17 Stages of Grief: my badass Grandpa & Me
Setting aside all the backyard barbecues and community pools and mosquito bites and open windows, I’d like to maybe use this Memorial Day to honor the memory of my badass grandpa—a Korean War vet who chain smoked my childhood away at the kitchen table while solving crosswords and listening to Frank Sinatra. [[MORE]] Me and my grandpa - late 1990s Confusion - I was nine when my...
iamsoshiny asked: I would like to contribute to the website as well as the print magazine. You guys are awesome, the stuff on here, its like you can read minds :D The next issue, on Books, sounds great.
My Manic Pixie Dream Boyfriends
I’ve gotta say, straight dudes / lesbians, you’ve been pretty greedy lately. And right now, I’m kind of in the mood to take a sledge-hammer to your Manic Pixie Dream Empire. That’s right, mortals! Equality now! It’s time to end your monopoly on unreasonable romantosexual expectations. But a quick word of warning: I’m not talking about you, Joseph Gordon-Levitt....
mismatchedsocks asked: Hello inconnu! Would you be interested in illustrations? What sort? I love the concept for the new issue, so I've been wondering how I might contribute. Also, have you read The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger? You can find most of it on the Guardian website (I can't link in questions). It's desperate and beautiful and makes you think of the power books can have over people.