The Potato Salad Incident: Kicked Right In The Spuds.

Why does Kickstarter like Potato Salad so much? Or how Potato Salad trumped our Tarzan comic book and the potato state. By Albert Frank Asker A slap in the face! That’s what it felt like when I read that the Idaho Potato Commission was going to fly Zack “Danger” Brown, the man who raised over…

Voting Is Broken : OPINION

By Cody L. I can vote. And I love that. But voting in America is broken. We broke it with identity politics. And social constructionism. But mainly, we broke it because the majority of Americans can’t seem to measure an idea using an objective standard. They can’t measure it because no objective standard prevails. Except…

PROMISELAND, Paul Richmond: ART EVENT

We stumbled across Paul Richmond’s works online and have been enjoying his vibrant passion for art over the last several months. We were thrilled to be able to chat briefly and learn more about one of his latest exhibition, PROMISELAND. Powerful stuff. These works strike close to our hearts, touching our memories with haunted visions…

Andrew Ploof : ARTIST FEATURE

We were fortunate to have the chance to chat with Andrew Ploof, an Idaho based spray paint artist who is finding satisfaction through his art while overcoming challenges place in front of him at the same time. I can’t recall exactly how I came across his work on Facebook, likely just in some of my…

So What: RANT

You don’t have to have a solution to know what you’ve got isn’t working. I don’t have the answers, but it’s clear that for too long we’ve cared more for ourselves than for each other. Sought riches before making the most of the wealth we already have. As a country, as a people, as a…

Infatuation: FICTION

By Hinsel Standing from the floor where I kneel preparing my bath I stare at myself in the mirror trying to see what it must be like to view me from the outside. Am I really as bad as I see myself ? I frown in contemplation, my eyes wandering the fleshscape of my body….

Can You Be Enlightened And Still Shop At Wal-mart?

There’s a wide range of possibilities along the spectrum of enlightenment, from the philosophically curious to the full blown unattached guru living in their hidden mountain cave, but until we shirk off this mortal coil completely we are all still beings of flesh and bone which as such require “things” to some degree or another….

SURVEY: Experimental Issue

Well…best laid plans and what not…. We didn’t have the content or the funding to launch Issue One as early as we hoped – but! undeterred we forged bravely ahead on our own dollar (and the bosses ink) to print a few hundred Experimental Issues which we distributed by hand across the Portland area and…

The Life Mortgage: FICTION

By Tyler Clark Redeeming a loan with a human life as collateral may not be so straightforward as repossessing a home or hastily-purchased jet ski, but the finance industry has more than enough creativity and talent at its disposal to find a legal means of dealing with the problem. Prison and hard labor were the…

Good Night, My Love: FICTION

By Kameryn James He can get quite energetic and restless at night. He shifts about or heads outside for fresh air in the pitch black. Often, he keeps me up. When he finally settles into bed, I run my fingers through his hair, my nails gently raking his tense scalp. His dark locks feel inhumanly…

Subversive Business: Tips From The Poor Man

Poor Man Brian is on the road this week and had some thoughts to share with all of you here at home in Idaho… As Tiffany’s laptop and pad bag is pulled from T.S.A. pre-check, I think about America. Look at us, we strive for mediocrity. There’s nothing like a cross country trek to show…

Lost On The Road To Los Suenos Chapter Three: FICTION

BEEP!! BEEEP!! BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP! “Get outta the road motherfucker!” ,a voice shrieks through the darkness beside me, its wake throwing me on my ass and out of my revelry. I hear the screech of rubber as a dark shape crosses the road, turning around. Dimly I see two yellow parking lights, like the golden eyes of…

Immediacy of the Moment: Your Joy

Where is your immediacy? If it lies in checking current notifications on that tiny screen, we need to talk. Serious shit is passing you by because your nose is buried there instead of exploring life, doing things, making things, and creating change (large or small – it all matters)! Think back to when you where…

Lost On The Road To Los Sueños Chapter 2: FICTION

Chapter Two *beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep Somebody take those damn fries out before the whole place goes up! Huh? Wha…? Oh. Not at the Wendy’s. Uh..oh…this looks like a hospital. *beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep Looking around things begin to unblur and I see the sterile non-color walls of the room around me in a dim half-light. Something must have happened for…

Breaking the “Mix-tape Mentality”

By Isiah Fletcher Music is a powerful sentience. It has the power to persuade; it has the power to subvert. My expertise in music comes from a background of playing (drumming in many contexts) and sinking hours of listening to the greatest groups around the world. Over the years my ears have honed in on…

I Hate Kids: A Rant

By R. Hembree I hate kids. I hate that they move slowly, without thought or concern for anyone with any actual place to go. I hate all of the space they occupy. And the messes they leave behind. And I hate all of the accommodations that are made for them and that they can scream…

Don’t Blame Technology: Opinion

This is the 21st century. By this time we were supposed to either be living in a blissful utopia or a post apocalyptic wasteland. Flying cars, hover boards, virtual reality, we should have had all that but instead we got phones that are smarter than us, hover-boards that don’t actually hover, and a reality that’s…

Ask Auntie Agony: Growing Pains

Dear Auntie, Why do girls always go for looks over personality? Confused Nice Guy Dear Confused, Some people are more interested in looks, regardless of their gender. Others are interested in humor, intelligence, relaxed temperaments, or overbearing personalities. I’ve even been asked out because I have a wicked collection of puns to inflict on people….

Lost On The Road To Los Sueños : FICTION

I made it. I’ve finally gotten to the point in my life after years of hard work and denial of self satisfaction that I’ve amassed just enough money to retire, living meagerly until I die…as long as that happens some time in the next 90 days. And with the way I feel right at this…

ASHES: A Poem

Words By Hinsel Sifting through the ashes of yesterday’s dream. Edges sharp and broken, a shattered glimmer hungrily gleams. Never touching anything, stumbling blindly forward through the dark. Oblivion left behind me, my savage salvage builds the cage that holds my heart.

Subversion: You Keep Using That Word. I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means.

sub·ver·sion səbˈvərZH(ə)n,səbˈvərSH(ə)n/ Noun: Subversion refers to an attempt to transform the established social order and its structures of power, authority, and hierarchy by persons working from within; also : refers to the processes by which the values and principles of a system in place are contradicted or reversed. The Latin root “subvertere” means “to turn…