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Which You?

by Chris Miskiewicz

“I’m very old fashioned for a bisexual polyamorous girl,” she said as I lit a cigarette, which was an odd thing to do since I don’t smoke. “Well that’s very interesting, but I’m afraid that we’re out of time. I have another appointment down the block at three.” Her smile dropped some of its […]

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Last Night at Sunny’s

by Chris Miskiewicz

Last night the wind was so strong outside of Sunny’s as it whipped off the bay. A building has to have something to it to take that much spirit in the face so often. That constant force, unending, coming straight from the sea. I remember when we found the bar ten years ago. Red […]

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The Background

by Chris Miskiewicz

I don’t know why I was at that party. It was 1940 and I had cut off my remaining rock-n-roll locks for a second SAG waiver. Then, Leonardo DiCaprio walked past me. We never made the final cut. I had just left an uptown project. I’m sure that I didn’t live there, but I […]

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The Writer

by Chris Miskiewicz

I can’t sleep, so I walk through the house to the kitchen and stare out the back window towards Manhattan. The moon’s supposed to be out, but instead clouds line the sky like a fine grey powder as the wind comes from the west. My hand finds my forehead and begins to scratch at […]

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Episode 7: James Haspiel & Bob Fingerman

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In this episode of the TRIP CITY podcast, Dean Haspiel interviewed his father/author/archivist, James Haspiel, during Thanksgiving last year, and they talk about James’ friend, the late, great Marilyn Monroe. They contrast MM’s impact on society 50-years after her death and James tells a moving story about a 12-year old Wisconsin boy. Also, Seth […]

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Cobain

by Chris Miskiewicz

I had just turned around from closing my locker only to get thrown back into it by the force of a truck hitting me in the chest. The combination lock jammed into my back bringing stars into my eyes as the sound of a cannon bang rattled down the long line of lockers. “Hey […]

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SWINGER EIGHT: “HOTEL ROOM”

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This weeks featured song on the Trip City Podcast is “Hotel Room” from the band Swinger Eight. Swinger Eight is a psychedelic rock band from Brooklyn consisting of Chris Miskiewicz, Christopher Medrano, and Ozzie Martinez, with Patrick Murdoch and Chris Fort. S8 has released “The Swinger Eight EP” (2002) from which the track “On and On” […]

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Episode 6 – Jonathan Lethem & Joe Infurnari

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This week at TRIP CITY, Jef UK interviews author, Jonathan Lethem, about his new book collection, The Ecstasy of Influence: Nonfictions, Etc., and previous works. We also interview cartoonist, Joe Infurnari, about his new graphic novel, MUSH! Sled Dogs With Issues! [in collaboration with The Colbert Report writer, Glenn Eichler], and discuss his process […]

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Nineteen Year Old Polish Girl Down The Block

by Chris Miskiewicz

I can hear the sounds of cars and one lone motorcycle speeding along somewhere out there, playing that how-fast-can-I-go game that every boy with a hot machine between his legs tries to play. Tonight, there’s a plane going over my house and the “woosh” of cars passing on the B.Q.E. A police siren, with the rattling of a cat as he climbs […]

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WHALES EVERYWHERE 2 on ACT-I-VATE

by Chris Miskiewicz

The newest episode of The Everywhere Anthology is live today on ACT-I-VATE! WHALES EVERYWHERE 2: “Where we continue from the last episode as Flo tries to save the baby whale that’s still alive in her neighbors pool…”           Written by Chris Miskiewicz with art by Ashley Quigg Ashley Quigg is the writer and artist of the weekly webcomic Space […]

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Good House

by Chris Miskiewicz

She walks down Manhattan Avenue with strong shoulders and a supple posture. Her dog trails behind as well as leads her along. It’s a familiar walk, like they’ve been doing this together for a while. The street aches from bitter winds. Steam blows from manhole covers and smokestacks. While the scent of bread from […]

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The Copy Shop

by Chris Miskiewicz

     The florescent lights flicker above me. I can hear them. But, more important is the fact that I can feel them. It’s something about the electric. I know it is.      My stomach hurts, and I can smell this shirt. I hate this shirt. I really do. But my stomach is […]

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