Matthew Salesses discusses his new novel, DISAPPEAR DOPPELGÄNGER DISAPPEAR.
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Bishakh Som discusses her debut graphic story collection, APSARA ENGINE.
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There will always be another word used against us. ...more
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Katie Jean Shinkle discusses her new novel, RUINATION.
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Motherhood is an all-consuming thing. The sleepless nights, the endless diapers, the undying love, the absurd tasks that must be performed to ease a baby into nap time. But time and energy aren’t the only casualties of motherhood. In our culture, motherhood often demands one’s identity as well, consumes it whole as the woman becomes […]
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Interior. Leather Bar. is actually less a tribute to the lost footage from Cruising, and more of a docufiction about the nature of sexuality, heteronormativity, and the representation of both in mainstream films. ...more