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Narrative Gravity: Mikkel Rosengaard by Raluca Albu
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The Invention of Ana novelist on the manipulations of narrative, being submerged by fiction, and the protagonist as STD.

Regeneration of the Real: Jane Benson Interviewed by Danni Shen
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Challenging the nature of things.

Mundanity and Insanity: on Joy Williams’s The Changeling by Lincoln Michel
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Rediscovering a beguiling masterpiece forty years after its publication.

There Is Life and Death in the Power of the Tongue: Vanessa German Interviewed by Jessica Lanay
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I gave myself this education on my own eye and on my own instincts. I was trying to find a place of resonance. —Vanessa German

Darkness and Light: Dan Sheehan Interviewed by Sara Nović
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The Restless Souls novelist on reading his reviews, working as a medical equipment tester, and writing responsibly about war and trauma. 

Laser Work: Rita McBride Interviewed by John Reed
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Art in the dark. 

One Piece: NYC Fluorescent by Jordan Seiler
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The artist talks about dismantling street advertisements and their infrastructure.

Remainders by Valerie Werder

When she told N she was leaving, his response was that doing so would ruin him—financially. 

Fleeced by Joanna Goldberg

It was nearly winter, according to the sun and shadows and temperature’s plummet, when the poor girl lost her job at a greenhouse for the misdemeanor of pocketing rare plants. 

Elliptical Communication: Alexandra Pirici’s Co-natural by Rachel Valinsky
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Citation, embodiment, movement, and holograms.

Embouchure, 1970 by Dylan Landis

“Nothing you will see tonight is normal,” said Elihu’s mother. It was the first exciting thing she’d ever said. 

Messenger by Simone White

PREPARE no night creature accidental enemy / encounters return to us in witch cradles, monsters by a hairsbreadth / these our works melted no / accident these fires these crashes / capitulate to what is meant by the past as a whole / melt, fall back into accomplishment the grasp of who / prepares to give the message     

As for Langston Hughes by Terrance Hayes
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On more than one occasion I have been accused of disliking Langston Hughes. Untrue.

An Artist’s Guide to Herbs: Blue Vervain by Harmony Holiday
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The black music of herbs. 

The Self Is a Fiction: Jenny Xie Interviewed by Mariam Rahmani
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The poet on the politics of the gaze, the migratory act of reading, the anxiety of bilingualism, and the universality of shame.

Portfolio by Ville Kumpulainen
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Ville Kumpulainen is a photographer living and working in Helsinki, Finland. In his new book, Out of Sight (Hatje Cantz, 2017), Kumpulainen manipulates archival images to solidify the tenuous connection between present and past, attempting to fill the gaps left between himself and his history.

Archives of the Crystal Museum by Sammy Stein
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Sammy Stein is a French artist and publisher. His work has been shown in institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, Printed Matter, the French Institute of Tokyo, Essential Store, as well as book fairs including the New York Art Book Fair, Tokyo Art Book Fair, Safari, and Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême.

Studio Visit: Greg Lindquist by Louis Bury
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Painting pollution.

Three Letters by Remedios Varo

I have let a prudent amount of time go by and now believe, or more, I am absolutely certain that your spirit will find it auspicious to be in contact with me. I am a reincarnation of a friend you had in other times. 

One Piece: Inversion Landscape no. 1 by Darren Waterston
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The artist talks about mixing tradition and innovation.

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