Summer Reading List for People Who Love to be Sad

by Kate Monica

“’I don’t like happy people,’ Andrew said.” —Tao Lin, Eeeee Eee Eeeee Are you looking for a light summer read to perfectly complement a languorous afternoon on the beach working on your tan? Then this list probably isn’t a great fit. Just kidding. Sort of. You can read these books on the beach, but only… More Summer Reading List for People Who Love to be Sad by Kate Monica

Deciphering DIAGRAM with Ander Monson by Allison McLellan and Alexandra Cichon (2016)

DIAGRAM is an online magazine that, as its name suggests, stands out in the unique use of obscure diagrams and schematics accompanying written works displayed in refreshing, innovative ways, including fiction, poetry, and comics. Although the magazine stands out by charging new ground, I find I cannot try to sum it up any better than… More Deciphering DIAGRAM with Ander Monson by Allison McLellan and Alexandra Cichon (2016)

Remembering Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol

By Emily Catenzaro

“It is well-known that there are many faces in the world over the finishing of which nature did not take much trouble, did not employ any fine tools such as files, gimlets, and so on, but simply hacked them out with round strokes: one chop-a nose appears; another chop-lips appear; eyes are scooped out with… More Remembering Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol By Emily Catenzaro

This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously Dude, Don’t Touch It!

Review by Rebecca Nelson

**Editor’s Note: This is a special review serving as a throwback to our high school selves and their favorite books. Have you ever had an intensely realistic dream that you forget the moment you wake up, only to forever feel as though you’d had an epiphany about the meaning of life, never able to remember… More This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously Dude, Don’t Touch It! Review by Rebecca Nelson

“Turner’s Comedy”

by Martin Bremer (2015)

The pistol lies across the desk from me—out of reach, but pointing straight at my chest. Halogen lamps flood the interrogation room—I can almost feel my innards incinerate as the brightness forces its way through my retina—every crevice, every wrinkle of me, laid bare, out in the open—illuminated. I’m trying to sit straight and still,… More “Turner’s Comedy” by Martin Bremer (2015)

“Morning on Cathedral Parkway”

by Lillie Gardner (2015)

Waking up after being awake all night from sweating under your blankets and out of your blankets and leaning against the wall to cry and cough, with your loose shirt slipping off my shoulders, with too much of the moonlight bouncing off the cold cars in the parking lot below and shining through the cloth… More “Morning on Cathedral Parkway” by Lillie Gardner (2015)