From Our Staff | July 14, 2014

By Michael Nye

On Friday, July 18th, at 630 pm, we’re throwing our annual summer launch party, in celebration of the release of our latest issue. We’re calling it FAST LIVING! (yes, in all caps and with a slammer at the end) because, well, that’s also the name of our summer issue, which will be arriving from our printers this week and available to you, dear reader, at the Friday night launch.

Our launch party will be held at The Vault, the speakeasy style venue at the Tiger Hotel. The Vault is located at 23 S. 8th Street, if you’d like to get your Google Maps on. We get going at 630 and wrap up at 930, though if you have ever been to one of our launch parties, you know full well that 930 just means we’re taking our celebration out into the streets of Columbia and hitting up the next venue. If you’d like, please RSVP with us on our Facebook page.

All the tables will have gold (painted) boxes filled with trivia questions to test your Hollywood knowledge. Don’t worry: we have questions on all the Hollywood eras, from the 20’s and 30’s as well as questions from the 90’s and 00’s, so whether you’re a fan of Joan Crawford, Audrey Hepburn, Meryl Streep, or Jennifer Lawrence, we have you covered.

Our new issue features new stories by Ben Hoffman, Carol Ghiglieri, Amanda Harris, Sharon Pomerantz; nonfiction by Marin Sardy and John Hales; and great big poetry features by Andrew Grace, Valerie Nieman and Diane Seuss, as well as the omnibus review and art feature that we’re known for. Come by for fifteen minutes, one hour, three hours, it doesn’t really matter. We just want to raise a glass with you and have a blast!

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