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Infinite Jest: The Swiss Army Knife of Beach Reads by Andrew Bertaina

Infinite Jest: The Swiss Army Knife of Beach Reads by Andrew Bertaina

It’s summertime, which means, like everyone else, you’re headed to the beach. And what better way to spend your time off than in an overheated car, while the children invent new ways of torturing one another in close proximity to you. Ah, the sweet open […]

HOUSE TURNED INTO BLACK HOLE THAT SUCKS UP BOOKS, OTHER PRINT MATERIALS by Janine Annett

HOUSE TURNED INTO BLACK HOLE THAT SUCKS UP BOOKS, OTHER PRINT MATERIALS by Janine Annett

(Larchmont, NY) — Area residents Jane and Tom Wald have reported to local authorities that their house has unexpectedly turned into a black hole that sucks up books and other printed materials. “For better or for worse, we’re die-hard print addicts in our house,” explains […]

Fifty Ways to Kill Your Lover by Garrett Socol

Fifty Ways to Kill Your Lover by Garrett Socol

(Inspired by the Paul Simon song Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover)   The problem is that he’s driving you insane You cannot stand the sight of him again, You have to act and quickly that’s for sure Come up with fifty ways to kill […]

From the Joy of Painting Episode: “Stinger Missile Manual” with Bob Ross by Dave Petraglia

From the Joy of Painting Episode: “Stinger Missile Manual” with Bob Ross by Dave Petraglia

Hi, welcome back. So glad you could join me. Today we’ll be working on the manual for a happy little shoulder-held surface-to-air missile, the Raytheon FIM-92 “Stinger.” Here I’ve got a prepared canvas, gessoed and dried. Now that we’ve got our horizon and our nice […]

Cardiac by Josip Novakovich

Cardiac by Josip Novakovich

Jon and I drove from Sarajevo to Oraŝje to cross into Croatia, and we were going to pass through Republika Srpska. I had a book listing 3,000 slain Croatian civilians by Serbian forces in Croatia. I thought if the Serbian police searched us, they might […]

Thomas Sageslush’s Support of the Moronvia Heights Pit Bull Ban by Douglas J. Ogurek

Thomas Sageslush’s Support of the Moronvia Heights Pit Bull Ban by Douglas J. Ogurek

June 18, 2016 The Honorable Stephen Goobrain Mayor of Moronvia Heights Moronvia Heights Village Hall 5235 Loon View Street Moronvia Heights, Illinois   Dear Mayor Goobrain: I enthusiastically applaud your support of the recent Moronvia Heights pit bull ban. As a proud member of Concerned […]

No Further Questions by Daniel Tobin

No Further Questions by Daniel Tobin

“Are you ready?” asks Coach, his tone sympathetic. He sits next to you, much closer than he would under normal circumstances. He pats your leg as you lean your back up against the locker. The contact with your head rattles the metal. “I’m not,” you […]

My First Date: An Apology by Andrew Bertaina

My First Date: An Apology by Andrew Bertaina

Every good story carries within it the root of infinite possibilities. And the first time a girl asked me out, I briefly saw that infinity branching out before me in its intricate complexity, and by infinite complexity I mean the two of us making out […]