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Eve Corbel draws emoji you can use when Mercury is in retrograde, when you've eaten too much hot sauce and during other specific times of need. Read more

Dispatches

Mary Schendlinger reviews SayWha?!, a monthly evening of “readings of deliciously rotten writing”. Read more

Reviews

"The waiting room was filled with junkies. During my visit, the doctor almost fell asleep. He sent me for some tests, but lost the results." Read more

FICTION

A compendium of 90-ish facts & stats to salute Geist 90. Read more

Comix

Kelsea O'Connor reviews Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson, a lighthearted look at the embarrassing moments in the author's life. Read more

Reviews

Priests lie in the road, women kiss paintings and hostages crack jokes. Read more

Prose

A poetic tribute to men's rear-ends. Read more

Dispatches 2 Comments

L.M. Montgomery endures the company of an unpleasant house visitor. Read more

, FINDINGS

For creative people who fear that the muses have deserted us, when in fact they have slipped quietly into the 21st century. Read more

Comix

"1861–65: American Civil War. Canada invents popcorn and takes to the sidelines." The history of Canadian-American relations, an excerpt from "America, But Better." Read more

, FINDINGS

Lorenzo Sweet endured heartbreak, skittishness and strikes of lightening to become the greatest hockey player ever. Read more

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An unassuming hooded sweatshirt proves to be more than simple outerwear. Eve Corbel recounts her run-ins with the False Recognition Hoodie. Read more

Comix 3 Comments

"Naked men. At each other all the time, all day long. I can’t get it out of my head." Read more

FICTION 3 Comments

In Katie Daubs' short fiction, a father writes a deathbed letter to his children, explaining the surprising way he really met their mother. Read more

Short Stories 1 Comments

"You know, Superman, sometimes you can be a real prick." Read more

Poetry 2 Comments

Need to ask your mother for money for an unexpected expense? This template letter teaches you how. Read more

ETC

A list of possible forthcoming titles in a choose-your-own-adventure series. Read more

Lists

Learn to shave like a poet: the beard must be worn with a thoughtful and forlorn expression. Read more

, Prose

An illustrated how-to guide for decorating your office cubicle from Doug Savage's Savage Chickens. Read more

Comix

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