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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young R.E.M. Fan

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young R.E.M. Fan

Essay by

“Being out of my mom’s house for the first time, surrounded by more cosmopolitan people I couldn’t relate to, deeply unsure of myself, I bonded with these albums. They told me there was a world out there not just for me to revere but emulate.”more

Crackheads and Corn

Crackheads and Corn

Salad Days Revisited by

“The explosion of drugs like meth and crack in Rural America has torn away at the psyche of each and every small townmore

Go Says No

Go Says No

Fiction by

“I’m attached to the hazards of what I think rock and roll might be, meaning that my heart wants me to die before I turn twenty-eightmore