by Nabil Kashyap. This is a book with essays and pictures in it. It's also a way to learn more about: a year long van ride through Africa, ice guiding in Alaska, dancing to Guns n' Roses cover bands in India, drunken bee stings, the snack food known as Uncrustables, the shadow created by shipwrecked cargo ships and other notes on travel, race, heartbreak, movement, stillness.
You can buy this magazine for $15 or you can by it for $30 or $45. Buying it for more money helps us continue to make emergency editions when needed and publish our next book, by genius Nabil Kashyap, featured in this issue.
Our last issue ever (or for a while!), featuring a water-colored cover of past contributors by Katherine Fontaine, wave-grain drawings from Julie Cloutier, all the classics like the travel column by Erin Klenow, My City Year by Nabil Kashyap, lots of good fake ads, an epic, successful legal labor rights fight by our lawyer fake cousin Jack Holland, and so much more. We love you and this magazine, thank you for reading and writing for it for five years.
by Junior Clemons. This is a book with poems and pictures in it. It is also an activity that you can do if you need to remember about humans and how you happen to be one. It's also a way to learn more about: being so here that it hurts, floral prints, sitting next to someone quietly, the live moments we are always rushing towards, horses, a lot of other things too.
This Eventual Future Amazingness is the Spring 2014 special edition of Actually People Quarterly, the first of its kind. This Inquiry is interviews and drawings from the realities and possibilities of farm and commune life. The interviews got too big for a typical issue of the Quarterly, so we made this special book. It came from the questions: why do so many of us have a farm / commune fantasy? How can we learn from the people we know about the challenges and possibilities of this life?
by Jordan Karnes. Created from a series of writings about her life originally featured in the Actually People Quarterly. This book is full of essays that don’t always quite give off the feeling of essays. Throughout the collection, Jordan transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary, the universal into the personal—before doing the exact opposite in the next essay. This transmutation of experience provides the reader with an entry point into essays about taking care of yourself, Anne Carson, coming out to your parents, walking around Oakland, and a trio of men named John, just to describe a few.