June’s Synchronized Chaos: Foreground and Background

  Happy Father’s Day, Graduation Day, Bastille Day, first day of summer – whatever you celebrate this June! And welcome to our latest issue of Synchronized Chaos Magazine. June’s theme is Foreground and Background – with a set of works which explore how individual lives fit into larger ethnic, political, historical, and cultural contexts. Somewhat […]

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Prologue from Ozark Princess, memoir by Mary Jane Daugherty-Srubar

Mary Jane Daugherty-Srubar reflects on her life as a part-Irish American country girl making her home in the southeastern Ozark Mountains. This piece is a collection of anecdotes from her childhood and early life, including her farm days, schooling, and marriage. You may learn more at her website and contact her here: http://ozarkprincess.com/Home_Page.html Have you […]

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On Creativity: A Philosophical and Structural Context by Narmin Ka, co-founder of Azerbajan’s Alatoran Magazine

  Narmin Kamal is a Ph.D. from Azerbajan and co-founder and vice editor of Alatoran Magazine. She is one of the founders of the Alatoran movement, the Foundation of Independent Writers, in contemporary Azerbaijani literature. She translated academic texts and important works into Azeri, including works by Jacques Derrida, Michele Foucault and Umberto Eco. These […]

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Interview with the up and coming experimental band Aryawn

  Aryawn is: Ken- Keys & Flutes Francois- Guitar, Accordion, Violin, Samples, & Vox Dave- Vox, Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Samples, & Art Willie- Poetry & Jaw Harps Amelia- Merch & Spiritual Guidance Stiobhard- Reagan’s Ghost ‘Bastian- GW Bush Free music downloads and info about the band can be obtained at the following link:http://aryawn-musique.blogspot.com/   What […]

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Playing a part to survive: Laila Lalami’s Secret Son

  Laila Lalami’s debut novel Secret Son is at once foreign and mysterious and also full of themes and motifs which resonate with contemporary Western, as well as Moroccan culture. Lalami keeps her novel grounded in specific times and places, incorporating the nation’s language, climate, and history into a piece about individual people who seek […]

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Storytelling through the dark night: Elina Hirvonen’s When I Forgot

  Elina Hirvonen’s first novel, When I Forgot, is meant to be read with a glass of deep burgundy merlot in hand and Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings playing in the background. With a slow, thoughtful European sensibility, the piece presents characters who contemplate their place within their families and the universe while nursing novels […]

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Artists’ mentoring workshop and presentation opportunity, Los Angeles, CA – with an environmental theme

Intensive workshop and mentoring opportunity for artists of any sort (including upcoming/emerging artists) in Los Angeles, throughout the summer with an August public performance/presentation. Free of charge – applications due Friday the 29th but drop them an email asap if you are interested, date may be flexible. THEME: CARING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT More information, and […]

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