Joyelle McSweeney // Poetry Month Day 1


For National Poetry Month, Luna Luna is featuring one contemporary poet every day. Joyelle McSweeney is day 1. Read More →

Poetry by Michael Dowdy


My Mother Prays to the Patron Saint of Global Warming  Before the priest raised the patron saint of throat ailments, Read More →

Poetry of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 (Ep. 4)

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Carried myself like barbies across wept seasons. Read More →

In Conversation With Ona Abelis: Write Poetry & Be the Queen of Swords

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I really got to know Ona Abelis at a warehouse party she was throwing with arial burlesque and opera. She Read More →

Feminism for the Instagram Age: From Gigi to Pump Up the Volume

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The New York Times says the new Broadway revival of Gigi has been rebranded for the Instagram Age as a sparkly, feminist entertainment for Millennials. Read More →

Weekly Tarot With Tif: Getting Caught Up

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Spreading yourself too thin? The reversed Two of Pentacles lends ideas to assist. Your Weekly Tarot for 03/29/2015-04/05/2015. Read More →

Selections From Nathaniel Mohatt’s “A Love Letter to My Father’s Oncologist”


  CONFIRMING AN AGGRESSIVE COURSE Nine veterans from Minneapolis were identical as defined by the primitive pleomorphic army We followed Read More →

Poetry: What’s The End Goal?

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Almost every single one of my friends who has graduated from my school in the last several years has gone into a field of science. Science is everywhere. When I ask people what they believe in, they most often say, “science.” Read More →

Pluviophilia: Books You Should Read When It Rains

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Lover of the rain and reading? Here you go. You’re welcome. Read More →

FICTION: Little by Little by Eric Boyd


LITTLE BY LITTLE by Eric Boyd Curated by Amanda Miska The cop approached alongside us, slowing down his car. Amaro Read More →

What Happens When You Get Dumped By Your Best Friend?


No break-up compares to losing a best friend. Read More →

Men Are From Mars: Photographs of Men Covered in Oil & Glitter

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Happy Wednesday. Read More →

Poetry by Michael J. Wilson


Tesla’s Manifesto The earth is a workable solution  Take this damn glass bulb       plant it watch stars be shamed to Read More →

Poetry of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 (Ep. 3)

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You are my viewing pleasure,
relishing in me what others have only kept in check. Tonight, I am the found text. Read More →

An Interview With Real-Life Unicorn John Mortara

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Written by Beyza Ozer // Curated by Joanna Christi BO: hi john. you’re my favorite. can you talk about a Read More →

Selections From Cesca Janece Waterfield’s “Bartab: An Afterhours Ballad”


 BULLETIN The radio says they escaped last night; two convicts unbuckled from their past, rising like flies from a rotten Read More →

Weekly Tarot With Tif: Afraid of Heights?

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In the falling, there is finding. Your Weekly Tarot for 03/22/2015-03/28/2015. Read More →

We Talked With Musician Maia Banks

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Personal interview with independent musician and film and TV composer Maia Banks, daughter of writer Russell Banks. Read More →

I Went To A Thai Ping Pong Show So You Don’t Have To

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Everybody whispers about the ping pong show as if it were some extra salacious activity in Bangkok. The last frontier in the land of the desensitized. Read More →

On Love & Finding What You Need

Q: What's worse than spiders on your piano? A: Crabs on your organ.

Love is scary. Ask what you need. Do not ask why. Read More →

Poetry by Jim Warner


crematorium and sugar or maybe you are covered in gasoline; like that monk in that movie, the one about the Read More →

Poetry of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 (Ep. 2)


As we queens have all had to dream, we the Season Seven
stewardesses and our Glamazonian air marshals, the Heathers. Read More →

The Pathetic Tinder Profile of a Desperate 30 Year-Old


By Nicole Glaudeman of Ravishly Reprinted from 30 or above? No one wants to date you, says Tinder.   Read More →

Weekly Tarot With Tif: Fortune Favors The Brave


A little action can go a long way. Your Weekly Tarot for 03/15/2015-03/21/2015. Read More →

Limiting Trans Access in Public Spaces


In February alone, 3 different states have proposed “bathroom bills” specifically designed to fine people for using the “wrong” bathroom. Read More →

Come Meet Luna Luna Magazine Editors March 16 in NYC!

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Luna Luna Magazine team Lisa Marie Basile, Joanna Valente and Dallas Athent will be reading some of their literary work Read More →

Pocketful of Poesy: Poetry Horoscopes for March


catch the kind of breath where every
galaxy in your frenzied body rushes Read More →

Winter’s Not Over Yet, So Here’s Some Cold Weather Skin Treatments


Winter’s Not Over Yet, So Here’s Some Cold Weather Skin Treatments! Read More →

Poetry by William Wenthe


GENUFLECT —Etty Hillesum, 1914-1943 Even as Etty Hillesum endeavored to alter the chemistry of her body—choking down twenty pills of Read More →

Talking To Revolutionary Communist Protestors At The NYC Porn Film Festival

Image by Nyssa Frank for the cover of the NYC Porn Film Festival brochure.

I’ve seen a lot of porn protestors in my time, but these ones were intriguing to me. Since my stance is that we should talk about porn instead of idolizing or demonizing it, I decided to hear what these protestors had to say. Read More →

Poetry of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7


This season, the realness of RuPaul’s Drag Race gets even realer with my weekly column of poetry inspired by these fierce queens Read More →

An Amazing Mini Playlist of Documentaries By Women

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This month, I’d like to introduce you to the documentary film, The Gleaners and I, and a few other movie recommendations, all directed by women. Read More →

Sunshine, Lollipops, & Heartbreak: Remembering Lesley Gore

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What was it about Lesley Gore’s music that so thoroughly captured my heart as a girl? It’s impossible to listen to her songs as an adult and not be aware of the skewed 60s gender dynamics they reflect. In almost all of them she’s either being cheated on, left for someone else, or ignored by a man she’s secretly in love with. Several songs involve her crying, and in more than one she wishes she were dead. Read More →

Weekly Tarot With Tif: Blind Faith


Justice asks you to weigh things fairly. Your Weekly Tarot for 03/08/2015-03/14/2015. Read More →

Femme Phenoms – Joanna Fuhrman’s The Year of Yellow Butterflies


The Year Of Yellow Butterflies is an absolute wonder! Fuhrman’s surreal, hypnotic, funny and poignent poems leap off the page and grab at your throat. They at once tighten and softly stroke your psyche into waves of ecstacy. Read More →

Guitarist Vs. Geico, Round One: The Days Before

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As a single, self-employed female musician with what turned out to be a career-altering injury, it turns out I am an ideal candidate for Geico’s ‘low cost’ insurance system. Because I am exactly the kind of client that Geico can decide not to pay. Read More →

Love’s Labor Lost: Fame & Identity In ‘Mahogany’ & ‘Beyond The Lights’


Some would call Mahogany an exercise in camp. Considering the repetition of the theme song, “Do You Know Where You’re Going To,” sung by Ross with equal parts feathery optimism and sweetness, the film isn’t too concerned with diving deep into the fleeting themes of racial identity and classism. Read More →

FICTION: We Were Many Things by Hannah Sloane


WE WERE MANY THINGS by Hannah Sloane Curated by Amanda Miska We roamed the school grounds searching for meaning. We Read More →

Poetry by Steven Cordova


The Gesture To demonstrate his undying commitment to social & economic justice, the poet prayed to God to rescind his Read More →

Gonzo Party House


By Linnea Kelly, curated for teen voices I was looking for experience. For adventure and excitement. I was looking to venture Read More →

“To His Little Pickle”: Claire Underwood & The Political Woman


Claire Underwood reveals what political women face as they reconcile stereotypical notions of womanhood alongside personal ambitions and capabilities. Read More →

LGBTQ Visibility: What I Saw by Chip Livingston


Today’s post continues to offer insight and experience into the importance of LGBTQ visibility.  Recently, The Advocate had an article on the Read More →

Weekly Tarot With Tif: Feeling Overwhelmed?

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9 of Pentacles: Look at what you really want to invest your time in. Your Weekly Tarot for 03/01/2015-03/07/2015. Read More →

The Select Pleasures of Bipolar Disorder


I struggle with Bipolar Disorder every day and I bitterly hate living with it hanging over me. It is an Read More →

Due Process


Due process doesn’t really exist. According to RAINN, only 2 out of every 100 rapists spend a single day in prison. This is because those laws the victims and their advocates are supposed to follow so thoroughly make it impossible to prove what happened to them. Read More →

FICTION: He Needs Your Love So Bad by Amanda Malone


He Needs Your Love So Bad by Amanda Malone Curated by Amanda Miska The sun’s just started going down and Read More →

Your Super-Duper Intro Guide to Becoming A Vegetarian


It’s no secret that there are many great reasons to be come a vegetarian, including preservation of the environment (it takes a Read More →

A Guest House in the Far North: Poetry by Dane Hamann


A Guest House in the Far North ******after “Gasthof zur Muldentalsperre” by Peter Doig No road has been paved to Read More →

Patricia Arquette – Meaning Well Isn’t Enough: Modern Feminism’s Struggle for Intersectionality


However good her intentions, it’s not good enough. This is the problem with modern feminism. We have focused so very much on the experience of straight white women, that we have forgotten that we have gay sisters, trans* sisters, sisters of color. Read More →

Double Marginalization in Public Schools: Model Minority & Perpetual Foreigner


The dual racialization of the Asian American as both non-American/Other and model minority results in the group’s alienation from the White majority while also pitting Asian Americans against other racial and ethnic minorities for whom they are to serve as meritocratic models for success. Read More →