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One Poem by Russell Brakefield
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The hymn for the time is bone on bone. / One man’s anthem slaughters another. / I know you’ve seen it all before— / a boy born wrong is opened up by the law

Looking Back on 2017: Music
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Featuring selections by Jem Cohen, Keith Connolly, Britton Powell, Alan Courtis, Byron Westbrook, and more.

Mike Wallace by Phillip Lopate
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In advance of the next installment of his extensive history of New York City, Wallace expounds on the pivotal early years of the twentieth century.

Portfolio by Sam Contis
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Contis explores the construction of myth, place, and masculine identity in the enduring imagery of the American West.

Take Note by Julia Bosson
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Unchanging times, in Joan Didion’s South and West

Stephin Merritt by Franklin Bruno
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The prolific New York lyricist digs into songcraft on the occasion of his new autobiographical album, 50 Song Memoir.

Portfolio by Strauss Bourque-LaFrance
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“I started making this work because I was sick of seeing everything.”

Greil Marcus by Matthew Choate
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Rock ’n’ roll and the malleability of historical fact.

Allen Ruppersberg’s Sourcebook: Reanimating the 20th Century by Lauren Mackler
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Reanimating the 20th century … is the second in a series of Sourcebooks published by Independent Curators International. 

Theo Rosenblum and Chelsea Seltzer
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Zoe Leonard: You see I am here after all by Marc Joseph Berg
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Zoe Leonard: You see I am here after all (2008) documents the artist’s two-and-a-half year Dia installation while expanding upon the art of mechanical reproduction.

Brandon Downing’s Lake Antiquity by Ben Mirov
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Ben Mirov on Brandon Downing’s collaged poetry collection Lake Antiquity.

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