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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.

A Taxonomy of Refusal: On Anne Boyer’s A Handbook of Disappointed Fate by Julia Bosson
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Essays that investigate the poetics of “no.”

Never Tell Them Your True Name: Remembering Ursula K. Le Guin by Monica Uszerowicz
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“Resistance and change often begin in art.”

Uplift, Clothing Optional: An Interview with Novelist D. Foy by J.T. Price
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“To credibly present ecstasy, pure ecstasy, is incredibly difficult. Once upon a time this wasn’t the case. This is what capitalism has done to us all—rendered earnestness—a thing of suspicion and contempt.”

Greed, Italian Style: on Nicola Lagioia’s Ferocity by Kristen Martin
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Corruption, capitalism, and death in Puglia.

William Pope.L Navigates the Flint Waterways by Jennifer Junkermeier
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Not fit for human consumption.

Three Poems by Alan Gilbert
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You might be an heir to the throne,
but I’ve abolished the monarchy
before the sun comes out
and washes away the DayGlo.

Invisible Labors: Rahul Jain’s Machines by Kanishka Raja
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A documentary on the brutality behind India’s textile factories.

National Disintegrations by Braden King
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Art and exchange in extraterritorial territories

An Occupation: Joshua Cohen’s Moving Kings by Robin Giles
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Jewish identity and oppression, at home and abroad.

Lidia Yuknavitch by Porochista Khakpour

Writing with the body as her touchstone, the novelist channels a woman warrior in The Book of Joan.

Ed Atkins by Terence Trouillot
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Like his older compatriot Mark Leckey, Atkins deftly utilizes syncopated montages of sounds and filmic images to create disturbing and disorienting virtual realities.

Girlfriend Malaise by J. Jezewska Stevens
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Satirizing the “late-capitalist late-patriarchy” in Catherine Lacey’s The Answers

Hello, My Name Is: Abu Dhabi by Melissa Gronlund
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Deepak Unnikrishnan’s Temporary People and the fantastical realities of life in the Persian Gulf

Salomé Lamas by Matt Turner
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“Questions that once belonged to the cinematic institution have been set upon the world of spectacle we live in today. These questions belong to all of us now.”

Projectile Poetry by Zoë Hitzig
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War, worship, and capital in Danniel Schoonebeek’s Trébuchet

China Miéville by Paul La Farge
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Surrealism meets fantasy in The Last Days of New Paris, a recent novel by a British author of New Weird Fiction.

Angie Keefer and Liz Magic Laser
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Two interdisciplinary artists tackle the analogies between artistic, moral, and monetary value.

After the Crash by Ellie Robins
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Christos Ikonomou, Rafael Chirbes, and new fiction from the eurozone.

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