[Sound Maven] Meet Taarkus

Get to know the band with a heavy sound, and even heavier themes. Taarkus is an ascending doom metal band from the L.A. area consisting of Stephanie Sallee (vocals, flute), Emma Maatman (organ, backup vocals), Zak Esparza (lead guitar), Greg Howell (guitar), Anthony Tetrow (bass), and Ricky Mendoza (drums). The sextet uses the haunting conduit of sludgy, psychedelic metal to …

Fox Party

by Christine Stoddard   Christine Stoddard is a writer and multimedia artist from Virginia. Broadly, the inspirations for almost all of her works are history, folklore, and memory. The impetus is often social justice and the pulse, feminist magic. A Puffin Foundation emerging artist, Christine edits Quail Bell Magazine, her favorite brain child. Please follow and like us:

Portrait of a Lady

submitted by Pallavi Banerjee     From the artist: There is a story behind every art work. The medium of this art work is acrylic paint. In the painting “Portrait of a Lady,” the “Lady” is representative of all the women around us. The various colors being used in the art work symbolizes the multiple facets of a woman. A woman can …

My Year of Misandry: Bastard out of Carolina

by Jessica LeAnne Jones Nearly two centuries ago, a niche genre emerged from the post-bellum South called Southern Gothic. Writers like Flannery O’Connor, Tennessee Williams, and Harper Lee warped stereotypes of the South, setting a twisted story of redneck eccentricity against a lush backdrop of Southern landscape. Continuing with that tradition is Dorothy Allison with her semi-autobiographical novel Bastard out of …

Meta World News: Poetry and Other Stuff…

by Janea Wilson This month I’ve been really focused on poetry since that is my obsession concentration, but also because it’s National Poetry Month. My graduation is just around the corner but I return to academia in the fall. An MFA in poetry. What a way to make a buck. I wasn’t able to take any creative writing workshops this semester since I added a …