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

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. 

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

Village Wen, Fragrant Brook, and Other Vanishing Townships by Yun-Fei Ji
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Reaching June, it had not rained for eight months at Village Wen. The river had long dried out; crops were not growing. On the 13th, it finally rained. Raindrops the size of green mung beans hit the camphor trees by the road, making a sound like popping sesame seeds.

One Piece: Spring Trees by Jennifer Coates
Jennifer Coates

The artist talks about painting the interrelation between frogs, stars, trees, and apples. 

One Piece: WORDS by Brian Dailey
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The artist talks about how language documents stability and change across cultures.

One Piece: Clearly Confused by Natalie Baxter
Natalie Baxter Clearly Confused

The artist talks about the genesis, composition, and execution of a recently completed work.

An Artist’s Guide to Herbs: Hawthorn Berry by Harmony Holiday
Holiday Hawthorn Berry

Hawthorn is a plant that exudes the hospitality of an open heart.

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.”

One Piece: Linger Longer by Samuel Jablon
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The artist talks about the genesis, composition, and execution of a recently completed work.

An Artist’s Guide to Herbs: Sarsaparilla by Harmony Holiday
Harmony Holiday Sarsaparilla

“The blood of the thing is the truth of the thing.”

Selahattin Kardestuncer: baba, tailor, migrant by Sermin Kardestuncer
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In 2017, I moved for several months to Ayvalik, a seaside town in southern Turkey. My father had spent many summers there in a two-story family house that overlooked the Aegean Sea. It was a place he loved. I couldn’t save my father. I decided to save his house instead. With the help of locals, we brought it back to the way it used to be. 

At the Peephole by Nuar Alsadir
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Years ago, desperate to find a babysitter in a short period of time, I joined two local parents’ groups on the web and remained subscribed to them long after my situation had been resolved. 

One Piece: (The Ray Lee Project Vol. 1) NDD Immersion Room by Rachel Lee Hovnanian
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The artist talks about reduced attention spans, nature, and being separated from our electronic devices. 

One Piece: Falls by Ethan Greenbaum
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The artist talks about the genesis, composition, and execution of a recently completed work.

Studio Visit: Mathieu Malouf by Osman Can Yerebakan
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Bullies and glitter. 

One Piece: Essay (Panic Angel) by Brook Hsu
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The artist talks about the genesis, composition, and execution of a recently completed work.

One Piece: Untitled by Johnny Abrahams
Johnny Abrahams Untitled Studio One Piece

The artist talks about the genesis, composition, and execution of a recently completed work.

New York Diary by Édouard Louis
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The French writer Édouard Louis recorded his days in New York, around the time of the American release of his novel The End of Eddy. The following entries originally appeared in French in the June 6, 2017, edition of Les Inrockuptibles.

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