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Josephine Decker’s Shirley by Lincoln Michel
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It’s rare for a short story to cause a ruckus, and Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” is one of the few exceptions.

Josephine Decker’s Shirley by Lincoln Michel
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It’s rare for a short story to cause a ruckus, and Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” is one of the few exceptions.

Rainald Goetz’s Rave by Shivani Radhakrishnan
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“With my straight razor, I unmask the lie,” Rainald Goetz read at a literary prize competition in 1983. Then, Goetz picked up a blade and sliced open his forehead, nonchalant.

Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Word Book (Translated by Bettina Funcke) by Corina Copp
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Tilda Swinton once said in an interview, referring to her collaborator Derek Jarman, director of Wittgenstein (1993): “He was the material of his own work.”

Lafawndah’s The Fifth Season by Lily Sperry
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Lafawndah extends outward, drawing on the emotionally charged myths of N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy to guide her.

Vivian Vázquez Irizarry and Gretchen Hildebran’s Decade of Fire by Roya Marsh
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Decade of Fire is a remarkable tale of the Bronx’s rise from ash, standing to set the record straight about the fires that ravaged the borough in the late ’60s and ’70s.

Andrés Jaque and Ivan L. Munuera’s The Transscalar Architecture of COVID-19 by Alex Tell
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In mid-March, a still from the reality show Big Brother in Germany circulated on the Internet. It showed the contestants, who had been locked in a house together since early February, relaxing in a hot tub, blissfully unaware of the pandemic surging across the globe.

Nina Menkes’s Queen of Diamonds by Catherine Damman
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“Are you in pain?”

The first words spoken in Nina Menkes’s 1991 film, Queen of Diamonds, treated to a recent 4k restoration, slice through minutes of opening silence.

Bram Büscher and Robert Fletcher’s The Conservation Revolution by Amelia Rina
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Capitalism is fundamentally unsustainable. In the spring of 2020, the world began experiencing this fact more acutely than ever, as humankind struggled to control the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wayne Koestenbaum’s Figure It Out by Tracy O’Neill
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In a career spanning over two decades, Wayne Koestenbaum has copped to a lot.

Bernadette Mayer’s Memory by Diana Hamilton
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Bernadette Mayer’s Memory was never meant to be a book.

Kazik Radwanski’s Anne at 13,000 Ft. by Esmé Hogeveen
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“You look really different than your picture.” This skewering statement is delivered at the outset of a doomed Tinder date by Anne, the impish protagonist of Kazik Radwanski’s Anne at 13,000 Ft.

Sam Pink’s The Ice Cream Man and Other Stories by Darina Sikmashvili
Sam Pink, The Ice Cream Man and Other Stories
Thalia Field and Abigail Lang’s Leave to Remain by Shelly Oria & Nelly Reifler
Thalia Field, Abigail Lang, Leave to Remain—Legends of Janus, Dalkey Archive Press, 2019

At the heart of Leave to Remain is the two authors, who, like Janus, share two faces and a mind that begins as two but comes to function as one,.

Books that Hold Performance by Sophie Seita
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How do we translate performance onto the page?

Jasmine Guffond’s Microphone Permission by Kristen Kubecka
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This spring, Vienna’s experimental label for “new punk computer music,” Editions Mego, releases an anxiety-inducing record by Australian-born, Berlin-based sound artist Jasmine Guffond.

Édouard Glissant’s Sun of Consciousness by Miho Hatori
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Last spring, inspired by Édouard Glissant’s theory of mondialité, I created an experimental performance salon at The Kitchen, featuring sound stories with an attitude of globality and an improvised/ambient/chanting vibe.

Bouchra Khalili’s The Radical Ally by Sophie Kovel
Bouchra Khalili, The Radical Ally

In February 1970, the Black Panther Party (BPP) sought political support from the French dissident writer Jean Genet, after his play The Blacks, which had recently traveled to New York, suggested he might be an ally.

Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow by Michael Blair
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Two friends flee from a band of vengeful hunters in the 1820s Northwest and dream of striking it rich.

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.”

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