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Three Poems by Allyson Paty
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In English the burning city / Hecuba dreams in my hand // Come man with cup / and hard-luck pitch // Upstream the brunch rush / shines upon our heads

An Individual Is Made of Many Parts: Tschabalala Self Interviewed by Sasha Bonét
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Space shapes bodies; bodies shape space. 

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.

Frederick Wiseman by Nicholas Elliott
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“The best comedy is sad comedy.”

Chantal Akerman’s News from Home by Nicholas Elliott
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Above and Below: Gordon Matta-Clark by Lytle Shaw
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The 17th-century townhouses that Gordon Matta-Clark and his friends chipped away at in Conical Intersect (1975) did not collapse immediately—like, say, flimsy clapboard ranch styles built where neighborhood site plans had been rushed and mistaken.

Wendy White by EJ Hauser
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In Chinatown, NYC, where Wendy White lives, new signs go up over outdated signs, new awnings are installed over old ones, graffiti is painted over, windows become walls, additions are built, architecture is modified, buildings disappear … White has become a connoisseur of these visual shifts.

Portfolio by Barney Kulok
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2001 by Sabine Russ
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Sabine Russ maps Wolfgang Staehle’s 2001 onto 2011, tracing the painful and cathartic implications of its memory.

Under Your Bootsoles by Geoffrey Hilsabeck
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A poignant vision of our country from the great American photographer Edward Weston is on view now at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Eve Sussman by Matvei Yankelevich
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Sussman’s remarkable new film, whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir is an sci-fi narrative that constantly re-edits itself. The filmmaker talks to poet Yankelvich about outdated notions of the future, Malevich and Kazakh deserts.

Dilations by Kaye Blegvad

An ever-expanding post of drawings, photographs, observations, and inspirations. Snapshots of life in New York, things witnessed and stumbled upon; making connections and keeping an eye open. All original work by illustrator and photographer Kaye Blegvad.

Atlanta: Hip Hop and the South by Richard Maxwell
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Michael Schmelling made a book called Atlanta, a photo book about the Atlanta hip-hop scene. Then Richard Maxwell wrote a review of it.

Luis Molina-Pantin’s Narco-Architecture and its Contributions to the Community by Nick Stillman
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Posing as a real estate photographer, Venezuelan artist Luis Molina-Pantin took photographs of gaudy buildings built with drug money.

Vanessa Place’s La Medusa by Stefanie Sobelle
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Los Angeles is distinctive for its magic hour; that time of day when the sun is teasing the horizon.

Smiljan Radic (en español) by Jose Castillo
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Aunque tenemos amigos en común, Smiljan Radic y yo nunca nos hemos conocido en persona; tampoco hemos hablado por teléfono.

Portfolio by Jason Langer
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Julie Mehretu by Lawrence Chua
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At the heart of Julie Mehretu’s paintings is a question about the ways in which we construct and live in the world. Perhaps that is what makes the work so radical: its willingness to unravel the conventionally given answers about the violent environment we inhabit today. 

Michael Bell by Andrew Benjamin
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Michael Bell represents a new breed of architectural practitioner, theorist, and professor. 

Tom Slaughter by Jon Robin Baitz
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Tom Slaughter’s paintings have a very specific effect. Like Brazilian music, as in Jobim, or Caetano Veloso, they are instantly pleasing.

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