An interview with writer Matthew Borczon about poetry as catharsis, having served in a combat hospital in Afghanistan, writing about war and his struggles with PTSD.
An interview with writer Dylan Krieger about the evolution of her poetry in tandem with sex work through OnlyFans as a natural extension of her overall body of work.
Jason Arment reviews Freaks of a Feather by Kacy Tellessen, a war memoir forthcoming August 3, 2021. (Latah Books)
As the insurrection of the Capitol shocked the nation on January 6th, some key figures involved in that have been revealed and are continuing to push their agenda.
Ta ta, 2020. What a year. The Big Smoke America is now five years old and has published over 2,100 articles and essays. Here are the Top 10 (+20 more) from 2020.
The deleting of social media accounts of bad faith actors is one thing, but interfering with an election in Idaho is completely another. Jason Arment investigates.
Jason Arment examines the push to “return to normalcy” during these times, reopening schools and resuming operations as if COVID is no longer a concern.
Another year in the books. The Big Smoke America is now four years old and has published over 1,700 articles and essays. Here are the Top 10 from 2019.
Jason Arment reviews the film The Golden Glove, an adaptation of a novel about serial killer Fritz Honka who murdered women between 1970 and 1975. (Strand Releasing)
Jason Arment reviews the film Motherless Brooklyn, written (screenplay adaptation), produced, directed by and starring Edward Norton. (Warner Bros. Pictures)