Where Have All the Good Boys Gone

Cities hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic are running out of cats and dogs to adopt, Bloomberg reports: Muddy Paws Rescue and Best Friends Animal Society are reporting shelters they work with are either all out of or almost out of cats and dogs after a surge in applications of as much as 10-fold inContinue reading “Where Have All the Good Boys Gone”

Mike Davis on The Dig Podcast

“Before I get to the question of whether capitalism is biologically sustainable or not, let’s get straight to the biggest issue of all: incipient genocide. During the high Cold War, there was not a person on earth that wasn’t important to the struggle between the two superpowers, and both superpowers advanced visions of progress forContinue reading “Mike Davis on The Dig Podcast”

"A Blog Post About the Time I Got Psoriasis on My Dick, Diarrhea, and COVID-19," by Jacob Bacharach

Until my senior year of college I had beautiful skin, and then my Ashkenazi heritage caught up with me, the dry cracks and unflatteringly rouged cheeks of all those generations rolling their carts into the Pale of Settlement flew out of my ancestry and onto my face and hands and, worryingly, onto a persistent littleContinue reading “"A Blog Post About the Time I Got Psoriasis on My Dick, Diarrhea, and COVID-19," by Jacob Bacharach”

Blood Sacrifice

On Monday night, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick told Tucker Carlson that he and other older people would be willing to risk their lives to help the country “get back to work.” “Those of us who are 70 plus, we’ll take care of ourselves. But don’t sacrifice the country,” he said. “No one reached outContinue reading “Blood Sacrifice”

"Store Shelves Empty but for Long-Stemmed Roses," A poem by Katryce Lassle

If you’re reading this from the other sideI hope I’m famous thereI hope I’m hereFor the right reasons They halted production on the current season of BacheloretteAnd the German Big Brother cast has no idea this is happening, they’re safestWhere they are, I wonder where their heads will beWill they live-stream letting them out, breakingContinue reading “"Store Shelves Empty but for Long-Stemmed Roses," A poem by Katryce Lassle”

Some (musical) encouragement for the earth fam from Mark Warren Jacques

“My name is Mark Warren Jacques. I am an artist and musician living in Leucadia, California. A couple days ago while self isolating and locked in my house, nursing a cold (hopefully not COVID) I started feeling a little stressed out about the Pandemic currently at hand in the world. I decided to bust outContinue reading “Some (musical) encouragement for the earth fam from Mark Warren Jacques”

"Family Estrangement During a Pandemic," by Erin Taylor

Last June, I made the decision to cut off my Dad, who still lives in Oklahoma with my Mother and little sister. This week, in light of the fast spread and high death rate of Covid-19, I made the decision to open up lines of communication, in case my mother, an “essential” employee, catches Covid-19Continue reading “"Family Estrangement During a Pandemic," by Erin Taylor”

"Anxiety and Action Amid the Plague," by Lucy Diavolo

It was a cold, clear night on the bay as the boat headed south from Oakland. Athena, seated at the front of the small vessel, steadied her nervous knee with her hand. She told herself the chill was what made her shiver, but she wasn’t cold in a hazmat suit, even as they sped acrossContinue reading “"Anxiety and Action Amid the Plague," by Lucy Diavolo”

"Everybody’s TK for the TK," by Brent Cox

Lost in the headlines of the crisis was the death of the weekend, who passed away on March 14 at the age of maybe as much as 112. Who can say? It is popularly believed that the weekend was created in New England at a cotton mill in 1908 as a concession to some workersContinue reading “"Everybody’s TK for the TK," by Brent Cox”