The Brass Rat

The old curio-shop was half buried in the tumbledown tenement, it were as if some arcane force held the cement at bay, differential by its diminutive size. The man walked in the door and was greeted by a strange old man, the pawnbroker, who stood at the counter. Pawnbroker nodded; wordless and stoic as statuary. […]

Read More

The Iron Garden: Part.8

Museum The Partridge Museum was a massive building, a construct more akin to some kind of techno-futurist military compound than the staid and neoclassical constructs of the other buildings surrounding. Clair Andretti stood before the plain, unadorned facade of the massive, brutalist monolith and inhaled deeply. Excited, emboldened and hopelessly nervous. She hated being nervous. […]

Read More

The Iron Garden: Part.7

Anna gazed out the window and watched the people below, so tiny and distance-blurred. It was passe, she recalled, when viewing people from great heights, to say they looked like ants, but they looked like nothing of the kind. They were smaller than that, less vibrant, yet more noisy. How was it they could carry […]

Read More

The Iron Garden: Part.6

The city buzzed like a hornet’s bag as the young woman moved up to the tiny little concrete housing center. The outer facade, wind scarred and watermarked, diveted as the skin of acne’d youth. She knocked, stood a moment, her hands relaxing about the large cargo bag, slung about slender shoulders as wind skimmed the […]

Read More

Fergie, The Anthem and the Sensual Ego-tripping of Celebrity

Fergie, 8-time Grammy award winner and former singer for the popular band The Black Eyed Peas, debuted a unique take on The Star Spangled Banner at a NBA all-star game on the 18th of February. It wasn’t a success. Indeed, it was a flop so sizable that it’s aftershocks continue to echo throughout social media […]

Read More

Bedrooms of The Nation: A Brief Ontology of Youth Spaces.

It appears that there is a theme among a lot of “think pieces” within the last ten years or so, one that I certainly am not immune from[1]; These big-brand name article-mills, Twitter Blue Checkmark officialised pieces of writing often start out with an indulgent personal anecdote, then proceeds to a set of grandiose claims […]

Read More