Santa Claus exists in many cultures, and his roots are not only pagan. The original Santa might have been an amanita muscaria mushroom shaman.
Intro to burning man 2019: It’s almost that time again. As I write this, the ‘man burns’ in 10 days. That’s what they say… you know, “burners”. It’s the best party I’ve ever been to. The best party I will ever go to outside of my own death (I presume). And I just feel lucky […]
2017 Wonderland Book Award nominee Jennifer Robin is a treasure of the Portland underground. Her work captures a menagerie of 21st century American characters, many of whom seem archetypal. In this interview, we discuss her books Death Confetti and Earthquakes in Candyland, changing Portland, and Facebook as a platform for artists.
An excerpt from Tony Vigorito’s third novel, “Love and Other Pranks”: “Merlin was certain he’d met the female version of himself, and he was in love, baby, in love like a fool in fretless free fall off a blackfoot daisy–bedazzled cliff, and my is that breeze refreshing! Sure, he was now an accessory to grand larceny, but that was nothing compared to this infraction.”