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A Wedding Toast by Katie Holmes’s Former Best Friend
by Jay Dyckman (8/1/2005)

Dispatches From Roy Kesey, An American Guy Married to a Peruvian Diplomat Living in China: Dispatch 21: Nanchang and Environs, Part I
by Roy Kesey (7/31/2005)

Sestina: A Sour Hour Spent With a Frozen Burrito in a Hot Oven
by Arthur Feldman (7/30/2005)

Interviews With People Who Have Interesting or Unusual Jobs: An Interview with Stephanie Parry, Former Hardware Technician
by Suzanne Yeagley (7/23/2005)

List: Things My Boss Said to Me Without Elaborating
by Isaiah Dufort (7/22/2005)

List: Special-Interest Bike Shops
by Marin Aldridge (7/22/2005)

List: Admirable Activities for Suburban Residents That Sound Wholly Unremarkable When Performed by Superheroes
by Tim Vanderburg (7/22/2005)

You Might Be a Redneck If …
by Trevor Seigler (7/22/2005)

Short Essays on Favorite Songs, Inspired by Nick Hornby’s Songbook: Hank Williams Jr.’s “All My Rowdy Friends.”
by Man Martin (7/21/2005)

Although I Like a Good George W. Bush Joke as Much as the Next Guy, Some of Them Seem Gratuitous and Mean-Spirited
by Matt Alexander (7/21/2005)

Sestina: Pound-Eliot Sestina
by Alfred Corn (7/20/2005)

Open Letters: An Open Letter to the Leader of the Ant Nation Residing in My Bathroom
by Joshua W. Jackson (7/20/2005)

The Boy in the Bubble Reviews New York City’s Most Fashionable and Trendy New Restaurants
by Joshua Yaffa (7/19/2005)

Sestina: Ad Campaign During Wartime
by Tobias Seamon (7/18/2005)

Famous Palindrome
by Aaron Belz (7/18/2005)

List: Twelve Sequels to Dances With Wolves That, Due to Monetary Constraints, Were Never Produced
by Eric Feezell (7/15/2005)

List: Things This One Girl Sitting Near Me in a Movie Theater Said Out Loud When One of the Characters Was Shown Pulling Into a Gas Station
by Conley Wouters (7/15/2005)

Disney Extreme Vacations
by Vince Licata (7/15/2005)

Anecdotal Leads for News Stories Reporting the End of the World
by Hart Seely (7/14/2005)

Dispatches From Adjunct Faculty at a Large State University: Dispatch 1: On Introductions
by Oronte Churm (7/14/2005)

List: Rides From the Amusement Park of My Collective Memory
by Mark Alexandre Fortin (7/13/2005)

Monologue: Morgan Freeman Buys a Pop-A-Shot Machine
by Greg Ruehlmann (7/13/2005)

List: Things Pandora Could Have Opened That Wouldn’t Have Produced Such Unpleasant Results
by Devin McGinty (7/12/2005)

Sestina: Coon Was Here
by Chip Livingston (7/12/2005)

International Pamphlets for Tourists: Great Moments in Azeri Baseball
by Andrew Golden (7/12/2005)

List: Unhelpful Clues Given by Jan-Michael Vincent During an October 1983 Taping of The New $25,000 Pyramid Where the Category to Be Guessed Was “Things You Do at a Party”
by Aaron Starmer (7/11/2005)

Open Letters: An Open Letter to My Ability to Lose Interest in Things Easily
by Douglas Greuloch (7/11/2005)

Excerpts From the Diary of an Aspiring Death-Metal Frontman
by Jesse Singal (7/8/2005)

List: My Personal Mottoes
by Brian Beatty (7/7/2005)

List: What to Think About When Two “Grown Adults” Come and Complain to You About How They Cannot Get Along With Each Other at Work
by Dave Best (7/7/2005)

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