David Nilsen takes some time to think about a dismal bookshop of his own.

I Like To Rub Things

The newest addition to The Samizdat, Katie Gabbard, shares some tips to help you begin creating your own charcoal rubbings.

Richard Mourdock: God Intended This Smear Campaign

Greg Surber considers the case of Richard Mourdock, recent candidate for U.S. Senate from the State of Indiana.

Supernatural Christians Present: Momma Through The Window (EP)

Supernatural Christians bring the world to its knees with sounds tonic and supersonic…. Just kidding. M.S. Birt outright refused to listen to their debut EP.

Will I Darken The Oval?

The current presidential race leaves S.D. Birt in a state of political anguish.

A Force For Peace

S.D. Birt details the history of Friendship Force of Dayton.

Mad Men: Civilization And Its Discontents

M.S. Birt takes a closer look at the pilot episode of AMC’s Mad Men.

Netherman EP

An introduction to Netherman and his first EP.

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Clay Carter debuts on The Samizdat with three original poems.

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Doors, Windows And Gates

In his latest photo collection, S.D. Birt peers into and out of doors, windows and gates.

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