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National Disintegrations by Braden King
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Art and exchange in extraterritorial territories

Vince Staples by Simone White
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“Life has a soundtrack. And certain music is a soundtrack to a certain type of identity or feeling. 50 Cent, the Game, and those kinds of guys—they made us feel like our lives were worth nothing, basically.”

Agnieszka Kurant by Sabine Russ
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Agnieszka Kurant’s interests include various forms of surplus, invisible entities, and the phantoms haunting capitalist production. Some of her projects involve crowdsourcing, others outsourcing to nonhuman species: think colonies of termites.

Portfolio by Matthew C. Wilson

Interspecies/specie communication.

Portfolio by Adelita Husni Bey

Working for a World Free of Poverty.

Tony Medina’s Broke Baroque by Patricia Spears Jones
Tony Medina Broke Baroque

The second week in January, when I wrote this piece, marked the fiftieth anniversary of the war on poverty. More than forty-seven million people are currently living below the official poverty line.

Scott Olson by Veronika Vogler
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Painter Scott Olson on stumbling upon materials, the Ohio art scene, and the importance of frames.

Two Stories by Thomas Israel Hopkins

An Obstacle to Empathy

I am conducting an interview with a general who is in the process of authorizing an invasion of a country that borders both his and mine.

BOMB GLOBAL: IRELAND by Michele Horrigan
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Who’s in charge? Michele Horrigan takes a look at art in a failing economy.

Rae Armantrout by Ben Lerner
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Pulitzer Prize–winner Rae Armantrout on her new book of poetry, Money Shot, and its dealings with value—in life, porn, and capitalism—through an email exchange with poet Ben Lerner.

Mika Rottenberg by Judith Hudson
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Artist Rottenberg builds mini-factories for her video sets, where fetish workers produce elemental products such as lemon-scented sweat and maraschino cherries. Her work is up at Mary Boone through 12/18.

Drawings from 21 Love Poems and The Fried Tale (London Zoo) by Caroline Bergvall
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All juicit with an arseful of moola, wonga, clams & squids

Kristin Palm’s The Straits by Mónica de la Torre​
The Straits

“Vocal Executive Chides Critics of Detroit” reads a recent New York Times headline, confirming a synecdoche firmly engrained in the American imagination substituting industry for place. 

Nicolás Guagnini by John Miller
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John Miller on how Nicolás Guagnini’s photography explores the repression and monotony implicit in everyday life.

José Castillo by Carlos Brillembourg
Bruce Mau  by Kathryn Simon
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The president and creative director of his own design firm and the force behind a range of interdisciplinary projects and partnerships, Bruce Mau speaks with Kathryn Simon about drift, vision, and his unique studio environment.

Zhang Yimou’s Not One Less by Mark Magill
Zhang Yimou

Centered around a 13-year-old substitute teacher in a remote and impoverished rural village, Not One Less delivers an important lesson in worth.

Sympathy by Jim Thompson
Four Poems by Gigi Marks

Miscellaneous Costs

So it is true that nothing

Barbara Kopple by Roland Legiardi-Laura
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Roland Legiardi-Laura invokes documentarian Barbara Kopple’s modesty as they discuss the extreme hardships and tensions involved in making Oscar-winning films such as American Dream and Harlan County, U.S.A.

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