Things American: Yeah Science Breaking Bad!


Like many, many others, we dived into the k-hole that is breaking down Breaking Bad. What follows is a series of gchat conversations between Jess Stoner and Carmiel Banasky about the show, its fiction connections, and our obsession.

Introducing “Things American”

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Introducing “Things American”: As you know, we’re fiction people. We’re American Short Fiction, after all. But Kurt Vonnegut warned: “Literature should not disappear up its own asshole, so to speak.” And, in truth, we’re also interested in the broader experience of what it is to be an “American”–that funny, fuzzy-edged word. Inspired by our determination to…not do what Vonnegut said, we’re introducing the “Things American” series […]

ASF Presents: Jess Stoner, Justin Sirois, War, Memory, Fiction


We’re super stoked about what’s happening tomorrow, April 18, at 7 p.m. at Domy, y’all—Jess Stoner and Justin Sirois are reading from their new books, neither of which we could put down. Jess’s I Have Blinded Myself Writing This is a striking work of fiction that explores memory, telling the story of a woman who loses part of her […]

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