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The Problem with America

The problem with America isn’t straight white men; it’s straight white religious wealthy racist men and women who’ve convinced low-income, middle-class, and upper-middle-class white people that they’re better than other races. Hating each other because of race distracts us from … Continue reading

May 18, 2022


“I used to live across the street from this giant old church, and it had a light on the front that always flickered. You couldn’t see it during the day, but at night it was annoying. It didn’t bother me … Continue reading

October 23, 2020


I’m naked. I hover my quivering anus over a rickety toilet with no seat, in a ten-dollar-a-night hut, on a picturesque island surrounded by glow-in-the-dark plankton off the coast of Cambodia. Moonlight illuminates my silhouette while suffocating humidity runs roughshod … Continue reading

October 22, 2020

How I un-stole my bike and got COVID —a short story

It’s 10:37 p.m. on December 15th, 2020, and I stand in a Subway sandwich shop off Crenshaw and Obama Blvd ordering a tomato basil chicken wrap. I usually go with a spinach wrap, but they’re out. What used to be … Continue reading

December 17, 2020

Child Magician Becomes Man of His Word… kinda

In the Fall of 1999, the shooting star of the Upper-Midwest sleight-of-hand and magical arts scene, Nicholas Anthony, was looking to make a name for himself and had a dream. So the young magician prodigy boldly claimed—to a non-Pulitzer Prize-winning … Continue reading

February 20, 2022
Go Fill Up a Passport… By: N.A. Vorderbruggen

Back in November of 2017, I was sitting in the Singapore airport waiting to fly back to Los Angeles. It was my first time being in the city-state. I was fortunate enough to have just headlined their first full-time comedy … Continue reading

March 16, 2019
My Grandfather’s Watch

My Grandfather passed away this summer. He was my mother’s father. There’s something about your mother’s father that feels more intimate. He passed while I happened to be back home in Minnesota for five weeks. I was on my way … Continue reading

September 5, 2018


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