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An Artificial Reality: Amalia Ulman Interviewed by Amy Chabassier
A young white woman with shoulder-length, brown hair and wearing a gray plaid blazer crosses her arms and looks directly into the camera in a waist-up portrait against a clouded gray photography studio backdrop.

In her debut film, El Planeta, Ulman considers the tension between reality and artifice while referencing older cinematic styles.

An Artificial Reality: Amalia Ulman Interviewed by Amy Chabassier
A young white woman with shoulder-length, brown hair and wearing a gray plaid blazer crosses her arms and looks directly into the camera in a waist-up portrait against a clouded gray photography studio backdrop.

In her debut film, El Planeta, Ulman considers the tension between reality and artifice while referencing older cinematic styles.

Love and Self-Murder: Patrick deWitt Interviewed by Ken Foster
Patrick deWitt throws his arm around Azazel Jacobs.

The author of French Exit on collaborating with Azazel Jacobs in adapting the book to film.

Issue #152: Jibz Cameron by Svetlana Kitto
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The performance artist aka Dynasty Handbag recounts her journey from the San Francisco DIY scene to New York’s avant-garde theater world and ultimately to Hollywood.

Cathy Park Hong by Ken Chen
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The poet’s new collection of essays, Minor Feelings, threads intense friendships, “bad” English, and standup comedy into a meditation on the Asian-American experience.

Digging Beneath the Polite Veneer: Eileen Pollack Interviewed by Taylor Larsen
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The writer discusses growing up in the Borscht Belt, the prevalence of literary humor, and the power of feminist punch lines.

Adrienne Truscott by Erin Markey
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The performers consider memory, autobiography, and stand-up in Truscott’s groundbreaking comedy about rape, Asking for It, showing this November at NYU’s Skirball Center.

Jeremy Sigler by Samuel Jablon
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“As writers, we have the tendency to get disgusted by our own filth and start throwing it all away, spraying disinfectant and removing words, instead of using creativity to construct buoyancy.”

Morgan Bassichis by Katherine Brewer Ball
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“What’s the point of being queer, or an artist, or a radical, if you don’t veer?”

Athina Rachel Tsangari by Giovanni Marchini Camia
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“It’s not really subversion, it’s catching something before it becomes what we’re accustomed to.”

Shana Moulton by Bean Gilsdorf
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“She isn’t all completely me, but somehow she’s a part of me, or some sort of art-making tool.”

Rick Alverson by Gary M. Kramer
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“A cat and mouse game between attraction and repulsion.”

Casey Jane Ellison by Brienne Walsh
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“What’s the difference between New York and LA? In New York, you cry in the street, but in LA, you cry in your car.”

Armel Hostiou by Gary M. Kramer
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Love, obsession, and comedy in the big city.

Lawrence Michael Levine by Gary M. Kramer
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The fine art of the romantic-comedy-thriller-mystery.

Desiree Akhavan by Steve Macfarlane
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Exiled to adulthood.

Bruno Dumont by Nicholas Elliott
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“Chiaroscuro levels of thought.”

Michael M. Bilandic by Gary M. Kramer
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The art world, horror rap, and Delaware.

Martha Stephens by Steve Macfarlane
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Directing a comedic travelogue set in Iceland.

Jerry Stahl by Lisa Dierbeck
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Jerry Stahl on fatherhood, pharmaceuticals, and the subversive humor of his new novel, Happy Mutant Baby Pills.

Tim Heidecker by Gary Canino
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Tim Heidecker discusses his second soft-rock album with Heidecker and Wood, his online beefs, and blurring the lines between his various public personae.

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