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Chuck-ing the Content

By Steven Yuen Some people are of the philosophy that a reading’s not worth attending unless they’re sleeping with or want to sleep with the headlining author. I found this to be true when my now-ex girlfriend would essentially humor me by attending readings where I drunkenly fumbled my way through poems I would be […]

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The West Coast According to Great Apes

If there is one thing you need to know about San Franciscans, it’s that we can’t stop talking about our beloved city – Great Apes is no exception. Their latest EP, which Asian Man Records has scheduled to release this November, is titled “Playland at the Beach.” The album title references the now-closed ocean-side amusement […]

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Everything’s Better with Quaaludes

By Steven Yuen Evoking nostalgic feelings of early punk, Quaaludes is safely the most memorable band of 2014. The fierce foursome have been gaining a very dedicated and sizeable fan base, playing everything from actual caves to record stores and have just returned home from their first tour. I managed to catch them on their […]

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The Assassins of Rock

By Steven Yuen At times, it’s very easy to get swept away in the tide and boxed in when it comes to anything that falls under the umbrella of metal. Granted, it’s a big box that happens to possess such a diverse fandom, including your greying uncle to your little brother’s weird, smelly friend. However, […]

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Friday’s Selection-Fantasy

“The Assassination of the Prince” Excerpt by Paige Doland They say blood is thicker than water. What they neglect to realize, is that blood is also more abundant. The blood pumped by a single human heart could fill an entire lake. Think of what all creatures combined would fill. No wonder blood is so rich…the […]

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Wednesday’s Selection-Poetry

“All That Matters” By Michelle Borbon   I was an optimistic freshman. I was optimistic. So I walked through the maze of halls, with an oversized backpack full of dreams and blank notebooks. Curiosity ran through the neurons in my empty head and ambition swam in my veins. And as the months kept passing I […]

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Banned, Bold & Beautiful

Banned, Bold & Beautiful Banned Books Week is a national celebration of the freedom to read. You may have seen it on Facebook, Twitter or–if you still know where it’s located–your local library. In support of Banned Books Week, Criminal Class Press joined up with the literary community this month by hosting a high school-only […]

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Monday’s Selection

“Joey” by Deborah Pintonelli I called them Joey I and Joey II, but Tony just called them both Joey. It was as if there was a continuum, no pause between the death of one and the appearance of the other. Tony’s bird of choice was an African Green male. Typically, pet-store birds will already know […]

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The Chronic-cles

Photo by Drew Reilly “Marijuana Chronicles,” edited by Jonathan Santlofer, is an eclectic book of short stories, creative non-fiction, poetry plus a bonus graphic-novel piece that will give readers a light buzz and a hunger for more. The anthology is the next in Akashic’s Drug Chronicles series and certainly perpetuates the popular plant. The collection is […]