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Author Q&A: Dan Chaon (Stay Awake)

Dan Chaon author portrait

“Certain books tell us that we are not alone. And that can be life-saving.”

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Author Q&A: Julianna Baggott (Pure)

Julianna Baggott

“Writing, for me, is the daily practice of empathy. Reading should be a practice of empathizing too. Each time we step into another person’s world view, we broaden who we are as people.”

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“What Type of Equipment Do YOU Use?”: An Interview with Singer Colleen Green

Colleen Green playing Guitar

“I made the 4 Loko 2 Kayla CD-R as sort of a tour supplement to the Milo tape and put it on the internet for free. I think that was the best thing I could have done.”

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Author Q&A: Nick Antosca (The Obese)

Nick Antosca with cutout of Stephen King

“The best is when you start narrating your own life in the voice of a book in which you’ve recently lost yourself.”

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Interview: Alex Shakar, Author of Luminarium

Alex Shakar

Luminarium is a book brimming with ideas…To get Alex talking about it, I tried using an unorthodox interview structure.

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Interview: Ryan Boudinot, Author of Blueprints of the Afterlife

Ryan Boudinot

Five years ago, the short story collection The Littlest Hitler hit bookshelves, announcing Ryan Boudinot as one of our funniest and most exciting new writers.

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Random Truths About… Sarah Jaffe

Sarah Jaffe

The Way Sound Leaves a Room was just released this month. An EP of covers and demos, it showcases Jaffe on numerous instruments she hadn’t tackled before, sounding beautiful as ever.

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Pete Hamill

Self-described “aging Celtic scribe” Pete Hamill is, in the argot of our time, an old-school journalist and writer. Born in Brooklyn during the 20th century’s Great Depression, he was a high school dropout whose first interests were in the visual arts.

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Black Tin Rocket: A New EP of Transmissionary Six Songs as Covered by Eef Barzelay

Due to pleasant coincidence and shared taste, Eef Barzelay (Clem Snide, and solo fame) has just recorded an EP of songs by Seattle songwriter Terri Moeller, the voice behind Transmissionary Six and Terri Tarantula.

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5 Questions: Summer Block Talks About Editing "The Foghorn," An Online Comedy Magazine

Summer Block Kumar

In addition to editing The Foghorn, Summer Block has published essays, short fiction, and poetry in McSweeney’s, The Rumpus, The Nervous Breakdown, Identity Theory, DIAGRAM, Monkeybicycle, PANK, and many other publications.

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Daniel Okrent

daniel okrent

Diligently and exhaustively researched, Okrent’s Last Call makes clear the numerous and varied parts to the complex story of America’s “noble experiment” to outlaw the sale, manufacture and transportation of alcoholic beverages.

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An Interview with Seattle Hip-Hop Artist Cody Foster (Sadistik)

Sadistik

“For awhile I was like, ‘I’ll just make the most complicated thing that nobody else can do and then I’ll be the best.’ And now I’m kind of learning that sometimes the most difficult thing to make isn’t the best at all.”

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K.M. Soehnlein

KM Soehnlein

“I think what preoccupies me is transition, that zone between one place of relative stasis to another, in particular how we act, or react, when we don’t know what will happen next. Or, put another way: during moments when external circumstances throw us into crisis or flux, what do we do?”

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Random Truths About… Damien Jurado

damien jurado

Damien Jurado has been one of the most influential and interesting songwriters in the Pacific Northwest for a decade.

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Random Truths About… John Vanderslice

John Vanderslice

John Vanderslice has been releasing solo albums for the past decade, as well as producing albums for such bands as Spoon and the Mountain Goats. He writes clean, clever music that often tackles the dark and the political while still offering sweet melodies and a warm analog sound.

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