Poetry from Sheryl Bize-Boutte

THE 40 PARADOX   The hazy summer of the new millennium Finds the four of us Inching through the daily scramble of the 405 That finally lands us on Wilshire Boulevard Mother, Father, Daughter, Nephew We all look for movie stars at the corner Starbucks Giddy that two are real enough to stop and chat […]

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Poetry from Kahlil Crawford

How To Disrupt A Startup * Startups do not own The monopoly on disruption Startups are composed of people – – People disrupt startups Startups disrupt industries Industries disrupt societies Societies disrupt truth – What is Truth? Truth is nothingness Because startups come and g(r)o(w) Just like people – Most startups g(r)o(w) Into nothingness – […]

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Essay from Kahlil Crawford

GREEN MOUNTAIN I’ll never forget my first adult glimpse of Lake Champlain and New Hampshire’s White Mountains. The sight captivated me to the point of postponing my trip to Montreal, so as to explore the state of Vermont – a spacious museum of pristine nature and “New English” culture. Being a Chicagoan curious about small-town […]

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Poetry and Photography from K.C. Fontaine

THE SPIRITUAL HOME of American Wanderers hugs the Pacific Coast; Taking hold of you, for awhile, beyond His Majestic Glory.. As life wanders thru us, our environment returns a critical gaze – reminding us that home is no destination.

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Art and Poetry from K.C. Fontaine

                Punk Rock, Fast and Pray HAYES STREET VERSE for Gwich’in. _________________ minority reality reduction based aside mountain croiX; burn aside, road rail.. river mural rush. _________

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Poetry from K.C. Fontaine

A Slow Suicide I. the pakistani painter’s studio a shrine to her lost self the finer things glossed resistance depressed days blunted nights II. the darkest corner of her dust-laden studio whisper brighter daysze.

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Kahlil Crawford interviews 48blocks.com founder Leland Ware

One of my early literary/skating influences was 48blocks.com founder Leland Ware. Leland was a bit more cosmopolitan than most of us; and you’d be hard-pressed to come across him doing anything unrelated to writing/skating in some way, shape or form. I reached out to him recently to see what’s up.. KC: Sup man, it’s been a minute […]

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Kahlil Crawford reviews Lisa Stalvey’s memoir Food, Sex, Wine and Cigars

  A renowned chef, Lisa Stalvey spent the past eighteen years of her life penning her independently published cookbook-to-memoir, Food, Sex, Wine & Cigars. A raw, experiential self-reflection; FSWC, to me, is more than a mere book – it is a Movement. Lisa embodies the literary risk-taking often absent today – a reality she, certainly, can relate to […]

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