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1.17.2020

Little boy lost his frisbee in the water, tossed too far

It dips under the surface, 

for an instant almost sucked into the depths of complete strange 

but the rays off the sea off the cliff off the half fog mushy Davenport air 

catch the hard blue 

found, and back to the ga...

1.17.2020

where’s the buck go when it rains

or the squirrel

into a little hole? 

trees now feeling rain

they remain calm 

what is nature, but a reflection of ourselves 

nothing untouched by humanity 

and what is human, really 

but that grey smog which has cloaked the earth 

nevertheless,...

12.7.2019

Jenny Hval

The blossoming of subcultures catalyzed by the age of information does not always result in a diversification of our tastes. In fact, the exact opposite seems to be happening. Despite the vast and sometimes scary expanse of media at our fingertips, we often t...

10.31.2019

Earthgang and Outkast.

Back in March, we featured Earthgang’s album Mirrorland in our Indy Suggests section. The album finally dropped a couple weeks ago (apologies for saying it would drop “soon” in March…), and as predicted, it is a really impressive album. It is the...

4.22.2019

 Earl Sweatshirt's Some Rap Songs.

Ever since he popped off at the green age of 16, rapper Thebe Kgositsile has demonstrably struggled with all that has come with fame, particularly the massive expectations of critics and cult-ish followers alike. Better known under his...

3.24.2019

“We are taking you to a whole new dimension of reality where gravity and time do not exist.” These ambitious words are those of wowgr8, formerly known as Doctur Dot. He’s one half of the eclectic, other-worldly duo EarthGang. Don’t be fooled: what he foretells is not a...

3.24.2019

Drake at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Childish Gambino, and Ariana Grande all declined to perform at the 2019 Grammys, and perhaps there are some really valid reasons why. I wanted to speak primarily

in regards to their histories of making bad choices....

3.23.2019

“...and standing naked in the stark realization of my aloneness, I ask myself that question, that real question that everyone asks but some don’t pay attention to- “What do I believe?”. You can really go crazy asking that question. I have seen people and been people go...

2.10.2019

I was washing the plates 

     In a state of meditation 

Je faisais les vesselles 

     Dans un état de méditation 

My hands ache 

Consciously and subconsciously gripping 

     Shake me down 

     And wear 

     And f...

2.10.2019

wen I am old

and the bots

have recorded it all

and you hear my words

listen not

unless you listen

to it all

Kian Blewett

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