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Daaimah Mubashshir’s The Immeasurable Want of Light by Rachel Valinsky
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Capaurisces (pronounced “kuh-pour-i-ces”)—a combination of a far-flung galaxy made of “99.99 percent dark matter” and an artist colony in New Hampshire—is the unlikely setting for Daaimah Mubashshir’s The Immeasurable Want of Light, a collection of short plays recently published in book form as part of the playwright’s ongoing project Everyday Afroplay. Beginning in 2016, Mubashshir developed a daily writing practice in response to Chris Ofili’s Afro Muses painting series, offering a sustained meditation on Blackness and the Black body.

Celia Paul by Hilton Als
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“Pictures unpainted make the heart sick.”

Rickie Lee Jones’ Ghostyhead by Hilton Als
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I must confess, initially I was somewhat resistant to Rickie Lee Jones’s new album, Ghostyhead

Hilton Als by Coco Fusco
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I will never forget the first time I had one of those “moments” with Hilton Als. It was years ago, and we were younger of course, and I was bringing in some measly article to the Village Voice and there was Hilton, laying out pictures and watching everything.

Judy Linn by Hilton Als
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In her photographic work, Judy Linn records the ineffable.

Philosopher or Dog? by Hilton Als

I should like so much to begin with an idea, would you mind? 

Minority Pin-Ups by Hilton Als & Darryl Turner
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A mixed media collage of photographs and text, titled Minority Pin-Ups, by Hilton Als and Darryl Turner. Photo sources: Melodie McDaniels and others.

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