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    Putting the Cock Back in Cocktail: Winter Drinks You’ve Never Had

    December 26th, 2014 | Bartending | journalpulp | 8 Comments

    My pappy said “Son, you’re going to drive me to drinking if you don’t stop driving that hot rod Lincoln.”

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  • The Rituals And Routines of Famous Writers

    The Rituals And Routines of Famous Writers

    December 4th, 2014 | Writers | journalpulp | No Comments

    Writers, as you know, are a strange and superstitious lot. Here’s Jack Kerouac: I had a ritual once of lighting a candle and writing by its light and blowing it out when I was done for the night … also kneeling and praying before starting (I got that from a French movie about George Frideric […]

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  • "Girl Standing At The Window," by Salvador ("Madman") Dali

    The Bull Moses

    November 22nd, 2014 | Poetry | journalpulp | No Comments

    Have you ever read “The Bull Moses,” by Ted Hughes? It’s a strange and powerful poem that takes on a kind of neo-biblical quality. Ted Hughes was perhaps most famous for being the husband of Sylvia Plath. He, like his lately lamented wife, was a talented but uneven poet. His best book by far is […]

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  • Best First Sentence Contest: Winner Announced

    Best First Sentence Contest: Winner Announced

    November 12th, 2014 | Best First Sentence Contest | journalpulp | 3 Comments

    It was an exceptional contest — one which because of the sheer number of first-rate entries took me over a week to decide. Here, in no particular order, are some of my favorites: Shonda Royall: I woke up, dying. Jeremy J: Not again, she thought. QUINN-TUP: With closed eyes, she stumbled to the blood-spread of […]

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