06 Oct

AKA Dolphins

October 6, 2013

words by Phill Pappas

The newly granted rights of cetaceans exist mainly in their, “right to be left alone,” as in we, humans, should cease the killing and suffering of dolphins in any way, shape, or form.

05 Oct

The Social Crimes of the Catfish

October 5, 2013

Catfish: The TV Show, while on the surface purporting to be a show about bringing people together, is really an opportunity for viewers to witness the exposure and embarrassment (and thus punishment) of someone guilty of the social crime of lying.

04 Oct

Epitoky, or Glowing Worm Sperm

October 4, 2013

words by Stephanie Martin | illustration by Ryan VonMinus

One of the rather quirky scientists started talking about how it was almost the last lunar quarter of the year, which triggers his favorite event, epitoky. “What is that?” I asked. His response, “Three words: glowing worm sperm.”

03 Oct

Jellyfish, Grackles, or Ghosts

October 3, 2013

words by Carla Jean Jr. | illustration by Erin Baird

She had written about a jellyfish that was on a quest to meet the king of the ocean, a giant jellyfish that ruled over everything with its many long tentacles.

02 Oct

2 Poems

October 2, 2013

words by Franny Choi | illustration by Molly McClurg

“Mantis Shrimp (Order Stomatopoda): Lightning-fast predators with the most complex eyes in the animal kingdom. Their powerful limbs spear or club their prey using one of the fastest responses known to man. They can deliver a blow that is equivalent to the force of a bullet.” — BBC Science & Nature

01 Oct

From the Editor: The Animal Issue

October 1, 2013

This issue explores this relationship through various media, from different points of view, and different interpretations of the word “animal.” So join us for the next 16 pages and let’s celebrate our shelled, scaled, furry, feathered, finned, and, yes, thumbed friends in CAP 04: The Animal Issue.

26 Jun

From the Editor: The Space Issue

June 26, 2013

Without further adieu, or “blast off” puns, I happily introduce ISSUE 03: The Space Issue.

25 Jun

To Lose the Earth You Know, for Greater Coverage

June 25, 2013

Texting’s become a fairly trivial process: have an idea you need to communicate, but not verbalize; eschew email either due to its inherent air of professionalism or your relative distance from a laptop; keep under 160 characters; brace for response.

24 Jun

A/S/L to OKC : Online Dating from the 90s to Now

June 24, 2013

I was addicted to AOL chat rooms, spending hours in front of my Gateway computer talking to strangers and swapping fake photos. Don’t judge; you were doing it, too.

23 Jun

People I No Longer Know

June 23, 2013

Leandra: The band of weirdos I belonged to took her in immediately.

22 Jun

Front Yard

June 22, 2013

Regardless of their intent, the presence of lawn ornaments is a reminder that the desire to distinguish and express ourselves can be as instinctive and fundamental as having four walls and a roof over our heads.

21 Jun

Bynes vs. the Lens in the Court of Celebrity

June 21, 2013

As much speculation as there is about Amanda’s hair and appearance, the person who actually seems to be pulling the strings here is Amanda herself.

20 Jun

Against Square Space

June 20, 2013

The square privileges symmetry and simplicity above all else. The square laughs at your attempts to make your slightly off-axis photo look right… I am over the square.

19 Jun

Privacy, Safety, and Sacrifice in the Magnited States of America

June 19, 2013

When does a “No Talking” policy in a movie theater become less about courtesy for others and more about the policing of your experience?

18 Jun

from Giant Black Hole

June 18, 2013

We enter the wider world parallel the other, inching in uneven
swirls only to recede again into peripheral spaces. Hours pass and
each day, front of mind: what will I name happiness?

17 Jun

Lyrical Messenger

June 17, 2013

GZA seeks to inspire, and honestly, he’s probably got a better chance than Clifford Smith, the random eleventh-grade physics teacher at Jefferson High School in Dayton, Ohio.

16 Jun

Crispy Nugs: The Untold 420 Chill Story of E.T. the Extraterrestrial

June 16, 2013

When E.T. landed in Humboldt County, his dewy saucer eyes glowed with the tinge of killer bud. The weed grew high and swayed in the chill night air.

15 Jun

VaginAdvice: Addressing Your Vaginjury

June 15, 2013

So you’ve gone and lacerated your vagina. What now?