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100 WORD FILM REVIEWS / Once Upon A Time . . . In Hollywood

100 WORD FILM REVIEWS / Once Upon A Time . . . In Hollywood

This film is an eloquent love letter to the golden age of Hollywood while shying away from the romanticized aspects of the time. Though it may confuse true crime fans who are deeply invested in the Manson family story, it’s a wonderful bromance between two of America’s greatest actors. For those unfamiliar with the time (and the Manson family), do your homework—Tarantino doesn’t give much background. One minute you’re watching the characters be themselves, and the next, you’re watching them film an entire TV pilot in front of your eyes. Finally, the final 20 minutes torch your understanding of history.

ART / A Mashing, A Gathering / John Tuttle

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John Tuttle is a man who is passionate about truth and beauty. He is a journalist, photographer, and short filmmaker. His photography and digital artwork have been featured on such digital journals as The formercactus, Blue Marble Review, The Manhattanville Review, OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters, Drunk Monkeys, and Inlandia: A Literary Journal. He is the director and narrator for the short film 'The Amazing World of Insects' which won 1st place in the youth film category at the 2017 SkeenaWild Film Fest.

100 WORD BOOK REVIEWS / So Deadly, So Perverse Volume 3: Giallo-Style Films From Around the World by Troy Howarth

100 WORD BOOK REVIEWS / So Deadly, So Perverse Volume 3: Giallo-Style Films From Around the World by Troy Howarth

Troy Howarth’s third volume in the So Deadly, So Perverse series is a tome of information for film aficionados. Whereas the first two entries focused on familiar Italian Giallo films, the third one gives equal devotion to other lesser known entries and homages from different countries. Each entry includes a brief synopsis and information on home video editions. But it is in the reviews where the book really shines. Coupled with dazzling poster art and production stills, Howarth’s book will make you want to rewatch well-known films like Klute or Black Christmas or discover genre darlings like Tango of Perversion.

FICTION / Lemon Steam / Sequoia Hack

We ate the curd on toast, on crumpets, on scones, and over ice cream. I ate a spoonful a day, and I washed my face with it. I read ​Plumbing for Dummies ​and Mama helped me detach the water main so we could fill the bathroom pipes with lemon curd. Eventually, I showered in lemon and washed my hands with lemon and bathed in it once a week. It was as if I was back in Grandma’s kitchen, immersed in lemony nirvana.

ESSAY / The SAT's Can Go Fuck Themselves / Marni Berger

Eventually, I experienced what should have been statistically obvious: that getting into an Ivy League school had been easier for me than it is for most people, and some people, even with help, just can’t make it, even if “making it” is unclearly defined; this means, if you are an artist, your inability to score well on the SAT’s could easily align your art, and your sense of authentic self-expression, with failure, or maybe worse, meaninglessness.

POETRY / Crossing the Line / Carla Sofia Ferreira / Writer of the Month

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previously published in Glass: Poets Resist


Carla Sofia Ferreira is a Portuguese-American poet from Newark, New Jersey. Author of the microchap, Ironbound Fados (Ghost City Press 2019), her poems and book reviews live in such lit communities as Cotton Xenomorph; underblong; The Rumpus; and Glass. A recipient of fellowships from DreamYard Rad(ical) Poetry Consortium and Sundress Academy for the Arts, she is a co-editor for a forthcoming anthology of immigrant and first-generation American poetry whose proceeds will benefit RAICES. As a high school English teacher, she believes in kindness, semicolons, and that ICE needs to be permanently abolished.