A Review of Tashaki Miyaki

On Monday July 2nd, Tashaki Miyaki played a free set at the Bootleg Bar in LA. Their name is a mouthful, and especially funny because the band is comprised of two angelic white girls (who, as the rhythm section, were funnily enough wearing flow-y white dresses like angels) and your stereotypical white hipster dude on […]

“Paul Giametti” by Armine Pilikian

the candlelight strikes your bald patch, gleaming cold and bright like a fish egg you talk of getting the pasta aioli but I hear areola I haven’t been touched in months you ramble on about the injustice of sales tax as the shadows in your nose become deep, strange caverns you talk about soft-shell turtles […]

“Resident Alien” by Alex Pruteanu

I was born in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week, in the middle of the year, in the middle of the twentieth century. I checked in screaming and gurgling, bloody red and violet with revolt and anger. What I really wanted to do was to delay everything by nineteen years, […]

Josh Denslow’s Air Guitar: No Lyrics

This is the latest in Josh Denslow’s Air Guitar. To go to the column page, please click here. Those first few minutes before I write (anything) are filled with desperate attempts by my brain to find something to distract me. This desk is too messy to write, I should color coordinate the spines of my […]