Monday, July 8, 2024

July rez Posted

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With the current heatwave fully underway, a hot summer means staying cool.  And staying cool means catching up on the latest issue of rez Magazine.  This month’s issue features the prolific Art Blue, who contributes two pieces, each related to “The Astronaut.”  The first, A Bite into an Astronaut, Herr Blue explores how AI is assisting translations into other languages.  His other piece is titled “The Astronaut,” which does some comparisons between the proclivities of Chat GPT 4o and Signore.AI.  We remember Zymony Guyot with a charming poem, “Casey A.”  “Good Enough” is another stunner crafted by our friend Cat Boccaccio.  rakshowes is at her best this month with “A Birthday Morning.”  Dearstluv Writer returns to our pages with a nostalgic piece titled “My Grandma.”  RoseDrop Rust is nothing if not discreet, so his poem “Discretion” is full of his insights on relationships and scandal.  All in all, a wonderful collection of work from some of our favorite writers and poets.  Enjoy this month’s issue!

Saturday, June 8, 2024

June rez Posted

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With the warmer weather comes balmy afternoons just perfect for sitting under a tree outside and catching up on some neglected reading.  We have just the thing for you this month, a Spring issue of rez full of captivating writing by some of the best writers on the grid.  Where else to start than with one of our most favorite poets, Jullianna Juliesse, who shares a piece about felon politicians, A Dive Bar in Minneapolis.  What issue of rez would be complete without an article by Art Blue’s alter ego, Kunst Blau.  In A Mind Gone, Blau continues his examination of all things AI.  Do machines want to mimic humans or surpass them?  Jami Mills revisits The Monarch’s production, Atlantis Soaring, which dates back some eight years, but seems like yesterday.  Cat Boccaccio’s Swedish Rock and Roll is next, a piece that epitomizes her unique style of saying more with less. Steps into My Brain gives the real Art Blue a chance to query ChatGPT about the mind-altering experience of entering Art Blue’s brain. Lynn Mimistrobell gives a master class on the work of Rimsky-Korsakov, concentrating on Scheherazade.  Persephone Phoenix brings a short poem with a one-two punch, Race Relations.  And last, but certainly not least, RoseDrop Rust awakens a dragon and a woman’s wardrobe suffers.  Enjoy this month’s issue!

April rez Posted

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Spring has sprung once again and we can once again venture out into the garden with a copy of rez to enjoy the day. Keeping you company this month is rakshowes, whose short story, The Adoption, takes us into the watery world of mermaids. Jullianna Juliesse is in top form with her hilarious Make America Pray Again about a well-known huckster. Jami Mills resurrects an old interview with GlitterPrincess Destiny in her story this month, Born in Kurdistan. No issue of rez would be complete without a futuristic story, Amerkia is Great Again, by Art Blue, this one concentrating on all things AI and introducing The Debugger. Oh, Bucket is a fanciful dream of Cat Boccaccio of an al fresco meal in the central square in Sienna with the judges of Top Chef. RoseDrop Rust titillates with his contribution, When She. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. And lastly, Lynn Mimistrobell continues her musical teachings, this one describing the accomplishments of British choral composer, James Whitbourn. Enjoy this issue.

March rez Posted

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Art Blue kicks things off with ALMA, a broad-ranging treatise on AI and all of its implications.  Will Art upload his brain?  Well, you’ll just have to read ALMA to find out.  With Buy One Egg McMuffin Get One Free, Jullianna Juliesse entertains us with a hilarious poem about freebies of all kinds, and, of course, that indomitable ever-watching Target eye. RoseDrop Rust gets mushy on us with About You, waxing eloquently about the virtues of romantic love. According to God 9000, Hell is about an AI with too many brains. Would you upload your brain? Speaking of brains, our beloved Cat Boccaccio’s Bob’s Brain tells the story of someone just a tad too honest for his own good. Nazzie Darkshadow returns with her visceral take on the January 6th US Capitol insurrection. And to wrap up this issue, Lynn Mimistrobell gives a master class on the overture. Enjoy!   

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

February rez Posted

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This month we take a serious look at a childhood favorite with Judy Barton’s Pinocchio, or Being a Creature, recited by our very own Shyla the Super Gecko and Klannex Northmead.  Lucky for us, Zati Kodaly is back with another erudite offering, Queen Z. Dearstluv Writer takes a political tack with Wolves. No issue of rez would be complete without a peek into the future by Art Blue. This month he examines AI’s interplay with language. RoseDrop Rust has lots of demons and we love each and every one of them. Chelsea Demons is where he banishes them. Cat Boccaccio always cared and this month we bring you her warning about the ravages of depression, in The Long Days. And ending on a high-note, Zymony Guyot has much more to give, this time a whiz-bang poem, Deadline Daddy.  Curl up by a nice fire and enjoy this month’s issue of rez Magazine!

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

January rez Posted

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Once again, we feel the loss of a giant in the literary field, a graphic artist contributor for rez, and a good friend.  Cat Boccaccio, who conveyed expansive meaning in the fewest of words, passed away recently from an illness. These losses are only bearable knowing that we still have their work and can continue to keep their spirits alive by publishing them in future issues.  We dedicate ourselves to that task. In the meantime, rez, like life, goes on. This month, Art Blue kicks us off with another tour de force, Uber Eats - The Domain Inquisitor. Consuela Hypatia Caldwell and Zati Kodaly team up with a romantic work, Behind Blinds. With a heavy heart, we bring you Cat Boccaccio's Crazy Dark Place. Vetril Dease introduces us to all manners of mind-boggling matters in Universal Life Grant, not the least of which is the uplift. Zymony Guyot issues a warning with Statistical Corpses.  Dearstluv Writer poses the question that mut be posed:  Given a choice, will we choose love? And no issue of rez is complete without exploring the always fascinating mind of RoseDrop Rust, who brings us The Drift.  Enjoy this issue and go hug someone you love.

Monday, October 9, 2023

October rez Posted

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Welcome to the Fall issue of rez Magazine. We're happy to present to you a wonderful array of articles and poetry by our wonderful friends, Art Blue, RoseDrop Rust, Jullianna Juliesse, Cat Boccaccio, Shyla the Super Gecko, rakshowes and Lynn Mimistrobell.  We thank you for supporting our continuing efforts to support local artists and to bring you the best works from the most talented of artists.