Experimental

Straight Talk

Location

Chicago, IL
United States
US
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Zine Straight Talk
Date: 
2014
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In this zine, H. Melt interrogates "straight" as a word and as an identity. The experimental format presents a series of dictionary definitions involving permutations of "straight" (e.g., straight forward, straight shooter, straighten, straight and narrow, etc.) and lets the reader ponder the connotations.
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English
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H. Melt

Try Less Hard

Location

Chicago
United States
US
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Zine, Try Less Hard
Date: 
2009
Abstract: 
Try Less Hard is the story of a king and his owltopus. Try Less Hard is about leaving home, remembering the places that you have left, imagining the places you haven't been yet, and acquiring experience along the way. It's both funny and poignant, and there's a lot of meat in it. Try Less Hard is a philosophy for artistic collaboration. Definition #1: Try less hard is relying less on inspiration and more on process and collaboration. Try less hard is listening, being patient, being tolerant, being still. It is hard to try less hard. We sometimes fail when we try to try less hard. Try less hard is a work in progress. Definition #2: Try less hard is letting work direct itself, allowing the process to take its course. Try les hard is near the owltopi, fish coats and shores made of bread. It can be cultivated as a houseplant with the requisite constraints, collaboration, fertilization and many hours of work. It takes more time than trying hard.
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trylesshard.com

Artifice Magazine

Catalog Number: 
Magazine, Artifice Magazine
Date: 
February 2010
Issue: 
1
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Artifice Magazine is a nonprofit literary magazine published twice annually that aims, by context and content, to showcase creative work aware of its own artifice.
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English
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Abstract adapted from bottom of copyright page.
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21517843
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Artifice Magazine