In This Issue

  • Manifest Density

    For the million-and-sixth time, I have heard of Jesus! Everyone with a functioning pair of ears has, by this point in time, heard of Jesus. Okay? Now stop asking me this threadbare old question as though you'd just invented cold fusion over breakfast this morning! By Patrick Russell

  • The Mother

    What difference could they make to me, the deaths of others, or a mother’s love, or his God; or the way a man decides to live, the fate he thinks he chooses, since one and the same fate was bound to “choose” not only me but thousands of millions of privileged people who, like him, called themselves my brothers. Edited by William Walsh

  • Subpoena

    Honestly, I’ve got more than fifteen lines already. / I swear, I swallow, I’ll sing, / just not, / here / in a space I crowd. Poetry by M. Shaan Haque

  • The Bumfuzzled Brothers Present: Unwashed Poems for the Unwashed Masses

    One day / the world will feel / our love / and it will be awkward / for everyone
    By Rutger and Edgar Bumfuzzled

  • In the Dark

    Because he could only respond to those challengers who, because of their rank or their ignorance, were considerably weaker than he was, the others he attacked from behind screens and corners. He was rarely convincing, never impressive. I thought of him as a thing composed mostly of glass -- something obvious and breakable but with a cutting edge that, at times, could be sharp and deep. By T.R. Healy

  • Two Poems

    We race past foreign vehicles, / intent on unknown places, / in a land that dispossesses us.
    POETRY by Gary Beck

  • Mike Huckabee and the Republican Rift

    Out of this extremely muddy field has arisen the former governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee. Why the hell has Arkansas played such a major role in American politics over the last two decades? Does the chicken industry hold that much power in this country? First you get the chicken, then you get Arkansas, then you’re the leader of the free world. Who knew? By Pontiac Askum

Departments

  • Sights and Sounds

    Beware the House-Smashing Dinosaur of Woe

Cover © 2007, Photography by Erica Behnke

Main Story Artwork © Erica Behnke

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