Month: May 2018

Profixer® by Austin James

Are you generally dissatisfied with your life? Those everyday stresses of the middleclass American Dream got you down? Feeling too goddamn human? Fear not! We’ve got the solution for you—just Swallow the Rainbow™. Talk to your healthcare professional to see if the Profixer® Power Pack regimen is right for you. Strawberry Monday: Taking two Red

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Possessed by the Unliving: Five of the Most Striking Characters in Literature

Sometimes in your readings, you stumble across a character who seems to stay with you, as if you absorbed some of their substance from the pages on which your fingers found momentary repose. Their idiosyncratic language colors your own native thought-tongue; you take up their own philosophical concerns in mid-stride as if they were inheritances,

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New Media: An SMM Calendar of Sorts

First, we have a new About page which rather fails, unfortunately, at explaining any questions you may have about SMM. We’ll take this failure in stride, since explanations tend to ruin things. Don’t mistake our acquiescence for apathy, however. Contact us, and we are more than happy to answer any questions we surely did not

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The Fate of Radamès and Aida: A One Act Play Exploring the Ending of Giuseppe Verdi’s Opera, Aida

This is a continuation of Verdi’s opera Aida. It can be read without foreknowledge of the original, although I suggest following the link and getting the backstory for the full effect. Cast: Radamès: A young, Egyptian warrior, sentenced to death for his adulterous love for the Ethiopian captive Aida. Aida: Lover of Radamès and rival

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Interstellar Space: When Music Hurts

In my later teens, I happened across John Coltrane’s album Interstellar Space while sifting through neat rows of CD jewel cases in a Half-Priced Books. I almost couldn’t believe my luck. At that time, I was in the red-hot middle of an infatuation with the Beat Generation and everything that typically comes with it: books,

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Into the Library Loft: an Interview with Toby Driver

I have to admit, I’m a little bit giddy about this one. I first listened to Toby Driver and Kayo Dot back when Choirs of the Eye was released in 2003. I’ve followed Driver’s work since, and happily purchased every release he’s been involved in. Interviewing Kayo Dot front man and multifaceted musician extraordinaire Toby

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Hidden Chasms, Part One

they left cuts Iittle penknife incisions in the ligature seeming harmless innocent cachinnate fricatives awaken us at night the tiny hours leak oxygen as the chasm sours your eyes glass over coffee glass eyes sunk into oceans solid and immune to pressure the lugubrious rest cure nourishes the sandstone where flowers bloom we dig since

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Anarchy and Outsider Politics: an Article by Phoenix

By Phoenix It wasn’t until I started talking with friends that I realized that my political beliefs can fall outside of a margin or a political system of thought, or even contemporary politics itself. What I realized because of this, was that anarchy is a legitimate political position to take. Whether or not this aligns

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Horror, Nature, and Truth: An Interview with Michael Wehunt

Throughout the beginning of the week, I had the distinct pleasure of talking to one of my favorite voices in weird and horror fiction, Michael Wehunt. You know him, of course, as the author of the Shirley Jackson and IAFA’s Crawford Award-nominated debut collection, Greener Pastures. Stop by http://www.michaelwehunt.com, subscribe to his site, and for

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