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Radical Collectivity: Ephraim Asili Interviewed by Chrissie Iles
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On his debut film, The Inheritance, which weaves together histories of the MOVE organization, the Black Arts Movement, and his own time in a Black Marxist collective.

Radical Collectivity: Ephraim Asili Interviewed by Chrissie Iles
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On his debut film, The Inheritance, which weaves together histories of the MOVE organization, the Black Arts Movement, and his own time in a Black Marxist collective.

You’re Still Sick by Pato Hebert & Alexandra Juhasz
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Two artists and activists share their thoughts on COVID-19 and mutual care.

Symptom of Society: Luba Drozd’s PPE Fabrication Initiative by Jasmine Dreame Wagner
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3D-printing face shields to combat the shortage of PPE for hospital workers.

Connective Threads: Sugar Vendil’s A Vocal Record by Jasmine Dreame Wagner
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The composer and multimedia artist on raising awareness of the Asian experience during the pandemic.

The Investigators by Deb Olin Unferth
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Think high-rises, gated communities, all the places that give you a twitch of existential dread. The Amazon shipping facilities, the dying superstores, the prisons and detention centers, the pig farms, all the boxes that hold products and people and animals, the LeCorbusian landscape one skirts over or through, avoids.


An excerpt from Unferths’s novel Barn 8 (Graywolf).

Poetry is Play: Rachel Rabbit White Interviewed by gin hart & mal young
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The writer on romance under capitalism, Nietzsche, sex work, and freedom from the tyranny of the sentence.

Working Through Yourself: Kia LaBeija Interviewed by Nina Chanel Abney
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The artist, activist, and voguer on her Bauhaus-inspired performance for the Performa 19 Biennial.

From Scorpionic Sun by Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine

I disrupt the concupiscence of tube worms / where your snowy owl eye consults among white crusts / the venom of my gymnodactyl eye / which bribes the slag of trilobites

Getting Well Together: NIC Kay Interviewed by Vanessa Thill
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Discipline, resistance, and care flow through the performance artist’s work.

Jaque Fragua and Brad Kahlhamer
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Two artists drawing from punk, graffiti, and traditional Native American aesthetics, talk about protest art and the notion of the “Post-Smithsonian delinquent.”

Digging Our Way Through the Data Midden: On Ed Sanders’s Investigative Poetry and Broken Glory: The Final Years of Robert F. Kennedy by Ammiel Alcalay
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The citizen investigator as poet.

Songs for Sabotage: The New Museum Triennial by Matthew J. Abrams
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A political exhibition wrestles with its complicity.

“What Hovers Beyond Language”: Jennifer Natalya Fink Interviewed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
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Sex as ecstasy and trap.

Just Keep Running: A Conversation with Tongo Eisen-Martin by Jeffrey Grunthaner
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The poet on prison writing, collective art-making, Bay-area resistance, and being read in a thousand years.

Iman Issa by Andrew Weiner
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A New York- and Cairo-based artist unpacks her understanding of heritage and how it can operate in contemporary art.

Kayapó Chief Tuire by Pinar Yolaçan
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“I won’t open my palm for those wanting to dominate.”

A Punch in 4/4 Time by Valerie Tevere & Angel Nevarez
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On the day of POTUS 45’s inauguration, alt-right front man Richard Spencer was punched in the face during an interview for Australian television.

Leo Svirsky by Michael Pisaro
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“Activism always involves a kind of coalition building, but the kind of community art is capable of building extends further, to the dead and the unborn.”

Isamu Noguchi: Self-Interned, 1942 by Zack Hatfield
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How willful captivity shaped a sculptor’s practice.

Laura Kurgan by Noah Chasin
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An architect talks about her data maps of urban conflict from Brooklyn to Aleppo.

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