Rethink Environment Leditor Part II

Human Resources entrance, banners by Chan & Mann The triangle: a queer frame whose sacred geometry has been used to convey feminist, gay, and anarchic politics for decades. It is a shape outside the box; A theoretical construction. The pagan

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Rethink Environment Leditor Part II

Human Resources entrance, banners by Chan & Mann The triangle: a queer frame whose sacred geometry has been used to convey feminist, gay, and anarchic politics for decades. It is a shape outside the box; A theoretical construction. The pagan

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Reflections on Rethink Environment

Featuring reflections by: Dan Bayles, Claudia Borgna, Kathy Garcia, Hillary Mushkin, Paul Pescador, Brianna Skellie and Boris Torres It has been almost three months since we physically joined together at HRLA to celebrate our community and reconsider the standing of our current political,

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Reflections on Rethink Environment

Featuring reflections by: Dan Bayles, Claudia Borgna, Kathy Garcia, Hillary Mushkin, Paul Pescador, Brianna Skellie and Boris Torres It has been almost three months since we physically joined together at HRLA to celebrate our community and reconsider the standing of our current political,

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Infinite Mirror by Matias Viegener

They are our spooky friends, the drones.  You think they’re coming but they’re already here.  You know that movie Poltergeist? Back then they still needed to come through our TV sets.   Now they’re much smarter.  There might be one under

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Infinite Mirror by Matias Viegener

They are our spooky friends, the drones.  You think they’re coming but they’re already here.  You know that movie Poltergeist? Back then they still needed to come through our TV sets.   Now they’re much smarter.  There might be one under

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Hazing the Muse Part II: Dr. Laurie Weeks interviews Benjy Russell and Rya Kleinpeter

To Darken This Darkness RECAPS featured an earlier version of  Hazing The Muse  in the Fall if 2012.  After connecting in virtual space for the past two years, it was cosmic timing that Russell rolled into LA on his truck in from

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Hazing the Muse Part II: Dr. Laurie Weeks interviews Benjy Russell and Rya Kleinpeter

To Darken This Darkness RECAPS featured an earlier version of  Hazing The Muse  in the Fall if 2012.  After connecting in virtual space for the past two years, it was cosmic timing that Russell rolled into LA on his truck in from

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Crunchy Eggs excerpt by Félix Solano Vargas

Raquel Gutiérrez is re-seizing the means of intellectual production in the rich tradition of the chapbook. Her press, Econo Textual Objects, defines itself as an “experimentation within economic means for writers pursuing aesthetic adventures grounded in working class realities.” Crunchy

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Crunchy Eggs excerpt by Félix Solano Vargas

Raquel Gutiérrez is re-seizing the means of intellectual production in the rich tradition of the chapbook. Her press, Econo Textual Objects, defines itself as an “experimentation within economic means for writers pursuing aesthetic adventures grounded in working class realities.” Crunchy

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When You Think the Night Has Seen Your Mind: Thoughts on Queers and Astrology by Marty Windahl

As I write this, the sun is in the astrological sign of Gemini.  Gemini is known as the sign of the Twins.  In the Greek myth associated with this constellation and sign, the twins are two brothers or in some

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When You Think the Night Has Seen Your Mind: Thoughts on Queers and Astrology by Marty Windahl

As I write this, the sun is in the astrological sign of Gemini.  Gemini is known as the sign of the Twins.  In the Greek myth associated with this constellation and sign, the twins are two brothers or in some

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Scrapping Ceremony by Maya Gurantz

  Scrapping Ceremony by Maya Gurantz On my desk in front of me, I see seven external hard drives, two iPads, my desktop computer, a tiny digital point-and-click camera that is 10 years old thus not of high enough quality

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Scrapping Ceremony by Maya Gurantz

  Scrapping Ceremony by Maya Gurantz On my desk in front of me, I see seven external hard drives, two iPads, my desktop computer, a tiny digital point-and-click camera that is 10 years old thus not of high enough quality

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Sonic Succulent Sculptures by Adrienne Adar

Inspired from natural forms and structures, my work addresses issues of visual and audio language, and technology’s influence on our perception and sensory experiences of everyday life. Sonic Succulents is a new series of sound objects, comprised of living plants

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Sonic Succulent Sculptures by Adrienne Adar

Inspired from natural forms and structures, my work addresses issues of visual and audio language, and technology’s influence on our perception and sensory experiences of everyday life. Sonic Succulents is a new series of sound objects, comprised of living plants

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Notes On Plastic by Heather Davis

  Better Things (detail), 1939, Dupont Archives It permeates almost everything about our daily existence, subtending and making possible the so-called comforts of contemporary life, the fixations of our modernity, our abundance, our media and communication networks. Yet its ubiquity

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Notes On Plastic by Heather Davis

  Better Things (detail), 1939, Dupont Archives It permeates almost everything about our daily existence, subtending and making possible the so-called comforts of contemporary life, the fixations of our modernity, our abundance, our media and communication networks. Yet its ubiquity

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Pocket Rocks by Alayna Rasile

Pocket Rock is an exercise in geological illustration, meditation, mineral identification, and social lubrication. It began when I was gifted tupperwares and zip-lock bags filled with specimens by an eccentric mustachioed man with a mission to spread beauty in the form of

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Pocket Rocks by Alayna Rasile

Pocket Rock is an exercise in geological illustration, meditation, mineral identification, and social lubrication. It began when I was gifted tupperwares and zip-lock bags filled with specimens by an eccentric mustachioed man with a mission to spread beauty in the form of

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On Nature by Martin Eiermann

The map I used to teach myself map-reading had been around for more than a decade when I found it in the glove compartment of my parents’ car. It was the type of map that was sold en masse in

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On Nature by Martin Eiermann

The map I used to teach myself map-reading had been around for more than a decade when I found it in the glove compartment of my parents’ car. It was the type of map that was sold en masse in

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Poems by Phoebe Wang

The Cloud People The planners leaned over the lip of the clouds and estimated the land’s jutting elevations. From their perch, they cast recommendations like horoscopes, predicting fresh horizons. Chimney stacks materialized mid-air, spewing smoke like bilious dragons. Heron-headed construction

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Poems by Phoebe Wang

The Cloud People The planners leaned over the lip of the clouds and estimated the land’s jutting elevations. From their perch, they cast recommendations like horoscopes, predicting fresh horizons. Chimney stacks materialized mid-air, spewing smoke like bilious dragons. Heron-headed construction

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Ode to Nancy Holt and a Powerful Earth by Kelly Johnson

I recently moved to Baltimore from Texas, anxious that the cold and concrete would eliminate my connection with nature. But everyday I notice an unexpected trace of the natural earth in the city: the shocking pink of the roses in

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Ode to Nancy Holt and a Powerful Earth by Kelly Johnson

I recently moved to Baltimore from Texas, anxious that the cold and concrete would eliminate my connection with nature. But everyday I notice an unexpected trace of the natural earth in the city: the shocking pink of the roses in

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A Map to the Next World by Adrienne Rosenberg

1 There they were, pouring out of the earth like fire ants, ready to settle and organize and multiply and eventually ready to consume. The emergence, as the Pueblo people call it, was difficult. The hole into the world was

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A Map to the Next World by Adrienne Rosenberg

1 There they were, pouring out of the earth like fire ants, ready to settle and organize and multiply and eventually ready to consume. The emergence, as the Pueblo people call it, was difficult. The hole into the world was

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Suzanne Wright’s Rainbow Control Room by Katherine Brewer Ball

“to wound the autumnal city So Howled out for the world to give him a name The in-dark answered with wind.” Samuel Delany’s twisting science fiction novel Dhalgren (1975) begins with these lines. The nameless “Kid,” our protagonist, reads from an

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Suzanne Wright’s Rainbow Control Room by Katherine Brewer Ball

“to wound the autumnal city So Howled out for the world to give him a name The in-dark answered with wind.” Samuel Delany’s twisting science fiction novel Dhalgren (1975) begins with these lines. The nameless “Kid,” our protagonist, reads from an

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“¿Qué es esa cosa Installation Art?” by Óscar Diaz

           Mi mamí me preguntó “¿Qué es esa cosa Installation Art?” I put the book down and walked with her around our casita. Guadelupe, Jesús and various Santos atop entrance ways watching over us as we move

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“¿Qué es esa cosa Installation Art?” by Óscar Diaz

           Mi mamí me preguntó “¿Qué es esa cosa Installation Art?” I put the book down and walked with her around our casita. Guadelupe, Jesús and various Santos atop entrance ways watching over us as we move

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SISTER CYBORG by enn msrv

“I find I am constantly being encouraged to pluck out some one aspect of myself and present this as the meaningful whole, eclipsing or denying the other parts of self.” – Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider “This is an argument for

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SISTER CYBORG by enn msrv

“I find I am constantly being encouraged to pluck out some one aspect of myself and present this as the meaningful whole, eclipsing or denying the other parts of self.” – Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider “This is an argument for

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WHATEVER DON’T KILL YOU JUST MAKES YOU SOMBER by Local Honey

WHATEVER DON’T KILL YOU JUST MAKES YOU SOMBER *~prologue~* ((i’m not going to avoid clichés)) but just approach them with sincerity and the heart that i most often wear on my sleeve i didn’t choose to live in a society

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WHATEVER DON’T KILL YOU JUST MAKES YOU SOMBER by Local Honey

WHATEVER DON’T KILL YOU JUST MAKES YOU SOMBER *~prologue~* ((i’m not going to avoid clichés)) but just approach them with sincerity and the heart that i most often wear on my sleeve i didn’t choose to live in a society

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Trees by Anonymous

Sep 16, 12:14PM Hey man. I’m back stateside. Let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll put my feelers out. Hope things have picked up for you Nope. more drama an bulshit then u could imagine. If u got

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Trees by Anonymous

Sep 16, 12:14PM Hey man. I’m back stateside. Let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll put my feelers out. Hope things have picked up for you Nope. more drama an bulshit then u could imagine. If u got

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Be Here Nowish: an interview with Alexandra Roxo and Natalia Leite

The Age of Aquarius barely survived Reaganomics. Everything from kale to kundalini has been re-branded. Millennials soul searching can’t tune in and drop out without being reminded of tremendous student debt, environmental catastrophe, or that the NSA is monitoring their

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Be Here Nowish: an interview with Alexandra Roxo and Natalia Leite

The Age of Aquarius barely survived Reaganomics. Everything from kale to kundalini has been re-branded. Millennials soul searching can’t tune in and drop out without being reminded of tremendous student debt, environmental catastrophe, or that the NSA is monitoring their

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