Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April rez Posted

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This month’s issue of rez Magazine brings us an abundance of talented writers and their exquisite prose, short fiction, and poetry.  Art Blue teaches us the fine points of “the top of the top” coding in his wonderful piece, Swordcoder.  Art takes us back into the past, then careens headlong into the future.  Fasten your seatbelts.  Cat Boccaccio captures a wonderful scene of generosity, love and Fate in Highway Revisited.  As only she can, Cat opens a window on another world and then gently closes it again before we ever really get to know it.   We’ve been waiting for just the right moment to publish RoseDrop Rust’s epic poem, and we do mean “epic,” Dragon’s Host.  Rusty is at the top of his game in this nod to Joss Whedon’s cult classic, Firefly.  Once you start this brilliant piece, you won’t be able to put it down.  In the sixth installment of Footfalls Echo, Drover Mahogany shares his intimate thoughts on his daily walks in the Australian countryside, this time in Waiting, about the many faces of love and a “Reserved” sign on quiet corner table.  Zymony Guyot returns to our pages with Flowers, his musings about the inspiration of Nature.  And finally, in The Beast, JadeSecret Quan descends into the belly of the beast and describes the rawness of its longings.  Please enjoy this month’s compendium of fine writing and photography.  Remember, if you only have one thing to read this month, make it rez!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

March rez Posted

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As buds begin to show their faces, as the ice thaws and reservoirs fill, there’s a pervasive sense of rebirth.  Happens every year ‘bout this time.  A number of the finest artists in any medium or grid have contributed the fruits of their continuing rebirth to this month’s issue of rez.  You can feel the excitement of the new environment.  This month, Cassie Parker reveals in Whitechapel Rising more about the new virtual world of Whitechapel – Victorian London, which opens March 4th at LEA 10. Stopping by this magnificent experiment, with live readings, art galleries filled with some of the most influential artists, machinima, several spectacular theaters, all in the backdrop of Jack the Ripper’s London, it’s a must see.  Cyberphoria visits us again in Art is Born, telling us she’s received plates with fractals on them, and then proceeding to reveal the truth about black holes and Moses Simulators.  Jullianna Juliesse rises up and puts on her pussy ears and tells it like it is, in She Persisted.  Cat Boccaccio, who is familiar to most of you as rez’s favorite micro-fiction author, pulls the curtain back on some very local entertainment, in Circus. For his fifth installment in the Footfalls Echo series, Drover Mahogany continues his morning walks, which puts him in just the right mood to share with us his most recent musing, Intimacy. In Encounter in a Parking Garage, Mariner Trilling gets quite a surprise in the most unlikely place: a parking garage.  Consuela Hypatia Caldwell is back this month with Ridiculous Thoughts, but her articulation of those ridiculous thoughts is quite wonderful. Lastly, in The Obligatory Smiley, Huckleberry Hax punctuates his thoughts (and this wonderful issue) with a great big smiley face. That’s it for March and we hope you enjoy it!

Friday, February 3, 2017

February rez Posted

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Another month has rolled around and we’re proud to present a very strong slate of gifted writers and artists in our February issue.  Nothing makes us happier than to highlight the best and the brightest from the virtual worlds, and that’s just who we have to offer in this month’s issue.  Starting with our cover story about Gem Preiz’s outstanding exhibit, No Frontiers (now showing at LEA16), our very own Art Blue guides us through Gem’s 16 “salles” (Gem resides in everyone’s favorite city, Paris), each one with an exquisite, monumental work like nothing else you’ve ever seen before.  We’re also fortunate to incorporate an insightful interview with the artist, as well as several shots of his stunning work.  Our poetry editors, Julllianna Juliesse and Mariner Trilling, are now betrothed and one of our favorite contributors, Merope Madrigal, commemorates this blessed event in her romantic ode, This is How.  Something very exciting is coming together on LEA10, where Cassie Parker and Chrissy Rhiano are reimagining Victorian London (specifically the Whitechapel area, the scene of Jack the Ripper’s murderous rampage).  In Tales of the City, Cassie takes us behind the scenes every step of the way as she and Chrissy scurry from the first kernel of an idea about Penny Dreadfuls, to an empty sim, to a finished London, replete with period shops and a live performance theater.  When it opens, take a friend - - the streets may not be completely safe!  Mariner Trilling’s Safe in the Arms of Yahweh demonstrates his peculiar gift of blending the sacred and the profane, and we know you’ll enjoy this irreverent bit of mischief.  Jullianna Juliesse takes to the streets and reminds us that democracy is safe so long as We, the People, remain vigilant and raise our voices when necessary.  Her poem, Day One, implores each of us to actively participate in our own futures.  Also, Cat Boccaccio has a secret that she’s not telling, in her micro-fiction gem, Secrets.  We love how Cat is able to capture in so few words an entire lifetime of meaning.  Meanwhile, Drover Mahogany wanders through the hills of Australia, and by no means aimlessly.  In fact, if he’s lost at all, he’s lost in his own thoughts, richly recalling past epiphanies in Footfalls Echo:  Epiphany, his fourth in a series of musings about life.  If you only have a moment left, spend it reading Tamera Boberg’s evocative Spring Morning After Berry would be our suggestion.  This is Tamera’s first piece to appear in rez, and you’re about to find out why we hope there will be many more in coming issues.  Put another log on the fire, curl up, and enjoy this month’s issue.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

January rez Posted

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rez Magazine rings in the new year with an unusually stellar collection of prose and poetry this month from some of the most gifted writers on the grid.  And from the look of it, this trend is sure to continue for the balance of the year.  We begin 2017 with the monthly reprinting of select pages from Molly Bloom’s classic 2017 calendar, The Queen is Not Amused.  As we did earlier with Bryn Oh’s 2015 calendar, each month we’ll excerpt a month from Molly’s hilarious and always original collection of 3-D motifs.   As for literature, Cyberphoria is back with this month’s lead story, Art is Born, which opens with a quote from Art Blue:  If you control time, you control knowledge.”  If going back to Victorian England is in a sense controlling time, then we have Cassie Parker to thank for that.  She not only illuminates the LEA grant process for eager artists and even more eager audiences, but also lifts the curtain on TerpsiCorps’ own upcoming LEA installation, which will bring back to life the illustrious world of Penny Dreadfuls.  With a single word “Hope,” Huckleberry Hax exquisitely describes how we’ve wrestled with the term over the past eight years.  And what issue would be complete without one of Cat Boccaccio’s amazing short short fiction pieces.  This month’s The Cave Dweller is an eerie glimpse into the world of solitary confinement.  With no apologies to Disney, Flint Firebrand’s Frozen brings a wintry chill to our pages, as you can close your eyes and hear the ice cracking beneath your feet.  I Cried a Tear on a Cornflake is DonJuan Writer’s epic poem about the devastation of a house fire and some of the surprising things that are forgotten in the damage assessment.  Drover Mahogany’s third installment of his beautiful and insightful introspections, Footfalls Echo, is about learning – in this case, coaxing out the mysteries of the ancient Chinese board game, Go, with his devoted and always bewildered pupil.  Our own Jullianna Juliesse dazzles us again with her vision, telescoping into the heavens and bringing us back down to earth with the pigeons in Bryant Park.  And finally, newcomer Coquette Montague provides an apt close to our January issue with her examination of the puzzling intricacies of virtual romance.  We look forward to hearing from Coquette again soon.  As we like to say at rez, if you only have time to read one thing this month, read rez.  Enjoy!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

November/December rez Posted

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In keeping with tradition, we are combining our November and December issues into a single holiday issue, chock full of wonderful stories and poetry. If you have a moment in the days ahead, please treat yourself to some of the best writers around, in any medium. First, Jami Mills takes us through one of the great entertainments of this year, Imagine Too!, produced by The Monarchs (with a special mention of Royal Shippe and Diiar Vader Shippe). Now this show is something that can only be presented in a virtual world, and it is simply fabulous. Please be sure to catch their next performance. Huckleberry Hax returns to our pages with a wonderful ode to the 70s, in bring back the 70s.  Jullianna Juliesse brings us a stunning poem, Dancing With My Mutant Genes, and reminds us of why we love her work so much. Third Pilot is back with his second and last installment of Plan 9-800-Meta Harpers. Now we discover the stuff this crazy owl is made of!  Mariner Trilling contributes a tight, erotic observation with his Sexy Triolet (fans herself). Drover Mahogany continues his brilliant compilation of meditations he calls Footfalls Echo, this time, Chapter Two: Roads Not Taken. Close behind is JadeSecret Quan’s exquisite poem, Eagle Creek, so beautifully descriptive, you can feel the water wash over you. And if you’ve ever wanted to know what the life of a struggling artist is really about, you’ll be bowled over by Cassie Parker’s In A World of Change, a fascinating exploration of the creative arts. Mario Zecca joins us again with a thoughtful poem, The Coming of the Winter Sun, which reminds us of the changing seasons, and the coldness of the approaching winds. Space and Grace is Cat Boccaccio’s most recent glimpse (just a glimpse) into a slice of our humanity. We love each and every one of her pieces. And so, there you have our holiday issue, to bring you warmth, cheer, hope and blessings for a brighter future. We wish you a happy holiday season filled with love and family.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

October rez Published

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We dedicate this issue to a giant in the world of poetry, Serene Bechir, who recently passed away. This month, we’ve reprinted her beautiful poem, in the pine straw blowing, which epitomizes her tender vision. With her passing, we’re reminded again of our own mortality and how brief is our time here. So we create art. And so many brilliant artists have joined us this month: An owl going by the name Third Pilot brings us this month’s feature, Plan 9 – Meta Harpers, but I swear I sense Art Blue’s presence when I read it. Cat Boccaccio writes remarkable short fiction, and this month she’s given us Naming Names, a charming story about righting wrongs - - in this case, a very wrong name. A touching poem about things beyond our control, A Child on the Beach brings us back to our core values, our humanity. Mariner Trilling has a little fun with Monkey Feet, a light poem about living with the shame of simian appendages.  We’ve published Drover Mahogany’s fine work before, but this time we’re publishing each month one of his insightful contemplations , which he enjoys so much during his regular walks in Australia. The first is “Footfalls Echo - 1. Memory. You’re in for a treat. Speaking of treats, Cassie Parker, the founder of TersiCorps Werks, shares with us her approach to nurturing her dancers in Let’s Do Our Best. Cassie leads by example, and hers is a most inspiring one. Our regular contributor, the multi-faceted Conseula Hypatia Caldwell, has given us an elegant poem this time around, Stars of a Brilliant Soul Rising. Merope Madrigal also returns with a wonderful poem, At a Five Star Resort, which focuses on some of the social inequalities we’re forced to confront. Huckleberry Hax takes a look at city life and sees how it stacks up, in City Boy. It seems there’s a little something for everyone in this month’s issue, and who doesn’t enjoy a good read?

Friday, September 2, 2016

September rez Posted

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It’s almost unbelievable that it’s been 15 years since 9/11, yet this milestone is upon us. Jullianna Juliesse helps us remember those who perished on that ignominious day with her piece, Numbers. rez Magazine also honors those fallen heroes with this issue.  But we have so much to celebrate as well, including [muse] dance company’s production of Fiddler on the Roof, which premieres at Origen’s Chinese Playhouse on the September 15th, and also opens at the [muse] Theatre on September 25th. Figure out a way, by hook or by crook, to see this fantastic entertainment.  Cyberphoria came out of nowhere to bring us a look at The Monument, where we’re reminded that nothing is safe, nothing is reliable. Should we be afraid, or should we just eat more dark chocolate? Lisa Launay joins our pages with a thought-provoking piece, The Little Voices. I’m inclined to listen to Lisa’s voices and recommend that you do also.  You all know the sublime poetry of Rusty (RoseDrop Rust), but lately we’ve been featuring his short fiction, and this month we offer The Cabin Boy, which settles Rusty as one of the preeminent writers we have here in the metaverse. Our favorite Mariner Trilling remembers the difficulty of snagging that special pad with This Apartment, which reminds us how much we love his contributions. Flynt Firebrand questions the misunderstood vanilla bean in his wonderful poem, Vanilla. Cat Boccaccio has stopped asking her questions and is now giving her answers, this month with Unpredictable, a short confection that makes us yearn for more. And lastly, when you’re whitewater rafting down difficult passages with no food, and someone offers you peyote buttons instead, what do you do? Consuela Hypatia Caldwell offers one obvious response. Enjoy!