Friday, July 4, 2014

July rez Posted

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With camera in tow, Jami Mills spends some quality time at Haveit Neox's thought-provoking installation at the LEA21 sim, Paper Observatory, and pays tribute to one of SL's most gifted artists. Sadly, it was "disassembled" at the end of January, but keep a lookout for more from Mr. Neox (and be sure to visit his blog, ACC Alpha).  Art Blue proves he can multi-task by interviewing Eugene Goostman, who has passed the Turing Test, in both 2014 and 2029. Sedona Mills contributes the third chapter, Reflection, of her futuristic short story, The Beginning of Life. Sedona chronicles the unraveling of society under Simon's watchful eye.  Once again, Loreen Legion adds her carefully detailed photographs, and we couldn't be happier.  Poet Adrian Blair continues to keep finding discarded Page 27s from an assortment of works, this time A Hungry Moon.  Adrian continues to challenge us, making us think as well as feel.  Stihly Augenblick and Hitomi Tamatzui bring us Chapter Six of The Key to Golden Hills, called Escape, and delve even deeper into crime and punishment, with another surprising twist.  Hitomi's atmospheric photographs beautifully enhance the noir elements of this superb story.  Crap Mariner brings us a piece of microfiction called Susie, who is frightened by a monster who is working himself up the corporate ladder.  Gudrun Gausman, who is known to make our mouths water with descriptions of savory and sweet dishes, goes all out this month with her article, Receipts (and archaic form of recipes), and gives our readers some suggestions of some great summer dishes.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

June rez posted

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Sedona Mills plumbs ever-deepening mysteries in the second chapter of The Beginning of Life:  The Morning After, heaping suspense on top of her moody and atmospheric descriptions.  Super-talented singer/songwriter, Loreen Legion, again provides the accompanying photographs.  Ricky the Rat's dangerous game runs head-on into a technological rat trap, as Crap Mariner attests in his microfiction offering.  Art Blue's episodic futurist-thriller, The Artefact, about art and technology comes to a powerful and exciting conclusion this month with the final chapter, Still Not Known.  We look forward to exciting new offerings from Art (and his trusted companion, Neruval) in the very near future.  Elysienne, who has written with such passion in earlier issues, pays tribute to her native North American roots with a poem, Left Behind, which is filled with rage but always straight from the heart.  Hitomi Tamatzui covers Burn2 - Burnal Equinox for rez and brings our readers some insight into this unique annual celebration of the arts, as well as a dazzling array of wonderful images from the event.  With Gimme, Zymony Guyot delivers an explosive poem on themes of greed, power, and corruption.  Hitomi Tamatzui and Stihly Augenblick contribute the fifth chapter of their noir serial, The Key to Golden Hills: Capture, a dramatic study of an Asian crime syndicate. Gudrun Gausman examines the one-liner and dissects just what makes things funny in An Avatar Walks Into a Bar. Poet Adrian Blair, who has contributed such stellar works in prior issues, finds a discarded page, Page 27, that we reprint here, from An Arrow in Time.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May rez posted

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This month's cover story by Jami Mills features one of the boldest spectacles Second Life has ever seen: The Basilique Performing Arts Company's ambitious production of Milton's Paradise Lost.  You'll have never seen anything quite like it, with its lavish sets and epic themes. Long-time contributor, Sedona Mills, takes a turn at fiction this month with The Beginning of Life. Her first chapter is called The Gift, and we look forward to many more.  SL singer/songwriter, Loreen Aldrin, adds some sumptuous photos in support of Sedona's taut writing. The writing team of Stihly Augenblick and Hitomi Tamatzui lead us into more adventures in their noir thriller, The Key to Golden Hills.  This month's chapter, The Key, keeps us on the edge of our seats.  Hitomi's moody black and white photographs are the perfect complement to their suspense-laden story.  The uber-talented Art Blue brings his cyber-thriller, The Artefact, to a close with this month's episode, I Am Substance. I Am Art.  We are especially pleased to have received permission from Art Blue's early mentor, Sergius Both (aka Herbert W. Franke), to reprint The Blue Elephant, a ground-breaking piece which Both originally published in German.  Gudrun Gausman recalls the world of Gor in her piece The Paradox of the Collar.  And finally, Crap Mariner brings us another work of microfiction entitled Otters, about the cutest critters on the planet.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April rez posted

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The April issue's cover feature is one of SL's most beloved singer/songwriters, AMForte Clarity, who was kind enough to sit down with Jami Mills and give an insightful interview about just what makes her tick.  Our own visionary, Art Blue, gives us a glimpse into the cyber-future with the third installment of his epic, The Artefact: I Am Substance. I Am Art.  Poet Luna Branwen, a regular contributor to our pages, shows us another side of herself with the haunting Silence in the Night.  Stihly Augenblick and Hitomi Tamatzui continue to thrill us with The Key to Golden Hills: Jing-Wei, another chapter of their exciting noir serial.  Crap Mariner asks us to think about the master composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, in an entirely new way in Mozart.  In Silly Babbit, Gudrun Gausman considers the history of rabbits in the Easter tradition (beware: it is X-rated). The newest member of our family, Zymony Guyot, in his poem I Know, ask very difficult questions about greed, politics and justice. Finally, The Perfect Gentleman (otherwise known as Harry Bailey) goes back to his humble beginnings and tests the SL waters as a noob, and is more than surprised by his reception.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

March rez posted

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The March issue of rez includes the cover article by Jami Mills, featuring Bryn Oh´s latest art installation, The Singularity of Kumiko. Art Blue brings us the second episode of his diabolical series, The Artefact: Back Dive Into the Depth.  Stihly Augenblick and Hitomi Tamatzui contribute their own noir episode, The Key to Golden Hills: Angie.  The Prefect Gentleman, Harry Bailey, takes us behind the scenes at our favorite New Orleans festival in his article, Mardi Gras.  Gudrun Gausman gives some historical context to St. Patrick's Day with her column, Finn McCool is Not a Sportsbar.  Regular contributor, Adrian Brody, delivers a beautiful poem, Our Fables Become Us.  Long-time contributor, Crap Mariner, distills his thoughts into another piece of erudite microfiction in Encyclopedia.

Monday, February 3, 2014

February rez posted

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The February issue of rez features the cover story, The Cathedral Dreamer, by Art Blue, a fictional account of the creation of a new world, Genesis. rez is pleased to introduce the team of Stihly Augenblick and Hitomi Tamatzui, who bring us the first episode of a six-part noir thriller, The Key to Golden Hills: Philip. Gudrun Gausman explains the history of Valentine's Day in her enlightening article, Happy Lupercalia, My Love. StarGazer Daylight interviews SL nail artist, Kat Carter, in an illuminating feature, Kat Carter: Nail Artiste! Newcomer Alcinia Rossini shares her insights into communication in the virtual world in her article, Reinventing Ourselves. The Perfect Gentleman, Harry Bailey, waxes nostalgic about rezz days and staying forever young at heart in his Happy Rezz Day! Crap Mariner, in his microfiction piece, Harpoon, shows us just how hard it is to outwit the TSA.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

January rez posted

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The January issue of rez pays tribute to one of SL's most talented singer/songwriters, Quantamis Navarathna, who passed away unexpectedly last December after a brief illness.  We honor his talent and his humanity. We've included in this issue the lyrics of his song, To Sedona: I Wish You Peace.  We won't forget him anytime soon. We also introduce a fresh new direction this month with the first chapter of a cybertech thriller, The Artefact, by the talented futurist, Art Blue.  Regular contributor, Luna Branwen, gives us a thoughtful poem, Our Business, which examines the role of creativity and just how much is really original.  In On the Street with Gazinia, StarGazer Daylight interviews Gazinia, a self-proclaimed "person on the street," about her insights into the fashion world, and gets some great shopping tips in the bargain.  Gudrun Gausman offers us some historical perspective on the origins of New Year's resolutions.  (I, for one, resolve to read more Gudrun Gausman in the coming year.)  Gudrun also tips her hat to "the dour grain" in her poem Oatmeal, and shares with our readers some of her favorite recipes (even some savory versions). Sedona Mills reminisces about 2013 and contemplates what shape her New Year's resolutions may take in her article, Sedona's New Year's Resolutions. And finally, Crap Mariner makes a wish in When You Wish Upon a Star, then promptly wishes he hadn't.