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New Online Lit Mag :: The Straddler

The Straddler is an interdisciplinary journal of culture, publishing innovative criticism, essays, art, poetry, fiction and interviews, all of which aim to examine and transform their cultural context. Dismissing neither academically nor popularly informed criticism, The Straddler offers more than either, at present, provides.”

For even more on what this new endeavor means to be about, both editors Elizabeth Murphy and Dan Monaco have His and Her “say” on the matter to kick off the Spring/Summer 2008 issue.

Also on board – contributing editors include Ted Barron, Isabel Sinistore and Sarah Janoch, and web designers Monica Donovan and Michael Wysong.

Included in the inagural issue:

“Enough of Your Yankee Bloodshed,” an essay on Emily Dickinson by Dan Monaco

Poetry by William O’Hara, Elizabeth Murphy, and Frank Arthor Drake

Fiction by Greg Bennetts

“Let the Rhythm (and Melody) hit ‘em: 3 Communiqués from Classical Music’s Long March,” in which The Straddler sat down with a 35-year-old conductor who lives in New York City and asked him some questions about the health of classical music

Paintings by Mark Johnson

And the review “American Gangster: The Crime You Need When the Mob is Not Enough”

The Straddler: “Don’t fear what you do understand.”

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