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2016 News & Features

Jessica Luther: On Writing Unsportsmanlike Conduct

To mark the release of Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape — the latest from our Edge of Sports imprint — we’re featuring a statement from author Jessica Luther on the importance of her work in the arena of sexual assault and sports.

“The Offer” by Kristen Petry

I ran into Linda, unexpectedly, the other day at Publix. She used to be pretty, but in her late forties, she’s all bloat, veneers, and Oxy eyes . . .

Tom Franklin’s Introduction to Mississippi Noir

To celebrate the release of Mississippi Noir, the latest from Akashic’s Noir Series, we’re pleased to share a glimpse at this state in conflict with itself with editor Tom Franklin’s introduction, “Welcome to the Bottom.”

“Dismal Holy Night” by Nicole Yurcaba

He’s defunct again. Lying on the floor, screaming about helicopters and LSD experiments. The man-child in his underwear, spread-eagled, crying to the ceiling, maybe even to the outside woods if they’re listening . . .

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