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ISSUE 33: A quick tour of the latest TV, food and academic trends, with more poetry to boot. #ThinkAboutIt.

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ISSUE 32: Cat photos, drugs and cartoons: nothing is off topic for the critics at the EastWesterly Review. U CAN HAZ SMARTZ.

ISSUE 31: Whether he's translating from the French or translating from Bean, E.W. Wilder is here to make sense of it all for us. Tat Maibbi lets us know what's really going on at the "fourth meal," L.A. Jacan gets (Sesame) street, and intern Geoff Doulton is untested out of the paddock. Felicity Sherazz has spent too much time in the suburbs watching HGTV and the EastWesterly Review Dada Cluster take on William Cullen Bryant. Bring the outside in.

ISSUE 30: E.W. Wilder is in fine form in this issue. Not only is he continuing his work with the poems of Bean Newton, but he's also spending a lot of time in comfy box seats looking down on the stage. No, we're not jealous at all, sitting here in our gray fabric cube. Xaveria Hollandaise finds the steamier side of literature (beyond the Tropic of Capricorn even), Kellan Kaulkner mashes up gets her TMZ in her Yoknapatawpha, and Lael Ewy summons Marianne Moore. Get the popcorn.

ISSUE 29: Blank RandFyne gets rational and Stella Challer-Hocker finds comfort reading about comfort food. Discover poetry by Bean Newton (perhaps written in the wee small hours), Charles V. Gustavsen (undoubtedly sent from his iThing) and Cud (a poem found with J. Dodger's papers). Put down the pepper spray.

ISSUE 28: Norma Perfect goes shopping, Walker Miller-Busch goes drinking, Walter P. Crysisler goes 'round the track, and Giovanna “Bookums” Barticelli goes to the Shore. Discover poetry by Whip Shitback, Jennifer Heinicke and Christin Call. This round's on the house.

ISSUE 27: Beckstein O'Rushbaugh and Dischragg D'Sudza have a modest proposal, Sarah Tonnen rocks out with OC/DC, and our latest intern is making a list and checking it twice. Discover poetry by Bean Newton, "Ramblin'" Tom Eliot and Christin Call; the Dada Cluster is in the badger-hole. Knock three times, then enter.

ISSUE 26: Rand M. Friedmann celebrates corporate personhood, Shelly Purdy-Dish reviews a musical odyssey, and we know what our intern is doing this this summer--and it won't be for us. E.W. Wilder is back with more Bean while the Dada Cluster takes on Poe. This issue for hire.

ISSUE 25: E.W. Wilder goes singing in the rain, Norma Perfect is waiting for Gubar, and Shelley C. Monsky-Sixx is dancing with the seniors. E.W. Wilder brings the Bean while Mary Ocher offers four poems. Thrill, baby, thrill.

ISSUE 24: Tal R. Bab-El unveils his plan for the Middle East, Mary Chino-Cherry reveals the newest in liberal listening and Josh Olson remembers JX Williams. E.W. Wilder is back with more Bean, Elmer Glengergleng tries a sestina, and the EastWestern University Dada Cluster ruins Wordsworth. You asked for it.

ISSUE 23: Mary Chino-Cherry finds that tube of cookie dough isn't just a cigar, C.S. Denton observes family values according to John Waters and Geoff Slates watches Kim Kardashian as a prison warden on the TV. Lael Ewy and Jodi Drinkwater provide poetry; Drinkwater adds her visual art. E.W. Wilder has more from Bean Newton and the EastWestern University Dada Cluster also tackles Gov. Sarah Palin. Read a "vast variety of sources."

ISSUE 22: Special Correspondent T.S. DeHaviland reports from the campaign trail, Cunny Hustard finds the seven habits of highly effective existentialists -- or not, and Marcia Anthony-Meadows digs in the vaults. E.W. Wilder presents more poems from Bean Newton and Melissa Thompson keeps on bringing up that ol' mess. You can let it go now.

ISSUE 21: E.W. Wilder prefers not to (are we surprised?), Mary Chino-Cherry is tall enough to ride all the best American authors cast in wax, and Hillary Hardcore gets all geek on yo' ass. The Consortium of Concerned Satirists shares their screenplay which is oddly familiar. Jodi Drinkwater's art and poetry, plus more from Bean Newton and the EastWestern University Dada Cluster await you. No waiting in this queue.

ISSUE 20: E.W. Wilder puts Al Bundy on the couch, P.B. Wombat goes to church, T.S. DeHaviland goes south, and Hillary Hardcore raps with a Russian. Poetry by Bean Newton and more from the EastWestern University Dada Cluster may lead to chafing, night sweats, and poisoned carrots. You've been warned.

ISSUE 19: E.W. Wilder takes on Prufrock as only he can, Stan Wankey finds sweet revenge, Moira Baumhauer finds one redeeming aspect of Camille Pagilla, and some guy really loves his barely legal porn. (Don't ask us: we just found it.) Poetry by Bean Newton (introduced by editor E.W. Wilder), three poems by Christin Call, and the beginning of a serialized novel by Kathleen Davis make this an issue to remember. Dive in.

ISSUE 18: Annie Prada-Klein gives J.C. the straight eye, T.S. DeHaviland gives us a 1-2-Punch+Judy, C.S. Denton enters Jerusalem, and Francine DuBois drinks, just a little, for your betterment. Poetry by Bean Newton (introduced by editor E.W. Wilder), three poems by Anthony Liccione, and a parody of T.S. Eliot by Jennifer Heinicke wind up the issue. Buck up, little soldier.

ISSUE 17: Evolution gets saved by P.B. Wombat and the Foundling Theory Fund, Dave Maass and Johnny Aryee find the heart of darkness has a good beat and it's easy to dance to, Burke Burkean finds Freud on celebrity faces, Serge Roganav ponders the death of Soviets and humankind, and C.S. Denton takes on the anti-gay agenda of Orson Scott Card. Poetry by Bean Newton (introduced by editor E.W. Wilder) and three poems by the EastWestern University Dada Cluster show you the unrealized beauties of Babelfish. Get lost in the translation.

ISSUE 16: A new issue is music to our ears. Sisyphus "Retread" Jones talks about the work of A Tribe Called West and Kathleen Davis bemoans the state of modern music. Prefer some action? Try MacGyver or Babette's Fist -- Kathleen Davis and Izzie Hardawan have critical examinations of both. Poetry by Bean Newton (introduced by editor E.W. Wilder) and four experiments by the EastWestern University Dada Cluster show you why never to turn on AutoCorrect. Get it straight.

ISSUE 15: Who piped in the Kraftwerk? P. Wonkstein, M. Blodgett and F. Deathshead write about an automated meaning machine and E.W. Wilder brings Pierre Derriere's short fable about the "New Machine" to English readers. Even some of the chats unearthed by Seamus Lennon and Miki Lang deal with the frustration of sitting behind a computer instead of providing face-to-face assistance, but some of them are just creepy or cruel. Norma Perfect discusses Madame Ovary and Hillary Hardcore spends Christmas with Mittens DuBois-Dugan talking about rap and politics. Poetry by Bean Newton and Christin Call make the issue complete. Advance and be mechanized.

ISSUE 14: E.W. Wilder wins the prize for tying spontaneous generation to literature. Stan Wankey sacrifices for us all and watches Flox for a special report. Mari Bucholz begins the search for the king of the postmodernism prom and Seamus Lennon and Miki Lang discover the horrors of leaving snarky librarian assistants unattended at a chat program. Poetry by Bean Newton, Kathleen Davis, and Melissa Thompson round out the issue. Find the weapons of mass instruction.

ISSUE 13: Mary Chino-Cherry pulls up a seat at the bar with The Real World: The Lost Generation, E.W. Wilder opens his inbox, and Kathleen Davis picks apart both the slacker and the modern romance novel. Poetry by Bean Newton, Lael Ewy, Kathleen Davis, Christin Call, and two found poems add that special touch of class we all love. Join us: the first drink's on the house.

ISSUE 12: P.B. Wombat ponies up to the idea of a cowboy church, Stan Wankey explains "Roman Fever" (or was that roamin' fever?), and Y. Knott Wundyr reviews Bejezus Butter Rum. Editor Lael Ewy and Cathy Peterson provide commentary on the war with Iraq and life back in America. Poetry by Bean Newton, Brick Shitgas, Charlton Metcalf, and AOL IM user 2kewl4skool5643 round out the issue. Lasso up a seat and enjoy yer thinking, pard'ner.

ISSUE 11: Hethaniel Dammit provides the Review's first play. Stan Wankey provides a tummy-ultuous review of an art exhibition while Bijou Ubu has breakfast. Lael Ewy imagines EWR as a corporation in the post-Enron era and Pritchard Lawson goes through his mail. E.W. Wilder gives a memorable introduction to a poem on stoats by Bean Newton, Joel Ewy stumbles on a hit-and-run, and Kevin Himes just hangs out in L.A. Embrace your inner stoat.

ISSUE 10: The Critical Review Issue: There are times you just can't fight the consumer culture, so you best be ready for it. Chuck J. Sticker shows us what to look for as Christianity meets technology. Stan Wankey and Shemp Dank talk tunes, and P.B. Wombat, Y. Knott Wundyr, and Alistair Ulster look at some of the most talked-about books this shopping season. E.W. Wilder has selected a particularly angry poem by Bean Newton from the archives for us and the fresh voice of Christin Call rings out loud and clear. Be an informed consumer.

ISSUE 9: Norma Perfect and Sem-Anther Sorely go shopping, Broadbrush Brightley taps his hooves, Angelina Potowski-Smith-Weaver-Ash explodes theories (but thoughtfully tries not to get any on the carpet), and Sharla DeFresno and E.W. Wilder watch TV -- on different levels. E.W. Wilder defines bu'gly as Bean goes Ginsburg on your ass. Wilma Butt-Hoyle Waits, D. Thomas Zimmerman, and Regis N. Kelly revise a few good Englishmen while Keesha Z. Goldberg digs through her desk. Find some treasures.

ISSUE 8: D. Riller Naxer and Reginald F. Chuffley look to the future and argue for radical changes in the literary and academic worlds -- you'll understand why Beowulf, the Bible, and "blah blah blah" may be all that matters. Francine DuBois and Hillary Hardcore go from ancient Greece to Jay-Z's New York pad in search of girls, girls, girls while E. Myron Iron dishes about Papa Hemingway's Cafe. Charles V. Gustavsen revels in vile thoughts about Microsoft, so everything's back to normal. Bean Newton shares his "Nausea," Jennifer Heinicke goes poet-watching, Melissa Thompson takes notes like a good little, and Ted Apps just is, man. Feel it.

ISSUE 7: Like the rest of the world, we felt the need to respond to the attack on America on September 11, 2001, with essays by Kathleen Davis, John Fraim, and E. W. Wilder, and a found poem by Rita D. Costello. Fear not, though, the typical EastWesterly Review offerings are in full force. Let intellectualism be your escapism.

ISSUE 6: Two Foundling Theory Fund updates (both attempting to get to the bottom of things), an interview with America's only autistic film director, homoeopathy and Romantic literature, optional death in postmodern narratives, castration anxiety in Fellini, and a deconstruction of an orange juice label, more Bean and Gustavsen, and an update to Any Coincidence Is awaits you. Continue your education.

ISSUE 5: In Issue 5, we tackle AIDS and free verse, theories for Christian fiction, lexical innovation, and postmodern analyses of aerobics vs. swimming. E.W. Wilder examines Bean Newton's experimental mode and shares three poems and two drawings by Newton. Two short stories and a serialized novella by Daniel Callahan are sure to please literature fans, as will Jana Dioia's villanelle. Meanwhile, Francine DuBois attempts to revive Buridan's ass. Godspeed.

ISSUE 4: We may have lost the popular vote, but we're winning in the Electoral College with this more worldly issue. From India to the former Soviet Union to the South Pacific to the United States, our critics examine subjects as varied as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Tammy Faye, Jack London, Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, and "godman." We're also pleased to announce and publish the winners of our "Best of the Workshops" contests, more Bean poems, and with artwork and poems by Melissa Thompson. Happy thinking.

ISSUE 3: It's our unofficial election special, with several articles and a few poems dealing with George W. Bush in ways CNN and NPR dare not: Hillary Hardcore analyzes the relationship between the Bush dynasty and rap music, Mittens DuBois-Dugan focuses on the Bush brothers and the Bible, and P.B. Wombat reads Revelation with Bush in mind. Bean Newton explores different ideas of America and Melissa Thompson dredges up her ode to former President George Bush from 1991. We also have a slew of things completely unrelated to the campaign, so fear not. Just dig right in.

ISSUE 2: An interview with Sisyphus "Retread' Jones and an analysis of a Godard trilogy highlight this poetry-filled issue. Other articles on eBay, Pokemon, Martha Stewart, and working class culture round out this issue. Also features poems by Bean Newton, Charles V. Gustavsen, Daniel Dyer, and Norma Perfect. Go to it.

ISSUE 1: Our first issue kicks off with articles dissecting Star Wars, JFK Jr., Gumby, Britney Spears, and the automatic transmission. This issue also features poems by Bean Newton, Charles V. Gustavsen, and Francine DuBois. Analyze your pop culture influences.