at 5:00 for fifty-seven rupees. That allows about fourteen minutes buy a platform ticket, retrieve my pack from left luggage, buy some food and find the trai...

B. Kold

Aliens do exist, but humans should try to avoid any contact with them - Stephen Hawking You’re fired. - Donald Trump New York City: The Near Future Vion Sandor was cold. Everybody else on line was cold too, but th...

Bernard Meisler

I've wanted to pay tribute to the great Dennis Hopper, one of my all-time outlaw artist heroes, since he passed May 29th. I'm not gonna say much, but I'll pass along a few tidbits of info that perhaps you weren't familiar ...

The Editors

Another great shuffles off this mortal coil. Here's a gem from the '60s. https://youtu.be/2mQJSxX5sGg Tuli would sometimes (a lot?) show up at the Unbearables readings. I remember him singing "Slum Goddess" like it w...

The Editors

This is a fascinating interview with Georges Batailles from 1958, regarding his essay, La Littérature et le Mal (hat tip, Rob Hardin). Some of the high points include the statements that all literature is essentially evil, ...

Charles Bukowski

Everyone in NY is dying of heat; everyone in SF is complaining that it's too damn cold. I don't know, it just feels like one of those Charles Bukowski days... This one's called, "The Night I Killed Tommy". The video's old...

Emily XYZ

We'll be presenting a poem from Emily XYZ in issue 2. In the meantime, enjoy this piece, "Frank Sinatra," from Emily and Myers Bartlett, performed at the Cornelia Street Cafe in New York City, November 14, 2008. https:/...

Mark Netter

Even though he doesn't take a directing credit on it, there's no doubt that Exit Through the Gift Shop is Banksy's movie. Banksy is the English street artist who has stenciled, painted, graffitied or, if you like, vandalized...

Jose Padua

I am not the Avenue of the Americas; I have never been topless at Billy's Topless— no one in Manhattan ever called the Avenue of the Americas the Avenue of the Americas we called it Sixth Avenue. https://youtu.be...

Drew Hubner

#1-The Vet I sell nickel bags Pretty good weed sure Comes in bricks from Mexico Ive seen the whole operation The trucks The safe house up on Walton Ave We went down to Manhattan to the city to party and goof around b...

Tim Beckett

An excerpt from the novel "Uranium City Return" At the end of the road, an airstrip appears, as unexpected as a landing pad for aliens. Instinctively, I look for the Eldorado Mine and the company town of Eldorado that str...

bart plantenga

Beer Mystic Excerpt #12 - Jack Magazine David Sandlin Furman Pivo believes he [plus beer] may be the cause of a rash of streetlight outages. This sense of empowerment transforms him into the Beer Mystic. He...

Jack Kerouac

I love this interview with Jack Kerouac, conducted in French, from a Canadian chat show. I was always surprised, whenever anybody asked Kerouac what the "Beat" generation meant, that nobody ever took into account the fact th...