"Outside the concrete stretched into the distance, there were more words, wherever you looked words hung in the air, they rose from the concrete, they shone from building to building, it seemed the whole city in its words was burning."

—Excerpt from “The Last Boat” by Bruce Lawder in the latest issue of Little Star Weekly. Download the app to read the full story. 

V as in Victor — July 23, 2014: “The Best of V, 3.1” 
A sampler of the best V as in Victor pieces from the last few months.
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Next City: Forefront, Issue 120. “Access” — The All-Ages City, the ‘poor door’ explained, gentrification on film, science of sludge & more
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The Awl Weekend Companion
"Jitters": 9/11, Selfies, Sex, Instagram, SEO, Keywords, LOL, ROTFL, LMBO.
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Little Star Weekly — July 25, 2014
This week: daughters. A daughter steps away in Bruce Lawder’s story, a mother traces her solitude in Nina Bogin’s poem, and in our second part of Randi Ewing’s “Old Toad,” wandering summer days and dogs demarcate a family’s history. In Little Star Gallery, summer curator John Zinsser brings us Rico Gatson. Download the app to read. 
V as in Victor — July 16, 2014: “Professional Baseball” 
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Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading:”The Dirty Kid” by Mariana Enriquez
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"I like the neighborhood. No one understands why. But it makes me feel precise, daring, sharp. There aren’t many places like Constitución left in the city, which, except for the slums on the outskirts, has grown far richer and friendlier—it’s intense and enormous, still, but easy to live in. Constitución isn’t easy or friendly, but it’s beautiful, with all its old buildings that stand, now, like abandoned temples, occupied by infidels who don’t know that praises to the gods were once heard within those walls."

—Excerpt from “The Dirty Kid” by Mariana Enriquez in the latest issue of Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading. Download the app here.

Christ and Pop Culture — Shopping Mauls
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Travelers’ Tales: Tales to Go No. 5—India, France, Cambodia, Namibia: What could they have in common? (Answer: You. Issue No. 5 is now boarding).
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1/100, Issue 49. “Shadows” Download the app to read.
Serious Eats — The Ice Cream Issue — is out and available for download!
Want to make ice cream at home? All the essential techniques in our new magazine issue!