Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

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November 2014 News & Features

“Ain’t Living Long Like This” by Robert James Russell

“Do you understand?“ the man asked as he looked from the driver’s seat to the empty parking lot to the gas station at the other end. He couldn’t believe how quickly night had fallen. “Do you understand that this is a necessity?”

He waited for a response but got none. He looked at the large black duffel propped up in the passenger seat and sighed . . .

“Intuitive” by Carolyn Smuts

Psychics are fake. They are lying bullshitters who make a buck conning the stupid and the naïve. I’m no psychic. He thinks I’m intuitive. I’m not; he’s just a drunk . . .

Spotlight on AMSCAN and Scandinavia House

On Monday, March 14, Scandinavia House will host a launch event for Stockholm Noir featuring editor Nathan Larson. Today, Akashic is thrilled to spotlight AMSCAN and Scandinavia House with more information about their organization.