It took awhile for my copy of Conspire! to reach me via its creative and circuitous distribution network, but it was well worth the wait. Some great articles, arresting ideas, breathtaking poetry, and the always-fresh layout of the creatives at SharpSeven. But best of all, Conspire! feels like a secret passed between friends. It’s an invitation to get dirty in the stuff of earth, a wink-and-a-smirk of an inside joke, and a clever invitation to a different kind of life lived in the shadow of the Empire.