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Jibade-Khalil Huffman’s STANZA by Thom Donovan
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In Killer of Sheep, Charles Burnett’s 1977 film set in LA after the Watts riots, there is a scene you may recall: a group of friends sit in a car outside a liquor store; on the hood rests a can of beer, and the man in the passenger seat reaches through the empty windshield to sip from it.

Stephen Collier & Michael St. John
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“Stephen and I went drinking and eating one night from Canal Street to Esplanade (the length of the French quarter). We spent hours talking about New Orleans and art, both of which I love.”

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

Hosing Down the Slaughterhouse by Micaela Morrissette
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On Michel Houellebecq’s Submission

John Magary by Paul Dallas
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“My dream of a movie is to end on a note of 100% ambivalence.”

Tomi Ungerer by Natalie Frank
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“It’s so important to make your own little specks of peace around you. It’s a matter of being an idiot.”

Kara Walker by Matthea Harvey
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I’ve been thinking about Kara Walker’s work for a long time. Two years ago, a bleeding barn from one of her watercolors appeared in one of my poems. 

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