No Buts About It

Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons are problematic. So is the word many of its critics keep using. Over the past two years, I’ve become obsessed with buts. One T. The conjunction. Buts have always been around, but lately they are too visible, to commonplace. In the two days since the Charlie Hebdo killings, I’ve tried to kick this […]

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Carrie Rudzinski tours the Bay Area, then PNW.

Bicycle Comics author and 2014 WoWPS Finalist Carrie Rudzinski is touring the West Coast this month. She’ll be at the Berkeley Poetry Slam on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, and at San Francisco’s New Sh!t Show on Friday, June 6, 2014. Details on Carrie’s Tumbr. Later this month, she’ll tour through Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver with […]

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Announcing the 2016 Pushcart Prize Winners

Made you look! (Hey, at least we didn’t Rickroll you.) But seriously, WHY are the Pushcart dates so confusing? Here are some date inconsistencies that are less confusing than Pushcart Prizes: The groundbreaking TIME Magazine cover that hit shelves yesterday is dated June 9th. Anything that goes down between Dec. 21 and Dec. 31 happens […]

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The Venn Diagram of Internet Stupid.

There’s stupid, and then there’s Internet Stupid. Internet Stupid is way worse, but fortunately, it’s curable if caught early.

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This American Life and The Stories We Tell

Me, I’m a born storyteller. Honesty was never really my sport. -Artie Moffa, “The Ex and her Arrows” It’s tacky to quote myself, but that’s the line I keep coming back to when I listen to the This American Life/ Foxconn/ Apple Factory/ retraction. What, exactly, is a storyteller’s relationship to the truth? How many […]

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Bicycle Editor Turns Out to be Literate, After All

Bicycle Editor Artie Moffa recently had his letter published in the October 8th issue of The Economist newspaper. Artie wrote to poke fun at the–ahem–interesting layout choices the magazine/newspaper* made in their September 24th issue. SIR – The wry intelligence that characterises the writing in The Economist obviously extended to the layout of your September […]

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Artie’s Dirge in the Dark for Steve Jobs

I’ve been using and loving Apple products since I bought my Macintosh IIsi 3MB/40MB in 1994 with my babysitting/yardwork money. Steve Jobs brought a lot of magic to the world. -Artie “Apple Pie” A long, long time ago, I can still remember when the UNIX prompt could make me smile. And when the login didn’t […]

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