Propeller No. 12, Summer 2012: Food
Mary Rechner on women, food, and art. Michael Heald on Olympic hopefuls Ian Dobson and Julia Lucas. Q&A's with Leni Zumas, Jon Raymond, and Susan Kirtley. Alex Behr on eating at summer camp, Elizabeth Lopeman dines in Munich, Sarah Kruse searches for the perfect madeleine, and Tiah Keever finds the perfect cup of coffee. Alexis Nelson on Virginia Woolf's biography of a dog. Poems from Michael Thomas Taren, fiction from Lee Ware, and maxims from John Smyth. Book reviews, NFL picks, and more.
Propeller No. 11, Spring 2012: Fashion
Guest Editor: Wendy Bourgeois. Donna Hathaway on perfume, Rachel Greben on MOMA's Cindy Sherman retrospective, Alex Behr on Alexander McQueen, Sandra Derrick on wearing black in Azerbaijan, Sarah Kruse on Sonia Delaunay, and Dan DeWeese on the Whitney Biennial. Poems from Whiting Award winner Kerri Webster. Fashion memories from Alexis Nelson, Daneen Bergland, Chelsea Bieker, Lisa Ekman, and Rachel Greben. Fashion advice from history's favorite courtesan, Lola Montez. A Q&A with Jordan Sullivan. Rothko, Part 2: Photographing the paintings up close.
Propeller No. 10, Winter 2012
Q&A's with Matt Kish, Janine Oshiro, and Christine Shields. Poems from Seth Abramson and John Craun. Mary Rechner on Edith Pearlman, Dan DeWeese on Mark Rothko. Reviews of Evan Hughes, Pam Houston, Nathan Englander, Daniel Orozco, and Lauren Groff.
Propeller No. 9, Fall 2011
Q&A's with Daniel Clowes, Mary Cappello, Bodies of Water, Vanessa Veselka, and Lisa Wells. Helyn Trickey on Sherman Alexie and Paul Simon. Fiction by Elizabeth Lopeman, poems from Ally Harris and Sara Nicholson. Also, "Reading the Longlist": reviews of each of the thirteen titles on the 2011 Man Booker Prize Longlist.
Propeller No. 8, Summer 2011: The Sports Issue
Q&A's with Neal Pollack, Channing Frye, Grant Brisbee, and Jackie Stiles. Nico Alvarado and Geoff Hilsabeck on Glass Joe; Derek Stackhouse on foul balls; Dan DeWeese on Downhill Racer. Touchstones from Keri Thomas, Matthew Hein, Chris Leslie-Hynan, Will Jones, and Andy Stallings. Fiction by Chris Leslie-Hynan, poems from Kevin Gonzalez and Michael Anichini.
Propeller No. 7, Spring 2011
Patrick Somerville on the conventions of literary fiction; Elizabeth Lopeman on Islamic art in Munich's House der Kunst; Devan Cook on Sun Ra; Lee Ware on New Orleans' Faulkner House Books; Mary Rechner on Louise DeSalvo's Vertigo; fiction from Tony Wolk; poems from Mark Yakich and Wendy Bourgeois; conclusions from Owen Ashworth; pairs from Evan P. Schneider and Rose Gebken.
Propeller No. 6, Winter 2011
Amy Cutler and Aimee Bender chat with Alex Behr. Kevin Clark talks to Lucas Bernhardt. Eric Gold tracks Sholem Ugajnik and Devan Cook visits Greenlight Bookstore. Poetry from Maureen Thorson and Jay Thompson; fiction from Evan P. Schneider.
Propeller No. 5, Fall 2010
Q&A's with Ben Greenman and Mary Rechner; articles on Container Corps and The Montague Bookmill; Alexis Nelson on Flaubert's workshop nightmare. Reviews of Michele Glazer and Bernard DeVoto. Poetry by Andy Stallings and Blueberry Morningsno;, fiction by Jesse Lichtenstein; photos by Sarah Kruse.
Propeller No. 4, Summer 2010: Science Fiction
Melissa Reeser on Ursula K. LeGuin's The Lathe of Heaven; Benjamin Craig on Edward Teller; Tom Bissell on the best sci-fi video games of all time; Dan DeWeese on Tarkovsky's Solaris; Evan P. Schneider on The World Without Us. Images from Scott Campbell, poetry and prose from Joyelle McSweeney, poems from Daneen Bergland, and fiction from Alex Behr. Science fiction touchstones from Jennifer Ruth, Lucas Bernhardt, Rachel Greben, Shea'la Finch, Sarah Kruse, Lisa Sibbett, NASA, Chuchan of Shanyagir Tribe, and others. Cover and moonscapes by E.L. Swift. Also: a soundtrack!
Propeller No. 3, Spring 2010
Hermitage Brooklyn; Roy Tinsel; reviews of Nicholson Baker, Kiki Petrosino, and Octavia Butler. Q&A's with Justin Taylor and Kevin Sampsell. Portfolios from Marci Washington and Deth P. Sun; poems by Mark Leidner and Cheryl Clark Vermeulen. Evan P. Schneider on Hawthorne; Lucas Bernhardt on Landis Everson; Sarah Kruse on bookscent; visual stimuli from Barchael.
Propeller No. 2, Winter 2010
Q&A's with Vincent Moon, Debra Gwartney, Nous Vous, Shayla Hason, and Brooklyn's Spoonbill & Sugartown. Benjamin Craig on David Byrne; Sarah Kruse on Albert Camus; Evan P. Schneider on Karel Capek; Alex Behr on "Mortified"; Matthew Hein and Casey Quinlan on indices from the San Francisco Yellow Pages. Photos of Chicago in winter by Mike Datz. Poems from Janine Oshiro and Mande Zecca; fiction from Alan Limnis.
Propeller No. 1, Fall 2009
Q&A's with Autopilot is for Lovers and Atlantic Line. Evan P. Schneider on the Tour de Fat; Benjamin Craig on David Soll's documentary, "Puppet"; Lisa Sibbett on Rumer Godden; Matthew Hein on Four Barrel Coffee; Daneen Bergland on the best pencil; Keri Thomas on what animals feel. Images from Ian Dingman; poems from Zach Savich and Geoffrey Hilsabeck; fiction from Mary Rechner.