the rift print
You can now purchase The Rift's second print issue online and have it shipped to your home!
Text, like Henrietta Lack's cells, have outlasted their Big Bang source code, the Gutenberg printing press. It was the novel fractal the expanded its radius across religion, politics, literature and pop culture. These symbolic blue prints of possible worlds have long collided with soapboxes and visions of the anointed. Print is our vestigial limb, the amnesiatic memoir of our collective consciousness.
The Rift tackles the strawman construction of reality by academia and media in this issue and run it back, curating the palpitations & endnotes of history's hyper-ventilations. It is in this dizziness where we trace the constellations of our Purkinje tree once hidden by the light pollution of the spotlighted dais. The effigy of objectivity is burned in these pages, a sublime protest against the myth of modernity.
El Paso is more than the cartoonish trope of rivers and crossing, and the voices in this issue make the case for the unique fertilizations of ideas that come from its nourishment. Yes, #itsallgoodep, unless you look twice and remember how our future has changed.