Letter from the Editors:
We’re getting this issue to you just in time for the Fourth of July, meaning, much like Jonathan Franzen, you too can read Moonglasses poolside while sipping a martini. If you don’t have access to a swimming pool, you might read it while waiting for your next-door neighbor’s fireworks display to begin. If you’re not in America and therefore are not celebrating Independence Day, well, we envy you, mostly because we think this guitar-wielding old man, despite his confused grimace, is more intelligent than the President of the United States.
Speaking of guitar-wielding old men, we’ve got lots of strange stuff for you this time around! Sock puppets filled with ashes, Mortal Kombat fan fiction, and a hot list of baby names for future earth-dwellers to consider (assuming earth is still around in 3017), among other things. So, make your best Franzen-inspired martini and get to reading!
By the way, now we’re curious: what kind of drink would Franzen make? What do you think he’s sipping on this Fourth of July? Tweet us your best guesses!
Aleyna, Kristen, Devan, and Ben
Between the Couch Cushions:
Things We Wrote When We Had Acne:
Cover by Connor Rentz, after much disagreement over content and font size.