Explaining Novelty T-shirts to My Mom
by Pasha Malla (10/18/2004)

Sestina: Posttraumatic Small-Talk Disorder
by Brooks Haxton (10/18/2004)

Kevin Dolgin Tells You About Places You Should Go In Europe: The Door to Hell: Paris, France
by Kevin Dolgin (10/17/2004)

Short Essays on Favorite Songs, Inspired by Nick Hornby’s Songbook: “Magic Carpet Ride” by Steppenwolf
by Jenny Klein (10/15/2004)

List: Prince Song or Inspirational Signage Outside Byron United Covenant Church?
by Michelle Orange (10/15/2004)

List: Names of Cheeses Inspired by Star Wars Characters
by Steve Krodman (10/15/2004)

How Past Girlfriends Could Have Changed History
by Brian Sack (10/14/2004)

THEM!: The Play
by James Erwin (10/13/2004)

Dispatches From a Public Librarian: Dispatch 11: An Interview With Josh, Who Is a Library Page, and Whose Name Has Been Changed
by Scott Douglas (10/13/2004)

Open Letters: An Open Letter to My Inner Child
by Kevin O. Cuinn (10/13/2004)

Sestina: Whitman’s Sampler: Killing the Father of Free Verse
by Daphne Gottlieb (10/12/2004)

Nicotine Kid
by Chris Ogden (10/12/2004)

List: Republican Dozens
by David Jasper (10/12/2004)

List: Titles of Hardy Boys Books in Which the Villain Could Have Turned Out to Be George W. Bush
by Martin Bell (10/12/2004)

List: Nine Lessons Learned From Baseball on the Radio
by Joe Lavin (10/12/2004)

Music Video Ideas That Unfortunately Will Never Be Filmed
by Scott Keneally (10/11/2004)

Hiking Safety Tips
by Jim Stallard (10/8/2004)

List: Early Incarnations of Fat Joe’s Instructional Dance Hit “Lean Back.”
by Lincoln Michel (10/8/2004)

List: Contenders Who Vied With Thunder From Down Under to Be the Featured All-Male Revue at Las Vegas’s Excalibur Casino
by Nancy Callahan (10/8/2004)

Short Essays on Favorite Songs, Inspired by Nick Hornby’s Songbook: “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen
by Jamie Allen (10/7/2004)

The Gettysburg Address, as Delivered by Rob Zombie
by Ryan Boudinot (10/7/2004)

Unsuccessful Movie-Merchandising Attempts
by Joe O'Neill (10/6/2004)

Scenes From a Blockbuster Action Movie Featuring a Technology Expert With Approximately My Own Real-Life Skill Level
by Sean Keane (10/5/2004)

List: What a Difference a Year Makes
by Nav Purewal (10/5/2004)

List: Alternative Names for
by Lukas Kaiser (10/5/2004)

List: Moons That Orbit Distant Planets or Female Birth Control Brand Names?
by Danny Gallagher (10/5/2004)

Open Letters: An Open Letter to Low-Cut Pants
by Claudia Ginanni (10/4/2004)

In Defense of the Chimpy Corollary
by Chris Steck (10/1/2004)

List: Some Possibilities in a Half-Hearted Campaign to Rename the Middle West
by Frank Bures (10/1/2004)

Expert Help for Your Fantasy Baseball Franchise: Tales of the Heckle, Part II
by Rick Paulas (10/1/2004)

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