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Impractical Cats by Jaakko Pallasvuo
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The cats were entering middle age and felt despair. They had come to realize that life was not a project one could complete successfully. Life was not a treat.

Unity and Defiance: Bacurau Reviewed by Ken Foster
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A world in which quiet beauty can still intercept brutality and corruption.

An Astral Monument: Andrei Ujică Interviewed by Courtney Stephens
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On directing a film about the Mir space station and viewing the fall of the Soviet Union from above.

Looking Back: BOMB Contributors on Film in 2018
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Featuring selections by Sasha Bonét, Lisa Borst, Nicholas Elliott, Mark Harwood, and more.

Can a Painting Not Have Fun?: Caitlin Cherry Interviewed by Zoe Dubno
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The New York-based artist discusses collaboration, deskilling, and life after the end of the world.

Ursula Le Guin and Todd Barton: Music and Poetry of the Kesh by Matthew Erickson
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Ancient music to accompany a sci-fi novel.

A Presence, Not a Ghost, But a Feeling: Lynell George Interviewed by Connie Samaras
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Conducting a posthumous interview with science-fiction author Octavia E. Butler.

Never Tell Them Your True Name: Remembering Ursula K. Le Guin by Monica Uszerowicz
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“Resistance and change often begin in art.”

Gender Trouble in Queer Paradise by Tavia Nyong'o
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Future St. is set in an America in which homosexuality has triumphed over heterosexuality, cloning has replaced sexual reproduction, and California has seceded from the mainland United States to form the gay male state of “Clonifornia.”

Hoaxing History by Hayden Bennett
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Obscuring the past to get at truth in Paul La Farge’s The Night Ocean

Amitav Ghosh and Curt Stager
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If novelists could tell the story of climate change, they might spark the action scientists are calling for in order to save the planet.

China Miéville by Paul La Farge
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Surrealism meets fantasy in The Last Days of New Paris, a recent novel by a British author of New Weird Fiction.

Alexandra Kleeman & Lincoln Michel
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On genre, influence, and getting weird in fiction.

Yoss by Jacqueline Loss
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“Look at me, I have an inner life, I think differently, I am different, and yet, I can also reflect back your own thoughts.”

César Alvarez’s Futurity and Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp’s The Creeping Garden by Michael Blair
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A musical that argues against itself, posing more questions than it could ever attempt to answer.

Mark von Schlegell by Erika Landström
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“Fiction can be this art object that doesn’t show us anything new about reality, but draws out everything fake.”

Jennifer Phang by Steve Macfarlane
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The director of Advantageous on technology, childhood, and the market forces that shape family relations. 

Peter Burr, Luke Fischbeck, & Seabat by John Also Bennett
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Tarkovsky, aural illusions, and cultivating transcendent spaces.

Simon Critchley’s Memory Theatre by Nova Benway
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“Who speaks in the work of Samuel Beckett?” asks Simon Critchley in his probing 1998 essay on the nature of the Irish writer’s narrative voice.

Craig Leon by Scott Davis
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Interplanetary folk music, the production tricks behind the Ramones’ success, and how to produce a classic song.

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