The artists talk about the desire for blonde.
With severed gills and heads, the sea bream—lives spent / in a lacquered wooden bowl, waiting / on the sullied hands of men—in example / of The Resurrection of Christ, wake from death.
The poet on confronting societal limitations about the body, navigating the language of fatness, and celebrating friendships that embrace the joy of food.
Working with sound, but not always the ear.
The poet on the power of naming, the freedom of writing, and when to carry and let go of grief.
The director on ritual, the pain of creation, and her new film, Madeline’s Madeline.
Sculpture inside and outside the institution.
He used a specific verb, which I forgot to write down: screw. With the bottles screwed into your breasts… It all started with screwing, what does he make of that.
Repurposing photographs of childbirth.
The poet on erasing Dracula’s misogyny, the politics of literary appropriation, and the beauty of long poems.
Unseasonably exposed to fuchsia, / I left that Southern town / knotted to why-what / secrecy. # Like my / first time on a Ferris wheel.
Through layered symbolism—such as sticks and roots threading and pricking interconnecting bodies and mounds of earth—the Kano, Nigeria–born, Paris-trained, Antwerp-residing artist Otobong Nkanga works through the trauma of decolonization by probing links between Europe’s economic growth and the exploitation of African lands.
The author of The Third Hotel on existential noir, travel psychology, and what horror film theory can reveal about the human condition.
Found objects and fabrics.
We are very please to announce the winning poet, selected by Dawn Lundy Martin
Scientists, motherhood, and other probings of the female body.
Artist and writer discuss their globe-spanning travels.
Examining the politics of representation.
The experimental guitarist talks patterns, resonance, and her latest album.
The artist reflects on the personal and creative challenges that led to her first feature-length documentary, Instructions on Parting, which recently premiered at MoMA.