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ISSUE 19 · SPRING 2021

Boston is creeping back to life. College students travel in packs. Traffic congeals in all the familiar places like crocuses pushing out along the Charles. The wealthy are moving back from their other houses and want the remodeling of their city home finished. The vaccinated flourish, stealthy and secure, singing It’s a new dawn / It’s a new day / It’s a new life for me / And I’m feeling good. ¹

But …

It’s been said that we must not fall back to the old normal because it wasn’t working for so many of us, that we lived in a world without meaning. Now, orbited by conspiracy theories and disinformation, reality and the world seem far more fragile. It doesn’t need to be that way.

“The ultimate hidden truth of the world is that it is something we make and could just as easily make differently.” – David Graeber

¹ Feelin’ Good, written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse.

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Nixes Mate Review Back Issues

ISSUE 18 · WINTER 2021

ISSUE 18 · WINTER 2021

Among the dislocated shoulders, insurrection, glaucoma, and skies the color and texture of overcooked oatmeal is a hope that the country survives, that the world survives …

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issue 16/17 covid 2020

issue 16/17 covid 2020

If 2020 could be summed up in one Twilight Zone episode it would be “Time Enough at Last” from season 1, starring Burgess Meredith as the bookworm who …

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Issue 15 · Spring 2020

Issue 15 · Spring 2020

Social distancing is a new literature, a bitter cup of surveillance and incompetance that asks us to accept our ruin with equnamity. We quarantine ourselves with tigers …

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Issue 14 · Winter 2020

Issue 14 · Winter 2020

Welcome to Issue 14 · Winter, 2020. Welcome to an uneasy winter of missiles and summer. Welcome to an uneasy winter of perpetual tardiness and procrastination. …

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ISSUE 13 · FALL 2019

ISSUE 13 · FALL 2019

Welcome to our 3rd anniversary issue. Goodbye to the summer of procrastination. Welcome to the fail of corruption, the veil of stupidity. Welcome to pocket door …

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ISSUE 12 · SUMMER 2019

ISSUE 12 · SUMMER 2019

Welcome to Issue 12 and the summer of treason, of treachery, of internment and concentration, of horror and Uranium 235, of tankers and drones, of obfuscation and incompetence, of poetry and prose. …

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