Synchronized Chaos April 2015: Creative Tension

Happy April and Happy Easter to those who celebrate. This month’s contributors create a sense of suspense, an uneasy creative tension throughout the issue. Leonard Traumel’s lecture at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, California, reviewed here by Cristina Deptula, shows how leading physicists and cosmologists say that much of our universe is […]

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Play/Write from Ryan Hodge

-Ryan J. Hodge For someone who enjoys a great story, is there anything better than a narrative that engages you from the very start? Imagine a world so rich you can almost smell the scents in the air, a delivery so clever it forces you to think in a way you never thought you would. […]

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Poetry from Tony Longshanks LeTigre

Yobo Poems   by Tony Longshanks LeTigre yobo (noun): young hobo 1. I take a nap in George Sterling Park broad daylight, early afternoon I’m tired, between appointments sleep for an hour or less do not litter, in fact pick up a bottle left by someone else pee on the concrete don’t drink or smoke […]

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Poetry from Kira Burton

Embrace Dissonance Simplicity in chaos The disorientation of unreality Realizations Of your own insignificance Finding that time Is the most valuable commodity The clock ticks As you read this Is it worth it? The most beautiful moments Are tragedies Because they end We are always waiting For something to begin Lingering has consequence We say […]

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Essay from Ayokunle Adeleye

Me AND Now Few years ago I conducted a study wherein I asked my FB friends to translate a simple sentence starting with “You and I” into as many languages as they are able to. (Not) Surprisingly, while non-African languages typically place “You” before “I”, African languages typically place the Speaker, “I”, before the Other, […]

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Essay from Ayokunle Adeleye

Of Artists and Scientists Medicine is both a science and an art: the study of Medicine starts predominantly as science, the Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Biochemistry; continues as a blend of science and art, the Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Pharmacology; and ends predominantly in art, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medicine and Surgery. In the one […]

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Poetry from Neil Ellman

Andromeda (André Masson, painting)                               The dragon-night, its smothering wings, holds her fast, its tongue, embered by the stars it eats, turns her skin to smoldering coals, her soul to the stone she has become.   II   No escape from […]

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Poetry from Christopher Bernard

The World in the Palm of Your Hand By Christopher Bernard                     As my eyes opened the sun struck the clock – a little plastic thing with a face, round, plain, given for Christmas by my closest friend. I moaned a little. “Mmm—let me sleep a […]

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