Horror Tales And Much More – A Ramingo Interview with Jeani Rector, The Creative Mind Behind “The Horror Zine”

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Interview by Mendes Biondo

While most people go to Disneyland while in Southern California, Jeani Rector went to the Fangoria Weekend of Horror there instead. She grew up watching the Bob Wilkins Creature Feature on television and lived in a house that had the walls covered with framed Universal Monsters posters. It is all in good fun and actually, most people who know Jeani personally are of the opinion that she is a very normal person. She just writes abnormal stories. Doesn’t everybody?

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The Ramingo’s Porch – “When Burroughs Autographed My Ass” And Other Flash Fictions By Michael Grotsky

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When Burroughs Autographed My Ass

Did I ever tell you about the time Burroughs autographed my ass? Memorable, I must say, truly an indelible impression. It started in Lima, Ohio where Lenny Bruce played and, as he said, was “held over for spite” since there was nothing there but stars stars stars and waitresses walking sore-footed in cheap Florsheim shoes – a new pair for every year they’ve served a burger to the fallen gods of the highway. Continue reading

Lost In Translation – Lily Arnell

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Meeting an author of experimental prose is always an honor for me. In this case I want to introduce you to Lily Arnell. She is from New York and she mixes poetry and music in her creative process. I had the pleasure to see a poem of mine published on her e-mag, the rocking “Silent Auctions“. Minimal and punk at the same time, Lily’s magazine is a gathering for incredibly talented poets, cartoonists, writers and much more. Here you can find a selection of experimental works by Lily Arnell along with the Italian translation. Enjoy!

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Call Me Guido – A Tribute To Italian American Culture By Mike Fiorito


What does it means to be an Italian American in USA? Well it’s not only about eating pizza and singing Sinatra’s songs during weddings. When I started reading the short story collection of Mike Fiorito, I understood what an Italian American guy told me once: “We’ve got it in the blood”. Continue reading

RAMINGO! Review – “The Changing Tide” by Lewis J. Beilman III

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Ten short stories and a novella. Eleven adventures setted in today America that made me think about how much US culture and history are changing. Lewis J. Beilman III, author of “The Changing Tide”, was able to depict, with a few pages, all the anger, the worries, the cultural depression of today United States. There’s a sort of stasys in these short stories, the characters are unable to face events, they simply let the stream flow. They are victims of themselves. Continue reading