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Cover of TLR's "Chemistry" issue with cover art by Wayne Chang

Chemistry

The All-Poetry Issue

Vol.61 Issue 01

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Cover of TLR's 60th anniversary issue entitled "Current Events". Photography by Krista Steinke.

CURRENT EVENTS

SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE

Vol.60 Issue 03

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Cover of TLR's "Physics" issue

Physics

ALL FICTION

Vol.60 Issue 02

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Cover of TLR's "Uncle" issue

Uncle

the battle isn't lost yet

Vol.60 Issue 01

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Cover of TLR's "I Live Here" issue

I Live Here

stand your ground

Vol.59 Issue 04

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Cover of TLR's "Heaven" issue

Heaven

IS SOME PLACE

Vol.59 Issue 03

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Cover of TLR's "Big Blue Whale" issue

Big Blue Whale

...here fishy fishy

Vol.59 Issue 02

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Cover of TLR's "Fight" issue

FIGHT

never give in

Vol.59 Issue 01

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Cover of TLR's "Flight" issue

FLIGHT

never land

Vol.58 Issue 04

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Cover of TLR's "Street Cred" issue

Street Cred

WE MADE IT OURSELVES

Vol.58 Issue 03

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Cover of TLR's "Do You Love Me?" issue

“Do You Love Me?”

IT'S SO HARD TO KNOW

Vol.58 Issue 02

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Cover of TLR's "John Le Carre" issue

John Le Carré

trust no one

Vol.58 Issue 01

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Cover of TLR's "Women's Studies" issue

Women’s Studies

NOT BY THE BOOK

Vol.57 Issue 04

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Cover of TLR's "The Glutton's Kitchen" issue

The Glutton’s Kitchen

Tales of Insatiable Hunger

Vol.57 Issue 03

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Cover of TLR's "Game Theory" issue

Game Theory

Strategies of Making Things Up

Vol.57 Issue 02

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Cover of TLR's "The Tides" issue

The Tides

Because tomorrow morning, it starts all over again

Vol.57 Issue 01

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Cover of TLR's "Artificial Intelligence" issue

Artificial Intelligence

Would you read a novel by an android? Are you sure?

Vol.56 Issue 04

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Cover of TLR's "Cry Baby" issue. Cover art by Rebecca Ashley.

Cry Baby

The literary vortex: maudlin, manipulative, open-hearted and empathetic...

Vol.56 Issue 03

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Cover of TLR's "Scenester" issue

Scenester

Everything is Happening Right Here Right Now

Vol.56 Issue 02

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Cover of TLR's "Invisible Cities" issue

Invisible Cities

Stunning organizing principles often hide in plain sight

Vol.56 Issue 01

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Cover of TLR's "Loss Control" issue

Loss Control

Where chaos slings its blunt effects

Vol.55 Issue 04

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Cover of TLR's "The Long Issue" issue

The Long Issue

Because Some Stories Need Room To Grow

Vol.55 Issue 03

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Cover of TLR's "Encyclopedia Britannica" issue

Encyclopedia Britannica

Fact or art? We'll index the world for you.

Vol.55 Issue 02

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Cover of TLR's "The Lives of the Saints" issue

The Lives of the Saints

No verifiable miracles here. ...unless you count stories

Vol.55 Issue 01

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Cover of TLR's "The Rat's Nest" issue

The Rat’s Nest

Sharing is hard . . .

Vol.54 Issue 04

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Cover of TLR's "Emo Meet Hole" issue

Emo, Meet Hole

It's not just style. It's brain patterning.

Vol.54 Issue 03

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Cover of TLR's "The Rogue Idea" issue

The Rogue Idea

Outlaw or fool?

Vol.54 Issue 02

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Cover of TLR's "Refrigerator Mothers" issue

Refrigerator Mothers

Because it's not all her fault.

Vol.54 Issue 01

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Cover of TLR's "The Worst Team Money Could Buy" issue

The Worst Team Money Could Buy

Because winning isn't everything

Vol.53 Issue 04

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Cover of TLR's "How To Read Music" issue

How To Read Music

Looking for the sublime in art, music, and words

Vol.53 Issue 03

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Cover of TLR's "Machismo" issue

Machismo: A Field Guide

What's worth fighting for

Vol.53 Issue 02

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Cover of TLR's "Therapy!" issue

Therapy!

We Promise, It Won't Cure You

Vol.53 Issue 01

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Cover of TLR's "Manifest Destiny" issue

Manifest Destiny

Literary world domination...

Vol.52 Issue 04

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Cover of TLR's 50th Anniversary issue

50th Anniversary Issue

half a century and still kicking

Vol.50 Issue 04

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