“Presidential Poker” by Nick Budimirovich

“Well Barry,” spoke Walker sharply at his opponent, easing the tension at the table for just a moment. Through the cigar smoke haze the two men locked eyes. “What’ll it be?” continued Walker, expressionless all the while. The stare-down continued; they both knew what was at stake. Barry was the first to break, returning to his deliberation. Still nothing. This continued for some time, and … Continue reading “Presidential Poker” by Nick Budimirovich

“Charge” by Olivia Connolly

Inspired by Mark Bradford ‘s Pickett’s Charge at the Hirshhorn Gallery 1863: battle is a word we use to galvanize ourselves with the strength of those gone before. A race unfolds now before my eyes, one where muskets fire as canvases stretch back to the past; I mustn’t touch the textured surfaces. But it doesn’t matter if I already know how they feel. Two men … Continue reading “Charge” by Olivia Connolly