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025 Fall 1988
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Frederic Tuten by Bruce Wolmer
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Of Frederic Tuten’s novel, Tallien: A Brief Romance, Susan Sontag wrote “Tallien is a wonderfully high-flying tale of two woes, made out of juicy just-right sentences […] unforgettable.” Tuten speaks with writer and editor Bruce Wolmer.

A World Apart, A Dialogue in Three Parts: Chris Menges by Liza Béar
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A World Apart explores apartheid through the eyes of the young daughter of political activists in Johannesburg in 1963. This interview is the second in a three-part dialogue with screenwriter Shawn Slovo, director Chris Menges, and actor Linda Mvusi.

A World Apart, A Dialogue in Three Parts: Linda Mvusi by Liza Béar
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A World Apart explores apartheid through the eyes of the young daughter of political activists in Johannesburg in 1963. This interview is the second in a three-part dialogue with screenwriter Shawn Slovo, director Chris Menges, and actor Linda Mvusi.

A World Apart, A Dialogue in Three Parts: Shawn Slovo by Liza Béar
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A World Apart explores apartheid through the eyes of the young daughter of political activists in Johannesburg in 1963. This interview is the first in a three-part dialogue with screenwriter Shawn Slovo, director Chris Menges, and actor Linda Mvusi.

Dorothea Rockburne by Saul Ostrow
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“Paintings are like angels” says painter Dorothea Rockburne, “they go out and plant their messages.”

Gary Stephan  by Georgia Marsh
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Gary Stephan aims for a middle ground between “the joke” and “the big deal” with the template-like forms in his paintings.

Stockard Channing by Craig Gholson
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The Emmy and Tony Award winner on her turbulent career, the artifice of theater, and creating whole characters.

First Proof
Black Rainbow by Klaus Kertess
Michael Young

Had he seen it, or was it merely a smear on the windows momentarily claiming form?

Repetition by Leslie Dick

Swine 

My stepfather’s golden pencil was a present from his mistress. 

Anna, Who Didn’t Believe In The Sea by Marguerite Feitlowitz

She was remembered as a solitary child, given to long walks in the far reaches of the garden, where she would hold burials for her dolls.

Three Poems by Martha Rhodes

Draining Fox Hill Pond

1. Suspicions

Batista’s Lieutenant by Todd Grimson
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On 9 April, 1958, the general strike is repressed, and about 80 revolutionaries or suspected revolutionaries are arrested, interrogated in the usual manner, and variously put to death.

Window Life by Vincent Katz
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Window Life

A thigh is in the window

A Bestiary  by Bradford Morrow
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Sitting on a lilypad, bulbous eyes betraying nothing, the frog tosses his long and viscous tongue from his throat at a plump green fly that has meandered, helpless as a schoolgirl, into his neighborhood. 

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Frog by Michael Hurson

Artwork by Michael Hurson, 1988, linoleum cut—four colors. For A Bestiary by Bradford Morrow. This content is only available in print.

Untitled Painting by Moira Dryer
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Untitled casein painting on wood, by Moira Dryer.

Untitled (II) by Richmond Burton
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Painting by Richmond Burton.

Untitled, XXI by Willem de Kooning
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Oil on canvas painting, Untitled, XXI, 1986, by Willem de Kooning. This article is only available in print.

1450 by Andrew Masullo
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Mixed media piece, 1450 by Andrew Masullo.

Mondino by David Seidner
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Profile and portfolio on Mondino by David Seidner.

Rooster by Brett DePalma
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Mixed-media sculpture, Rooster by Brett DePalma.

Two Paintings by Cora Cohen
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Two oil and flashe paintings on linen, Souilliac: The Story of Theophilus and Psychostasis by Cora Cohen.

A Thigh-Length History of the Fashion Photograph, An Abbreviated Theory of the Body by Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe & Stephanie Hermsdorf
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The 20th century has tended to be an undoing of the 19th: the collapse of empires almost as soon as they’d been built, the disuniting of Germany, the failure of the American dream. 

Two Works by Jene Highstein
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Two works by Jene Highstein—one bone black pigment drawing on rag paper and one sculpture of carved elm.

Binding Difference by Michael Young
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Sand, soil, and resin on canvas, Binding Difference by Michael Young.