ice tea and rotten vegetables

The world has finally started to act as if it’s summer. The air is hot and sticky, and everything happens in slow motion, moves in slow motion. And still we sweat and we sweat. My blood pumps slowly through my veins and my legs feel heavy as I sit in the sun wondering if I […]

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the marauder’s guide to cheap-ass german beer

The mission was simple. Five people, fifteen of the cheapest beers we could find, and a blind taste test. It was a cheap beer taste test because we were broke, and since we were almost always broke, we considered ourselves something of cheap beer experts. The good, the bad, and the ugly: we’d drank it, […]

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wagon wheel

I imagine that it went something like this. I was sitting in the red wagon, thinking about how I was freakin’ never going to get the money together to buy my own wagon (a room of her own, blah blah blah, etc etc). “Maybe I should just give up beer for a while, put a […]

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fuck shit up

The university is on strike. Not the professors, but the students. At least some of them are. Behind all the computers around me sit students, dutifully typing away at Word documents and Power Point presentations. It’s happening all across Germany this week: students aren’t going to classes and are going to open seminars, to protests, […]

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the f word

Here is another little piece resurrected from the never-finished These Are Our Weapons zine project of ought five, from the days when I was fresh off the boat here and taking care of snotty (in every sense of the term) five year olds for a living. Enjoy. “So you don’t like the American regime?” Tannus […]

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click click click

The last month my home has been graced by the presence of fellow dumpster warrior and photographer, Tara Stewart. We’d been scheming for months about what to do during her visit, one of those schemes was a photography project, parts of which will be viewable–just for you dear readers!–on the internet until Saturday, June 20th. […]

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no experts, no bibles

The term “dumpster diving” was coined by gonzo journalist John Hoffman in his 1992 book The Art and Science of Dumpster Diving, a how-to guide that has become the committed diver’s bible. -Kamilla Pietrzyk in her article Freegansim: Food for Mind, Body and Soul Damn it Peitrzyk, there may be a couple of metaphorical dumpster […]

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