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Saudade art
By Adam Que

Melancholy abounds for a street that no longer exists, a neighborhood whose character has been too changed.

Song of Songs
By Mani Price

Legends make mythological love in an erotics of power.   

Removing the Poison
By Rachel Cuevas

A clean getaway from the past proves more formidable than originally thought.

Black-On-Black Crime is a Myth
By Craig Davidson

A tired, bigotry-veiled argument is fittingly upended.

Rooftop Scene from As An Act of Protest
By LeRoy Kangalee

Incendiary, confrontational, and necessary. The excerpt from a feature film that presents a relevant and challenging moral struggle.

Waris Ahluwalia x Dr. Dope, detail share
By Dr.Dope

Steady and stoic, he awaits his apotheosis.

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Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.

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