Morbid Part 2: Nails

They touch our bodies, in intimate ways and places, all before stripping away your nails with power tools.

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Morbid Part 1: Thin

I was someone for whom starvation gave me a sense of control that I lacked. Or, at least, it gave me the illusion of control.

Morbid Intro: The Body Beautiful

Laura Diaz de Arce The Early Modern artist academies considered the human body the pinnacle of study. To study the body was to engage in beauty, in perfection. Which is funny, because human bodies are really fucking gross. No. Really. Gross. We sweat, we chew, we swallow, shit, piss, ejaculate, vomit, spit. We take material […]

Santa – A Buzzkill Perspective

We can tell ourselves it’s all worth it, because even though they will be crestfallen in the future, right now in the present we can see a five year old scream with delight because Santa Claus loves her and knows exactly what she wanted.

WHAT’D YOU GET IF YOU STOMPED ON MY SKULL AND BRAINS FOR A WHILE AND THEN SCOOPED THE MESS INTO A PAN AND PUT IT IN THE OVEN FOR AN HOUR AND THEN TOOK IT OUT OF THE OVEN AND ATE IT: An Interview with Joseph Grantham (feat. Michael Seymour Blake)

I remember meeting Michael. He was a lot smaller than I thought he would be. Not that I thought he would be a big guy. But he was petite. And not in a bad way. There’s nothing wrong with being petite. He was scrappier than I thought he would be.

Seamstress

for now it’s all hunger and weariness and the small justice of this broken and crumbled love, again

A Pretty Smile

If you’ve never had to seek employment while your smile shows the gum where there should be incisors you can count yourself lucky.

Big Brother 20 Will Feature Returning Players

  With less than two weeks remaining until the premiere of the landmark twentieth season of the venerable reality series Big Brother, a question mark has been hovering above the fan community with a simple question in mind — will it be an All-Star edition? According to series producer Alison Grodner, it is not in the […]

Who The Fuck Are We Anyway?

“What I’m really fascinated by is this branding of the self, turning one’s own social media performance into a deliberate consumable item.”

Book Review: Be Cool by Ben Tanzer

“Tanzer aspires to the coolness that comes with trying but making it seem like you’re not trying, which is exactly how good writing is, and one of the reasons that Be Cool feels so effortless to read.”