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Almost Updates and Little Billboards #41–50

January 30, 2014 by


There are rumblings. We’ll be updating more soon. Keep listening to the Outrider Podcast and keep reading Little Billboards. We’ve got new jobs, new houses, new children, etc. We live in four different states. We got more good stuff coming soon. After the Outrider and a perusal of LB #41-50 above, check out some recent […]

The Outrider Podcast Episode 10: Darren DeFrain

January 26, 2014 by


In this episode I talk with author Darren DeFrain about being an army brat, the creative writing Phd, and Mormon hit squads. Darren is the author of the cult novel The Salt Palace, published by New Issues Press, and was a finalist for the Best Small Press Novel award from ForeWord Magazine. He also has […]

Unwitting Satanist

January 16, 2014 by

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Why am I wearing this cape? I like to think the whole thing started when I was six. My dad was addressing the family at the dinner table about how the early-90s were careening into a period of moral and cultural ambiguity, and the conversation was becoming rather circular. A lot of, ‘kids these days,’ […]

The Outrider Podcast: Episode 9: Peter Geye

January 12, 2014 by


This week I talk with Peter Geye about picking up head colds from kids, literary lineages, the lively literary scene in Minneapolis, and how much we liked each other’s first book. Peter is the author of two highly acclaimed novels, Safe from The Sea, and The Lighthouse Road both from Unbridled Books. For more about […]

Varieties of Nihilism

January 9, 2014 by


There’s a secret warrant to horror writer Thomas Ligotti’s The Conspiracy Against the Human Race. Ligotti’s condition, anhedonia, the inability to feel pleasure, is well known, at least to Ligotti fans — many of them attribute the dark quality of Ligotti’s fiction to it. What makes the warrant a secret is that, as far as […]