Synchronized Chaos June 2013 – Glimpses of New and Familiar Worlds

A month to honor fathers and graduates, June also offers World Butterfly Awareness Day (the 2nd) and the anniversary of the publication of Ernest Thayer’s famous baseball poem, ‘Casey at the Bat’ (the 3rd). Superman made his first comic appearance in June, and Egypt first became a constitutional republic rather than a monarchy years ago […]

Read More

Love and Tragedy, by Frances Varian

Should you ever find yourself in the unenviable position of trying to woo a poet I strongly suggest you skip the part where you whisper sweet nothings into her ear. She will call your bullshit – she will know nothing when she hears it….. After witnessing the absolute horrors of the first world war Hemingway […]

Read More

Hevine Schmidt on Heather Spergel’s NiNi Spergelini Guitar-ific!

  I have to say that every special book by Heather Spergel is a gift to the world. Especially Nini Spergelini Guitar-ific! This delightful rocking children’s story is created for kids of all ages and is chalked full of wonderful unique illustrations. It’s a limitless adventure showing a talented boy following his dreams through his determined […]

Read More

My Journey Into Fashion, from Mimi Sylte

  Last month while I was interning at a start up fashion business, I picked up an issue of Fast Business from the coffee table. Jenna Lyons of J Crew was on the cover, and loving J Crew, I flipped through it. She talked about how she was an awkward adolescent and that she rolled into the fashion […]

Read More

Lukas Clark-Memler’s Dispatch from Borneo, Part II

Borneo: A Travelogue in Four Parts  Read the first part of Lukas Clark-Memler’s journey, from last month’s issue, here.    Lukas Clark-Memler I spent the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013 in Borneo. These are the notes I took while on the island. A warning: the following account is personal, biased, unedited, and […]

Read More

Writers Block, a poem by Dave Douglas

  Writers Block   I turned the corner and there it was! a row of houses each filled with imagination   I scribbled down the street held by a free-hand – a life of permanence unable to erase memories   I skipped up the steps only to discover a locked door – a repeated occurrence […]

Read More