How Armchair/Shotgun Got Its Name

Obviously we drank ALL the whiskey and were thinking about how comfortable armchairs sounded because sleeeeeeeeepy and then of course we started talking about shotguns because that’s totally normal. End. Of. Story. Okay, maybe not. In the illustrious four-year history of Armchair/Shotgun, one of the most popular questions we get is: “What does your name … Continue reading

Bookslut Interviews Managing Editor Evan Simko-Bednarski About Founding a Literary Magazine, Violence in Art, and What Exactly is in a Name

Bookslut recently featured a three-part interview with Armchair/Shotgun, and they were kind enough to let us reprint it in full here. We hope you enjoy it! (Photo courtesy of Bookslut) *** Happy new year, Bookslut readers! To launch a literate 2013, we’re pleased to share an exclusive FB page interview with you. Bookslut regular contributor … Continue reading

What is A/S Reading? – No. 21

New Year, New Books! Or, at the very least, New Year, New Reading of Old, Been-Out-For-Some-Time Books! This is: What is A/S Reading? —- Publicist Vicki Lame just finished Laura Amy Schlitz’s Splendors and Glooms and is super sad that the creepy puppet journey is over. No, but really, there are PUPPETS. Puppets are SO in the … Continue reading

Harvey Shapiro

Harvey Shapiro, a man who is often referred to around here as one of the greatest poets of New York, passed away yesterday. His loss is a loss to the art form and to our beloved city. The New York Times, where Mr. Shapiro served as an editor from 1957 to 1995, wrote a great … Continue reading