One Punk’s Guide to Crime Novels by Sean Carswell

The punk and the noir I love are working class art movements. They have deep veins of anti-authoritarianism and anti-capitalism. They exist at and for those of us who prefer to live in the margins.

One Punk’s Guide to Free Jazz by Mike Faloon

Much of the best punk exists beyond the common narrative. The same holds true for jazz.

“The weirdos of America have always been ignored but have always made great shit happen.” –Taylor Ho Bynum

Surfin’ USA 2039, a short story by John Miskelly

A near-future surf tour through the new cyberocracy.

Escape Room, a short story by John Miskelly

A pitch in short story form for a risky but potentially lucrative business venture.

One Punk’s Guide to Electronic Music Pioneer and Disco Producer Patrick Cowley by Billups Allen

During his short career, he released electrocuted versions of rock’n’roll, morose electronic masterpieces, and quality pornographic soundtracks. But Cowley is best known as a disco producer who broadened the definition of electronic dance music.

Cava Island, a Short Story by John Miskelly


A political proposal regarding social media influencers in short fiction form.

Twelve Years – A short story by John Miskelly


“We did it in ten.”

One Punk’s Movie Guide By Mike Plante

I owe everything to movies. I wish something like this guide was around when I was a kid, but if you want something that doesn’t exist, you have to create it. I tried to keep this relatively easy to find the films (in our sad, sad age of no video stores besides the odd, lucky holdout). Many of the films are available for streaming, rent, or sale online.

This is Where I Gave up the Piano, a short story by John Miskelly

This is Where I Gave up the Piano by John Miskelly Illo by Abdul Vas

An ode to the U.K. seven percent. “What’s the word for nostalgia but when it feels bad?”

One Punk’s Guide to the Ramones by Rev. Nørb


The Ramones are the last band to exist before the Ramones invented (or at least mastered and codified) punk: They are the final band of the pre-punk era, the end of the line.