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January 2014

Editors’ Note<p><b>FICTION:</b><br>–I Want You to Stay, But I Need You to Go by Cyrus Vance<br>–Uncensored Sensory Box Episode 1 by Whit Pledger<br>–Your Away Message by …

My Breakup Letter to Nintendo

<b>BY MILTON MALESPIN</b><p>Breaking up isn’t always hard to do . . . at least when it comes to Nintendo’s newest offerings. PHOTO BY JAMES FLEETING<p>Dear …

The Palmer House

This slideshow requires JavaScript.<p><i>In Early Spring</i><p>Frank Lloyd Wright—knack for<br>glass, adept in wood, deft with<br>brick. Snow melts, grass …

I Want You to Stay, But I Need You to Go

Photo by Flickr user shesthereasonfortheworld. Used via Creative Commons attribution, non-commercial licensing.<p>I wish I could say that sitting there …

Editors’ Note (January 2014)

Dear reader,<p>Thank you so much for making the journey over to Cool, etc. We had a delightful time reading submissions and creating the first versions …

Saving Mr. Banks and the Cruel Dance Between Business and Art

A photo of Julie Andrews, Walt Disney and P.L. Travers at the Mary Poppins movie premiere in 1964. This photo was taken by Flickr User Ricky Brigante …

Kitchen Concert

Photo by Flickr User Seattle Municipal Archives. Used via Creative Commons attribution licensing.<p>Draped in<br>cobalt like the<br>night that’s nestled …

Her Silent Language

Content Warning: This piece contains depictions of self-harm.<p>Photo by Flickr User PostcardsfromYou. Used via Creative Commons attribution, no …

The Boston Marathon

BY NICK GREENE<p>Photo by Flickr User Wally Gobetz. Used via Creative Commons attribution, Noncommercial, no derivative works licensing.<p>More more …

Destiny’s Child Turned Me Into a Feminist

CONTENT WARNING: One of the songs cited in this article references sexual abuse.<p>Beyoncé’s influence on my feminism extends far beyond her newest …

Poem for Billy

One day, our paths will cross.<p>Perhaps it will be in a snowy park where<br>the reflections of blackbirds<br>scrape across the pond<br>and the silhouettes of trees …

The Rapture

Photo by Flickr User jasleen_kaur. Used via Creative Commons attribution, share alike licensing.<p>The thin line between love and hate<br>Is where you and I …

March Issue Submissions Call

THIS IS WHAT YOU COULD BE DOING RIGHT NOW! HOP TO IT! Photo by Flickr User jeffry james pacres. Used via Creative Commons attribution, no derivative …

Uncensored Sensory Box Episode 1

Photo by Flickr User Arti Sandhu. Used via Creative Commons attribution, non-commercial, no derivative works licensing.<p>Weakness<p><i>An object of special</i> …

Your Away Message

Photo by Flickr User IsaacMao. Used via Creative Commons attribution, non-commercial, share alike licensing.<p>Google search for something comforting on …

Candy and Car Crashes

Photo by Flickr User Jeff Adair. Used via Creative Commons attribution licensing.<p>On Friday, October 31st, a few years ago, I experienced my very …

Plea

Photo by Flickr User Nile Livesy. Used via Creative Commons attribution, noncommercial, no derivative works licensing.<p>Cut my hair and wipe me clean<br>If …