• The Masculine Issue
    August 2017 #43
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    • Step Outside Your Comfort Zone Professional boxer, LGBTQ advocate, and Buff Butch founder Patricio Manuel. Photo by Bibs Moreno.

    • The Queer Art of Fucking Your Friends The platonic/romantic binary is just as false as all the others.

    • Suffer Little Children The histories of youth incarceration and hospitalization in America are inseparable.

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    Table Of Contents

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    My special ed class consisted of troubled boys abandoned by society. In our collective defiance, we loved and supported each other like no one ever had.

    Special Boys

    by John Thompson


    Some might see Shia LaBeouf’s public life as a nonstop downward spiral. For Kylee V. Luce, he raises the bar for what we’re capable of.

    Man of Our Time

    by Kylee V. Luce


    Perhaps to eclipse is something we do. Perhaps an eclipse is something we become. Let’s allow the eclipse to be an invitation to be present, together, before the challenges we face.

    The Next Eclipse

    by – Anonymous

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    Who doesn’t daydream of new names with perverse joy about the possibilities of anonymous mischief?

    Call Me This Now

    by Tavi Killdeer

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    Scifi dystopias tell us the earth will soon be but a wasteland, and our future is in space. But in the midst of blasted landscapes, the mushroom thrives. Fungi offer a glimpse into potential forms of anti-capitalist life in the dirty depths of contaminated earth.

    The Future is Fungal

    by Lou Cornum

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    What happens when players undermine a game’s intended boundaries? In the Youtube series Car Boys, creators Nick Robinson and Griffin McElroy mine the glitches and misbehaviors of simulated bodies.

    Even Car Boys Have Soft Bodies

    by Sasha Geffen

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    Boxing, a Metaphor for Life
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    A Punch in the Face Brontez Purnell’s novel Since I Laid My Burden Down is a tale of homecoming and mourning that complicates stereotypes of the African American bildungsroman.


    Drew Zeiba maps the struggles of hair removal, the bounds of gender's often crushing weight, and what comes undone with each sharp graze of metal on skin.

    How to Shave Your Face, and Undo Yourself

    by Drew Zeiba

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    Horoscopes by Corina Dross

    August 2017

    The other world isn’t waiting on the other side of an apocalypse – it’s already growing like weeds through the concrete.

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