Volume III, Issue 3
The farmers said they left the building feeling dejected. Their application for a coffee export license had been denied by Anacafé a third time. The process started about six months before when Jorge, not a coffee farmer himself but a resourceful man who had offered to help, went to the Anacafé office to learn what… full story HERE »
Darren was taken in the night, just after the slaughter. Howie remained, though he had suffered a head wound. Those who committed the crime were almost certainly still in the area, but would be nearly impossible to find, for hiding was among their myriad talents. We had only one option: wait. They would be back.
Katie… full story HERE »
I’ve been thinking about prostitutes lately, as one does, right? Whores, harlots, prostitutes. Kind of like, “lions, tigers and bears, oh my.” But not exactly. Yes, that is what has been on my mind: ladies of the night, tarts, trollops. And, besides the obvious reason, DEPRAVITY, I am not exactly sure why. Perhaps it is… full story HERE »
The Surly Bartender voted for Barack Hussein Obama and wishes him well, but he’s not much accustomed to running his engines on hope. Rage. Bitterness. Righteous indignation. Beer. Any of these elixirs give his 12 cylinder spleen the fuel it craves and he turns over like a raging Lamborghini, but hope tends to gum up… full story HERE »
James Rodriguez, a Mexican – U.S. independent photo-documentarian has lived and worked in Mexico, the United States, Japan, Brazil and Guatemala. Based in Guatemala since 2004 he has been documenting several post-war processes in addition to current human rights and social justice struggles in the region. The photos selected here provide only a small window… full story HERE »
Your way of life is threatened. When most people say this they are talking both out of their own asses and in their own interests, but we mean it this time. We remember hearing this line shouted from every television for months after September 2001. We lived in New York City then and took the… full story HERE »
PETA-FILES, Part I
Holly Crawford, 34, of Shickshinny, Pennsylvania, was recently arrested for marketing “Gothic kittens” with ear, neck and tail piercings over the Internet. She has been charged with animal cruelty and conspiracy.
Crawford, a dog groomer by trade, was charged after the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Luzerne County received… full story HERE »
Aries: (March 21 – April 19) You will soon discover that ‘avoid direct eye contact’ is more important than ‘apply to affected area’ when it comes to fungal sprays. Contact a physician immediately
Taurus: (April 20 – May 20) Far too late you will learn that when he asked you to come along… full story HERE »
Paola is in her mid-thirties and has six children. She is deathly afraid to become pregnant again, but her husband wants more children. She is reluctant to have sex with her husband, and he is looking around for other women. He has threatened to leave Paola and their children if she does not submit, and… full story HERE »
Maybe this happens to everybody, but they just don’t talk about it. They’re probably afraid that if they mentioned it to anyone, they’d sound, I dunno, crazy. But it’s like this.
Sometimes I step outside the front door of my apartment, and suddenly find myself very confused by the world.
I’m not talking about large-scale issues. I’m… full story HERE »