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TMN Sports Writing Roundtable

Pasha discusses good sportswriting at The Morning News, alongside Katie Baker, Nic Brown, Will Leitch, and Bethlehem Shoals. I scrolled down to the bottom and it looks like Pasha gets the last word in, so that’s got to be good, right?


Filed under: interviews, The Morning News

Your Final Lay

The Morning News delivers the fifth and final installment of Pasha & Kevin’s Spider Solitaire instructional. Shit gets completely hectic. Please use the comments field below to discuss what you have learned and what questions you still have.

Filed under: The Morning News

Prune Versus Plum

Part Four of Pasha’s collaboration with Kevin Dolgin on achieving mastery of Spider Solitaire.

Forget your tiny fireworks. Look up into the sky! Overhead are the stars—nature’s fireworks, Hyperion, a whole fucking galaxy of them. Eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge! Live each moment as though it were your last!

Wait, wait. That’s not helpful advice at all—this would be depressing, surely, to go about as though you are dying. I’m still working through the logistics of this aphorism.

Filed under: The Morning News

Walrus Babies

This week in The Walrus, Pasha reviews the babies he encountered this past year.

(by Sue and Ashok)

In 2009, Anna turned twenty-six, but she is my baby sister, so therefore a baby. And as a baby, she is a total failure. Nobody likes a baby who does adult things, such as organize protests or perform feminist theatre. These are not activities for a baby. Playing with a rattle, pooping, gazing with pure, innocent wonder out into the world — this is what we want from babies. Storming Parliament Hill and doing The Vagina Monologues, not so much.


Filed under: stories

Unknown Portraits

Awesome awesome artists Kozyndan have a new book out called The Unknown Portraits, and (AND!) if that wasn’t enough, it features a story by Pasha Malla. People: this is artistic synergy of the highest order. Get with this.

Filed under: stories

Love Is a Four Letter Word

There is an essay collection out called Love Is A Four Letter Word and Pasha has a story in it. It was published over the summer but the internet only just told me about it.

Filed under: stories

Electric Literature #2

Pasha has a story in the Fall 2009 issue of Electric Literature.

Lydia Davis and Colson Whitehead are also in this issue, so I’d say things are looking up for old Pasha.

Electric Lit is available in printed, ebook, Kindle or iPod editions, which is fun.

(Via Bookscreening.)

Filed under: stories

Are We Not Men

Part Three of an ongoing series about Spider Solitaire. They are really teasing this out, aren’t they.

When at the supermarket I am told by the cashier that my coupon for 20 cents off taco shells has expired, what do I do? Do I bluster and shake my fists and call for a manager? No, Hyperion, I do not. I calmly tuck that coupon back into my wallet and pay full retail price. I give up. And what do those tacos taste of, later, in my apartment? Shame.

Filed under: The Morning News

The Other Internet

Pasha has a gorgeous story in Joyland called The Other Internet.

There’s only one virus. It’s called “Medic.” When Medic infiltrates your hard drive, it fixes anything that’s wrong with your computer. And, because of the nature of the Other Internet, “hard drive” of course means brain, and “computer” means life. The best part: the Medic icon is not even annoying. When he pops up in your subconscious, you feel only serenity. He is a handsome, kind man with a laconic bedside manner and very, very soft hands. Do you feel the icy touch of his stethoscope? Yes? That is your soul, finally coming alive.

Filed under: stories

Freezer Wars

In honor of International Freezer Appreciation Day, Pasha has written a story entitled The Rules of Freezer Wars.


Filed under: stories