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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.