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Alicia Kopf by Mara Faye Lethem
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The author and translator of Brother in Ice confront Romantic notions of genius, dysfunctional family expectations, and other challenges to self expression.

Leos Carax’s Mauvais Sang by Nicholas Elliott
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A revival of Leos Carax’s 1986 film showcases the director’s wholly original vision.

Five Poems by Lucy Biederman
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Don’t touch the river. And here you are with seaweed between your teeth. 

Tristan Patterson by Pamela Cohn
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Tristan Patterson’s Dragonslayer is a portrait of Josh “Screech” Sandoval, a So-Cal skateboarding punk romantic. Pamela Cohn spoke to the filmmaker about the difficulties of capturing such a mercurial personality on video.

Laurie Sheck’s A Monster’s Notes by Kimiko Hahn
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Since Victor Frankenstein first conjured the monster that assumed his surname in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, his harrowing creation has assumed countless incarnations.

Roxy Paine by Tod Williams & Billie Tsien

As architects we work for many different clients on a wide variety of projects, from private residences to laboratories, swimming pools, libraries, and museums.

Pearl Abraham by Aryeh Lev Stollman
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In The Seventh Beggar, Pearl Abraham has created a novel about the nature of storytelling beginning with Genesis. She takes us into a world that ranges from golems to robotics, mystical systems to artificial intelligence.

Hernan Bas by Roberto Juarez
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In 1964, more than a decade before Hernan Bas was born, Dieter Roth painted portraits with biodegradable materials such as processed cheese and chocolate.

Julie Langsam by Saul Ostrow
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Painter Julie Langsam suggests the failures of two artistic movements—Romanticism and modernism—through her use of non-traditional landscape styles.

Philip Taaffe by Shirley Kaneda
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“Decoration in this folk sense is a kind of culturalized representation of nature. It’s closest to the raw elements that reflect a very specific geographical location in historical time. The importance of it for me is that I can have these circumstances of time and place in crystalline form, and I can feel those realities, feel the history that they inevitably speak about in this natural cultural sense.”

The Round Table Project: Part I by Saul Ostrow
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A roundtable discussion on whether or not art can reverse history and the notion of the “sublime” within painting.

Schlegel on Wit by Duncan Smith
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Writers of fragments will always be indebted to Friedrich Schlegel for affirming the practice.

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