Culture Rant: Issue 11 / Fall 2017

Yes, Survivor is still on and you should be watching it By Melanie Greaver Cordova   There was a time when I organized my life around the CBS hit show Survivor. I made special trips to the grocery store the night before, stopped going to yoga so I could be home...

Culture Rant: Issue 10 / Summer 2017

Finding Our Inner Sense: Representation and the Cancellation of Sense8 By the Lady and the Gamer   Authors’ Note: The Lady and the Gamer are thrilled at the news of the Sense8 two-hour season finale, but the sentiments shared here – written before the...

Culture Rant: Issue 9 / Spring 2017

To Be a Real Writer: Privileged Writing Advice By Monica Prince   A few weeks ago, Parrish Wilson, who hosts the Writing Vibes online writing group, posed an interesting question to the group, one that I’ve heard many an MFA ask a visiting writer: how often do...

Culture Rant: Issue 8 / Winter 2017

A Reflection on Chinese and Asian American Representation in Sci-Fi and Fantasy By Jennifer Liu A re we neglecting Asian American writers in the U.S. in favor of translated Chinese science fiction? The recent global phenomenon that emerged from the success of Liu...

“The Good News About Baskets” by Daniel M. Ford

There is a knock at your door. You open it. Standing there is a large, luxuriously bearded, fervid-eyed author, holding a slim case of DVDs. “Have you heard the good word about Baskets?” I ask, shouldering my way into your home, toward your TV. No, I...