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Desire for a Re-enchanted World by J.T. Price
High Weirdness

On Erik Davis’s High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies

An Evolution of Textures: Mary Halvorson and John Dieterich’s A Tangle of Stars Reviewed by Jasmine Dreame Wagner
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On preserving improvisational force and the fluid collaboration between two musicians.

Upon This Land: Shadowboxing Reviewed by Stephanie E. Goodalle
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Two artists render the historical legacies of racism.

Becoming Peter Ivers by Clinton Krute
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The life of mutant-pop songwriter Peter Ivers was really something.

Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne’s Why? by Maria Litvan
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“I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage. A man walks across this empty space whilst someone else is watching him, and this is all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged.”

Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire by Mark Lukenbill
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Portraits and hauntings are inseparable bedfellows in film history.

Kirsten Grimstad and Susan Rennie’s The New Woman’s Survival Catalog: A Woman-made Book by Carmen Hermo
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On the 1973 feminist publication that gathered collective and self-help resources into one big, beautiful book.

Elaine Kahn’s Romance or The End by Rob Goyanes
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All loves—and all selves—are fictions. Though that doesn’t mean they aren’t true.

Lana Lin’s The Cancer Journals Revisited by Amber Power
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An interrogation of the ways in which the system of representation surrounding breast cancer can isolate, infantilize, and even erase the women it professes to help.

Glenn O’Brien’s Intelligence for Dummies by Jeremy Sigler
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A variety of texts by a writer who fancied himself a power broker.

To Be With Time: Varda by Agnès Reviewed by Amy Chabassier
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A final, reflexive work from the godmother of the French New Wave.

The Misadventures of Nuns by Tobias Carroll
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On Sylvia Townsend Warner’s The Corner That Held Them, a witty and subversive novel about life in a fourteenth century convent.

A Dream Deferred: Isaac Julien’s Looking for Langston Reviewed by Ehm West
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A portrait of Langston Hughes and Black queer Harlem.

Tent Music: 75 Dollar Bill’s I Was Real Reviewed by Michael Blair
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“You could dance to it, mourn with it, revel in it, or march alongside it.”

The Fragility of Marguerite Duras by Julia Bosson
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On her new collection of nonfiction, Me & Other Writings.

An Unavoidable Gaze: Amy Sherald: “the heart of the matter…” Reviewed by Re’al Christian
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Portraits that capture the everyday.

Johanna Skibsrud’s The Nothing That Is: Essays on Art, Literature and Being by Katharine Coldiron
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A medium for conversations about deep time, how war affects our consciousness, literature and, of course, nothing.

Conceptual Fantasies: On Mark Haber’s Reinhardt’s Garden by Carlos Fonseca
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A playful take on Latin American expeditions that reveals the contradictory problems therein.

Offering a World: Garry Winogrand: Color Reviewed by Gideon Jacobs
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Photography’s mess.

Hope Is Fragile: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Reviewed by Monica Uszerowicz
Kevin Baker And Netflix

Jim Henson’s Netflix prequel is a masterpiece of puppetry filled with allusions to our contemporary moment.

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