Short Essays on Favorite Songs, Inspired by Nick Hornby’s Songbook: “Penny Lane” by the Beatles
by Kevin Lauderdale (5/23/2005)

Awkward Interloper of The Realm: Christmas Day With My New Girlfriend’s Family as a Circa 1982 Text-Based Computer Adventure Game
by Teddy Wayne (5/23/2005)

List: Reasons I Don’t Feel Like I’m Family When at the Olive Garden
by Matthew Rorem (5/20/2005)

List: Things That Are Just Barely Thicker Than Peter Gallagher’s Eyebrows
by Morgan Day Frank (5/20/2005)

List: Pickup Lines Used by Mario
by Christopher Doody (5/20/2005)

Lists, Here
by Christopher Doody, Matthew Rorem and Morgan Day Frank (5/20/2005)

Interviews With People Who Have Interesting or Unusual Jobs: I Ran the Scrambler: An Interview with Kim Engler
by Suzanne Yeagley (5/19/2005)

Sestina: Business Writing’s Silent Killer: Passive Voice
by J. Ryan Stradal (5/19/2005)

Open Letters: An Open Letter to the Couple Who Found My Panties in Their Yard Last Summer
by Sarah Johnson (5/19/2005)

List: Embarrassing Things That Might Happen to You While Using a Lightsaber
by Patrick Cassels (5/18/2005)

List: Ways in Which Free to Be You and Me Damaged My Future Relationships With Women
by Roy Futterman (5/17/2005)

List: Folk Instruments or B-Movie Monsters Fought by Gamera?
by John Holowach Jr. (5/17/2005)

List: Soup Blurbs
by Travis Cloud (5/17/2005)

Open Letters: An Open Letter to Geraldo Rivera, Who Witnessed Me Getting Fired for Stealing a Cherry Danish Two Summers Ago
by Corey Zeller (5/16/2005)

Dispatches From a Public Librarian: Dispatch 17
by Scott Douglas (5/16/2005)

by Rick Stoeckel (5/16/2005)

List: Movies Russ Meyer Could Have Produced to Make a Government’s Budget Process Appear More Exciting
by Matt Arnold (5/13/2005)

List: Jobs Mickey Goldmill Got Fired From Before Becoming Rocky Balboa’s Beloved Coach
by Jonathan Shipley (5/13/2005)

List: Tools or Actions in Photoshop That, Were They Applicable to Real Life, Would Prove Useful at Various Stages of a Relationship
by Michael Lascarides (5/13/2005)

List: Popular Singers Inspired by Fats Domino and Chubby Checker
by Dan Guterman (5/12/2005)

List: Fun Facts About Chinese President Hu Jintao, as Conveyed by American Culture
by Michael Ward (5/12/2005)

List: Things Heard During John Cage’s Folsom Prison Performance of “4’33”."
by Aaron Burch, Christopher Monks, Elizabeth Ellen, Jensen Whelan, Jim Ruland, Matthew Simmons, Melissa Bell, Pasha Malla and Steven Seighman (5/12/2005)

Rock and Roll, Thesaurusized
by Christopher J. Falvey (5/12/2005)

List: Comments Overheard at a Brainstorming Meeting Between Ted Nugent and the Editors of Gourmet Magazine Where They Were Discussing the Upcoming Book Gourmet Magazine’s Vegan Cooking With Ted Nugent
by Aaron Starmer (5/11/2005)

Sestina: Baghdad: The Disappeared Girls
by Marilyn Krisl (5/11/2005)

Comments Overheard At A Brainstorming Meeting Between Ted Nugent And The Editors Of Gourmet Magazine Where They Were Discussing The Upcoming Book Gourmet Magazine’s Vegan Cooking With Ted Nugent.
by Aaron Starmer (5/11/2005)

List: Three Items at the Supermarket I See in a New Way, Now That I’ve Read Some Books on Literary Theory
by Matthew Simmons (5/10/2005)

List: Song Titles, Before Editing for Language Efficiency and Clarity
by Jack Schneider, Moses Rifkin and Paul Sacchetti (5/10/2005)

Dispatches From Couples Therapy
by Jeff Drake and Wendy Molyneux (5/10/2005)

Kevin Dolgin Tells You About Places You Should Go In Europe: Switzerland’s Least Boring Street
by Kevin Dolgin (5/9/2005)

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