cultural studies
Share This Poem: "From Around Here," by Ron Smith. From "Rivals & Players."

Share This Poem: “From Around Here,” by Ron Smith. From “Rivals & Players.”

“You plunge into the world. You roll the dice. You make new friends, a few, or maybe none…”   To enjoy this piece from “Rivals & Players” as a broadside, drag the sheet to your desktop. Or scroll down to read in plain text. From Around Here The heat, damned heat — and now humidity. A hundred-plus miles from the...
Issue 3.2, “Rivals & Players," is LIVE: Sample the Contents here now.

Issue 3.2, “Rivals & Players,” is LIVE: Sample the Contents here now.

Issue 3.2, “Rivals & Players,” is live: Sample the Contents here. Presenting words and images from our Winter 2019 issue--all online and completely free to read. Do we play the game, or does the game play us? What do we see when we spin Fortune’s wheel? Who’s watching, anyway? And when are they coming for us? In...
"Ghosts of the Walldogs":  What fading advertisements tell us about ourselves.  An essay by Michael Griffith.

“Ghosts of the Walldogs”: What fading advertisements tell us about ourselves. An essay by Michael Griffith.

” The public square could be a riotous free-for-all for those with businesses, events, or ideas to publicize …” A ghost to be identified below. Ghosts of the Walldogs What fading advertisements tell us about ourselves. From our Winter 2019 issue, “Rivals & Players.” By Michael Griffith * These days, when advertisers talk about competing for eyeballs in “the...
Our Summer 2018 issue, “Small Things, Partial Cures,” has hit the street and the web. Sample some of the contents here now.

Our Summer 2018 issue, “Small Things, Partial Cures,” has hit the street and the web. Sample some of the contents here now.

Issue 3.1, “Small Things, Partial Cures,” hits hard …   Our latest issue (super-sized) features great new work by Sherod Santos, Leslie Stainton, Walter Cummins, Sara Talpos, Peter Grandbois, Valley Haggard, Staci Mercado, Mark Wyatt, Diana Smith Bolton, Kathleen de Azevedo, Gunver Hasselbalch, James Prochnik, and many more writers and visual artists who share their...
Online Exclusive: Parsing “The Big Sleep." Three writer-editors annotate the classic noir novel.

Online Exclusive: Parsing “The Big Sleep.” Three writer-editors annotate the classic noir novel.

Raymond Chandler’s inaugural novel gets scholarly treatment in a book packed with facts, photos, and insights into the text and the times. “We all had great love for Chandler’s novels. And we knew the world did too.” Some years ago, three intrepid friends who met at a bookstore —Owen Hill, Pamela Jackson, and Anthony Dean Rizzuto — undertook a...