What is Ello?

Which Game of Thrones Character am I?

How You Can Make a Difference in The Food Waste Fiasco

How To Have The Most Fun Ever On Instagram

What is Ello?

“But what is Ello?” you ask when the barroom table erupts into witticisms about it. “What is Ello?” ask Catee, laughing…

Humor

What is Ello?

New Social Network Ello

“But what is Ello?” you ask when the barroom table erupts into witticisms about it. “What is Ello?” ask Catee, laughing into her neat scotch. Everyone at your table starts giggling and, ashamed, you grab your pack of American Spirit rolling tobacco and run out into the night to catch the L train, vowing to never…

Which Game of Thrones Character am I?

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There is one question that a girl can ask that is guaranteed to start a fight with her and her significant other. No, it’s not “Do I look fat in this?” although I’m shocked that father’s don’t pull their sons aside at a young age and tell them the best way to answer this without getting…

How To Have The Most Fun Ever On Instagram

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By my calculations, I’ve spent sixty hours in a van in less than two weeks. I haven’t been kidnapped again, just on tour. So to pass the game, I’ve invented a game involving Instagram. It’s a strange game, highly addictive, and I’ve found it to be much more entertaining than than being a highway Tinder…

Summer In Chicago

Montrose Avenue Beach. Photo by of Juan Carlos Martin-Loeches via Flickr.

Summer in Chicago The arrival of summer in Chicago means a couple of things to me. Firstly, it means that I’ve aged another year. I’ve actually begun telling people that I am older than my real age, so that they gasp and tell me how great I look for my age. “You don’t look 41!”,…

Thanks a Latte, Starbucks

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When trying to find the perfect second job, I thought I wanted to work somewhere stress free, and most of all, happy. A place where I could forget the monotony of my day, and forget that I was actually being paid to be there. The happiest place on earth, AKA Disneyland, was 3,000 miles away,…

Art

Christina and The Conjure Movement

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    There is a certain feeling that is conjured when you are at a stranger’s house looking at family photos adorning foreign walls. The poses are familiar—grandma with grand kids, a photo of uncles, kids playing in a plastic pool—and this confuses the mind because your mind finds these people familiar strangers. I get…

Bushwick Poetry 2014

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Things are afoot. Spring is here. Sara Roan is employed again. A pallet of hilarious writers from Chicago have just arrived from Craigslist (cough, Liz Garcia) and have been making all of us at the International Headquarters lose our shit laughing. At the office the groundhog, emerged from his hole, saw the alien’s shadow, and then…

Reviews

Christina and The Conjure Movement

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    There is a certain feeling that is conjured when you are at a stranger’s house looking at family photos adorning foreign walls. The poses are familiar—grandma with grand kids, a photo of uncles, kids playing in a plastic pool—and this confuses the mind because your mind finds these people familiar strangers. I get…

The Last Echo: Bismarck North Dakota’s Rising Troubadours

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In Iceland musicians are categorized into one or two categories. There are troubadours and there are “troupas”. Troubadours are musicians’ musicians, writing and preforming their own innovative songs and flinging their lyrics and melodies into an audience of eager ears. Troupa, you’ll notice is a shortened version of the word troubadour. Typically it is not…

Commentary

How You Can Make a Difference in The Food Waste Fiasco

1- Food Waste Fiasco Madison

By Rob Greenfield Let me throw some statistics at you. We throw away 165 billion dollars worth of food every year in America. 40% of all food in America is tossed out.  1 in 5 children goes without a meal on a fairly common basis.  50 million Americans lack food on their plate.   These…

Aaron Rush Hicks and The Great Clowntroversy of 2014

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According to Wikipedia, black face is  “a form of theatrical makeup used by white performers to represent a black person.” In normal parlor parlance, we can say that blackface, with few exceptions, is always offensive, is always in bad taste, and will always be interpreted as racist. Without digging too deep, we can say that those…

Her Life On Paper

Grandpa-and-Grandma-Poetry

From Travel Write Sing I had never heard my grandpa sob before. His shaking hands grasped for the first time a book of my grandmother’s selected poetry, Her Life On Paper: Poems of Survival. Most people will remember Super Bowl XLVIII as the day the Seahawks trounced a dismantled Bronco’s team. My grandpa will remember it as…