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Mathieu Lindon’s Learning What Love Means by Andrew Durbin
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It is both a memoir of Lindon’s literary friendships and a treatise on survival, a tribute to the friends whose care and love, in Lindon’s words, saved his life, even as they were themselves lost.

John Giorno, Poet by Rebecca Waldron & Chris Kraus
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John Giorno’s influence as a cultural impresario, philanthropist, activist, hero, and éminence grise stretches so widely and across so many generations that one can almost forget that he is primarily a poet.

John Giorno’s Archives
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A selection curated by Marcia Bassett

Connecting the Polka Dots by Ted Kerr
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AIDS in plain sight

Chronicles of Nueva York (El Bar Stonewall) by Pedro Lemebel

So they invite you to Nueva York, all expenses paid, to participate in an event for Stonewall, twenty years after the police brawl starring the gay girls who, in 1964, took over a bar in the Village. 

BOMB Specific by Lyle Ashton Harris
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Lyle Ashton Harris’s work explores intersections between the personal and the political, examining the impact of ethnicity, gender, and desire on the contemporary social and cultural dynamic.

Justin Vivian Bond by Joy Episalla
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Bond keeps expanding a performative repertoire that’s equally personal and political. On the occasion of V’s gallery exhibit in London, Episalla queries the self-designated “trans-genre artist.”

Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Roni Horn by Lucy Raven
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Chloé Griffin’s Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller by Pati Hertling
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Late one night in the summer of 2002 or 2003, I was in Berlin, having just returned after six months in Paris. Friends told me of a woman I just had to meet, a bartender at Barbie Deinhoff’s. 

Joaquim Pinto by Paul Dallas
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Portuguese cinema, dealing with illness, and “the tissue connecting the cosmic and the corporeal.”

Keith Haring: Languages by Andrew Blackley, Johanna Burton & Scott Treleaven
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Ciphers, graffiti hieroglyphs, and lateral communication.

Brennan Gerard & Ryan Kelly by Jenn Joy
Jason Simon by Andrew Durbin
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Jason Simon’s show at Callicoon Fine Arts last fall evoked multiplied specters of the artist’s memory.

Leos Carax’s Mauvais Sang by Nicholas Elliott
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A revival of Leos Carax’s 1986 film showcases the director’s wholly original vision.

Paper Clip #33
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Paper Clip is a weekly compilation of online articles, artifacts and other—old, new, and sometimes BOMB-related.

Let the Record Show by Lara Mimosa Montes
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Lara Mimosa Montes looks back to another era and reappraises her own with Koestenbaum’s My 1980s and Other Essays.

Tony Feher by Saul Ostrow
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Ostrow visits Feher at his Bronx studio, where he muses about his past, contemplates his future, and pinpoints the exact moment when he discovered to be an artist meant to believe “I was right, even when I was wrong.”

The Soul of The City by Royal Young
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Dale Peck on how New York ruins itself and his new novel, The Garden of Lost and Found.

The New Us by Thom Donovan

This First Proof contains five poems by Thom Donovan.

David Trinidad’s A Fast Life: The Collected Poems of Tim Dlugos by Raphael Rubinstein
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Oft over-looked poet Tim Dlugos finally gets a proper compilation, a hulking volume of his self-descriptive brand of poetry.

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