Synchronized Chaos March 2015: What is Language For, Anyway?

This month’s issue poses a question: what are language and writing for, anyway? Why do we create and produce so many streams of words? Fran Laniado spotlights a collaboration between writer S. Kay and craftsperson Gwen Rossmiller, where words take on physical weight by being engraved on wearable necklaces.Regular book reviewer Elizabeth Hughes samples a […]

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Amy Roiland’s new FashionTap application

FashionTap, currently available for download in the Apple App Store, is a fresh new fashion social network that allows users to discover, share, and purchase clothing directly through the app. FashionTap introduces an entirely simple way for linking top influencers with brands, retailers, and PR firms in any city. FashionTap also ushers in the ability […]

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Elizabeth Hughes’ Book Periscope

K.C. Simos’ Ambrosia Chronicles: the Discovery (part of a trilogy) WOW!! Ambrosia Chronicles: The Discovery is an absolute must have for the fantasy lover. There is a hint of romance, magic, mystery, suspense and intrigue. It is the story of Alex who is going to school in Birmingham to be a lawyer. One day she runs […]

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Essay from Adelayok Adeleye

The Paternal GAP Fathers are wonderful people: caring, providing, and responsible. We need more of them in governance. Yet we need more than them. As good as fathers are, responsible and all, they rarely make good political officers. Fathers, by their nature, are good providers, and rulers, but are rarely good leaders as they are […]

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Poetry from James Brush

All the Way Asphalt miles vanish beneath ever-thinning treads. Sometimes a truck passes and the car trembles. The truck fades, a memory in the rearview mirror, and in that distance behind us, we see freedom. In the miles between radio stations, voices crackle from Mexico from Flagstaff, islands in a static soundtrack. The lines on […]

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Essay from Tony Longshanks LeTigre

NOT OUR CITY ANY MORE By Longshanks 1967: If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair. 2015: If you’re coming to San Francisco, be sure to bring some dollars for your fare.     Six unforgettable and unforgivable years ago I moved to San Francisco, hoping to flourish in […]

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Poetry from Christopher Bernard

The Invention of Fire By Christopher Bernard               One day I heard on a street of this city – billionnaire ville of high tech and IT, cultured pearl of Silicon Valley, capital of the 21st century, San Francisco of the crazed and the crazy – a man laugh out, […]

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Poetry from Alexis Durante

“Death of Goddesses” Aphrodite wraps a strand of pearls around her shimmering, pale throat, pulse fluttering wildly at the base of her neck as the precious stones tighten.  The rouge on her lips fades as the light drains from her eyes.  Once jewels, shimmering emeralds fade to grey, eyes blown black as her breath slows.  […]

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Essay from Adelayok Adeleye

The POTENTIAL VII: Managing Debt Around this time last year, I was owing NEPA some thirty thousand naira; today, NEPA owes me some twenty-five hundred. Funny, eh? As at when I was owing thirty grand, my neighbours prided themselves as the rich ones, and insisted that NEPA cut our light at the meter points (so […]

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