• The Demo Tape Issue
    February 2014 #1
    Demo tape cover art 16 9

    Table Of Contents

    Providence 1

    In the summer of 1992, one of our neighbors who lived in the two-family house across the street, hosted The Summer Olympics for us. She, an addict and mother of two, and her friend Brenda with the bleach blond hair, gathered all us kids up and created rules and races and even bought a dozen plastic gold medals from the dollar store to give out to the winners.

    The '92 Summer Olympics in Providence, RI

    by Laura Marie Marciano

    Precarity 1
    We Do Dumb Shit for Money
    Housemate allthree

    Quick Tips! How to be more passive-aggressive than your passive-aggressive housemate.

    The lego movie 2014 wide

    4½ Reasons To Watch the LEGO movie. It’s good!

    Supperclub2

    There is an anarcho-nihilist supper club in Chicago. And yes, it is as crass, depraved, and delicious as it sounds.

    Seven Courses of Profanity

    by – Anonymous

    Miranda2

    Craigslist Killer Confesses to killing at least 22 men she identified as “sex offenders”.

    Nola 1
    Harold Hernandez
    Playlist

    Playlist: Sentimentality. Group therapy for Valentines’ Day where we listen at the same time and say “yep” and keep not cleaning our rooms.

    Hocweb

    Sex Tips! Just watch House of Cards and conspire to step all over everyone else if that’s what it takes.

    Lightvisions

    I was too broke to afford an entire tarot deck, and my money spells were fizzling, so I decided to write for Mask.

    Seeing in the Dark

    by Zoe Addison

    Brutus

    A tale on making the leap to adulthood and falling short. How can you cope when growing up is just as terrible as you thought it was?

    Brutus

    by Jason Christian

    Veganfoodcover 2

    Winter isn’t giving up ... what better way to surrender to this relentless season than keeping it slothy with comfort foods? These three recipes will help soothe the winter malaise. And by soothe we mean food, baby.

    Comfort Foods Will Get You through This

    by Roxanne Baker

    Wastingtime web

    Wear: fashion staples for 2014 Basically, black shirts with depressing post-care sort of stuff printed on them.

    Sextoys

    I don’t necessarily need an excuse to buy new sex toys, but hey, it’s Valentine’s day, so I guess I’ll take one. Whether you’ve never had a vibrator before or you’re running out of storage options for your collection, there are some important things to know when purchasing sex toys. Lucky for you, I’ve taken all of the guess work out of sex toy shopping and made a handy-dandy guide to all of the things you should keep in mind.

    Ditch the Roses

    by Elena Kate

    Sicksadworld

    Internet Expedition: GIFY awards. Lierre Keith being transphobic. Net Neutrality losses, and oh so much more.

    Cover

    How to dress when your quarter-life crisis finds you preferring stylistic apathy over personal flare? These are the sartorial navigations of a wardrobe-conscious nonconformist.

    Learning to Match in Your Twenties

    by Courtney Guenveur

    Friends

    Want to know about a day-in-the-life of an escort? I received on-the-job training during my job-shadow in the sex business.

    A Peculiar “Friends with Benefits”

    by – Anonymous

    Advice

    Advice columnist Jenn Vicious answers your questions about depression, talkative partners, and “dropping out”.

    Advice by Jenn Vicious

    by Jenn Vicious

    Matilda

    Watch ‘High Maintenance’ the comedy about stoners, without the stoner comedy.

    Joseduran

    When I was twelve, our visit coincided with Lucas’s solo butchering career. Childhood memories of death in the Spanish countryside.

    Butcher Blood

    by José Durán

    Hipsters blurred
    Atoffice

    Letters by Hanna Hurr

    Makes No Difference

    What to do with our lives when our fantasies of a better world no longer cut it? A letter from the editors explaining the ideas and inspirations behind Mask Magazine.

    Dan 2

    Every john is looking to put something to rest, but good tricks keep them coming back. The story of meeting Dan, my highest paying return customer.

    The Man with a Plan

    by J.P. Tamang

    Orange is the new cell noinmate

    A run-through of the Netflix show, Orange is the New Black, as compared to the author’s own experiences with jail and prison.

    Wearing Orange

    by Carrie Feldman

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