• The Lonely Issue
    February 2017 #37
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    • Cover photo by Kashi Tamang

    • Black Data While registering people to vote, Ishmael Bishop learned why the black radical tradition includes a big dose of skepticism towards big data.

    • Wearing Google Cardboard to Watch the Revolution Virtual reality devices like Oculus Rift place you at the center of another universe..

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    Table Of Contents


    KALA Releases L.O.T.O. The Brooklyn-based artist and club party staple’s new EP is a disorienting call to arms.

    Loneliness inaction

    Stealth Care by Ruby Brunton

    On Leaving the House

    Showing up at the protest requires leaving the house. Sometimes that’s easier said than done.

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    Alone with Molly Soda

    “Our deepest feelings aren’t the worst ones but, sometimes on the way down, we encounter scary patches.” Elizabeth Newton on learning to meditate.

    Practice Doing Nothing

    by Elizabeth Newton

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    Why do I feel compelled to move to a new city every six months?

    Home Is Where You Have To Be

    by Robin Babb

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    Masturbating doesn’t always feel like fireworks. Sometimes we cum just so we can sleep.

    Cum Before the Anxiety Sets In

    by Lena Solow


    After switching to they/them, 90s baby cartoons like Rugrats helped me figure out who to be.

    Born Again Genderqueer, Raised by Memes

    by Haley Markbreiter


    Check out this Bash Back! inspired bomber I can think of a couple kids who would love to their hands on this one.


    A House In Oakland A tight-knit group create shelters for the homeless in an innovative and reproducible way, direct action.


    Watch: “Jones” by Goon Soul about a night with a lover in the underbelly of Montreal’s club scene.

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    Without Tenderness We Are in Hell

    Watch: “Hollywood Babylon” by XUXA SANTAMARIA Plus: Sofía Córdova on creative labor as a means of survival.


    Cameos Kashi Tamang, Masha, and Chinwe Okona talk looks, lonely, and horoscopes.

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    Dan Knows Best by Dan Allegretto

    Joe Shit the Rag Man

    TFW you find out your childhood monster is just a nice normal dude.


    It was just going to be a couple of hours and a few hundred bucks. But when he asked me to spend the night, I happily said yes.


    by Alex Wolfe


    Post-Apocalyptic Sensuality Watch the new music video “Green Light” from Pamela_ and her sons.


    Strong Hearts to the Front A video invites people to join the struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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    Sunday Afternoon at the Red Hook Record Store

    Horoscopes by Corina Dross

    February 2017

    Eclipse season always ups the ante.

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    Letters by Ripley Soprano

    Lonesome Town

    This is The Lonely Issue, in which we play broken telephone with our feelings, hoping one of us will find a grain of truth in the chaos.

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