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Pay Attention to the Humming: Ethan Rutherford Interviewed by Paul Yoon
Farthest South By Ethan Rutherford

A story collection about parenting in a post-apocalyptic world.

Pay Attention to the Humming: Ethan Rutherford Interviewed by Paul Yoon
Farthest South By Ethan Rutherford

A story collection about parenting in a post-apocalyptic world.

Making Art Out of Dead Things by Lilly Dancyger
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Excerpted from the memoir, Negative Space

Did You Enjoy The Piece? by Gideon Jacobs
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In this short story, an artist father and his son, an art critic, have a dramatic and telling confrontation at a gallery opening.

After the Father by Wendy S. Walters
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“Each time they told me to smile I felt at risk for oblivion, as if it wasn’t me that they were looking at but, rather, some bright reflection of themselves, some aspiration gnarled against their own self-perception.”

I Fall Asleep Watching Home Videos and Dream by Langston Cotman
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The Ross Brothers by RaMell Ross
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The filmmakers question the conventions of documentation with work that seeks transparency and authenticity outside of the fiction–nonfiction dichotomy.

Rufus Wainwright by Rakesh Satyal
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Wainwright talks about his tenth studio album, the “anemic” state of pop lyrics, and why Leonard Cohen—not Bob Dylan—should have won the Nobel Prize.

Real People: Ari Braverman Interviewed by Liza St. James
The Ballad of Big Feeling by Ari Braverman

The debut writer on how vignettes became a novel, bodies as objects, and why discomfort is comfortable to read.

From Invisibility to Visibility: Sanaë Lemoine Interviewed by Lynn Steger Strong
Bomb The Margot Affair

The writer on writing about secrets, food as love language, and releasing a debut novel during a pandemic.

Desiring the Unattainable: Zaina Arafat Interviewed by Ilana Masad
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On writing secondhand trauma, cycles of behavior, and the loneliness of internalized homophobia.

Two Poems by Emily Brandt
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I like when words fail. It shows we don’t believe / we totally know. Name a plant in a forest // and you think you know it. That name / to a bird or a dog, that sound is a squawk.

Gaining a Self: On Chelsea Bieker’s Godshot by Kristen Martin
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A uniquely vile cast of characters, ecological disaster, and a motherless daughter who finds strength in the unexpected.

Relationship Advice: Maia Chao Interviewed by Simon Wu
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Mapping personal attachment styles onto art institutions.

Let the Dialogue Do Something: Angela Schanelec Interviewed by Ricky D’Ambrose
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The German filmmaker discusses her reductive approach.

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.

Invent New Rules: Lara Vapnyar Interviewed by Rebecca Schiff
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The writer on creating a legend about her mother, breaking the fourth wall, and Elena Ferrante’s honesty.

The Hit Writer: Jami Attenberg Interviewed by Elena Sheppard
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The author on her latest novel about family secrets, New Orleans, and characters waiting for their stories to be told.

Falling Crows by Beth Piatote
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The boy who is coming home with part of himself missing is the man’s nephew. The man, Silas, receives the news and hangs up the phone, numb. He wants a drink. He doesn’t want a drink. He wants time to move backward.

We Can’t Wait for Anyone to Tell Our Stories: Angie Cruz Interviewed by Andrea Thome
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The writer on her new novel, how Dominicans have shaped New York City’s culture, and creating artistic spaces that are truly liberating.

The Illusion of Permanence: Nick Flynn Interviewed by Yvonne Conza
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On his new collection of poetry, I Will Destroy You, the book that emerged from choosing not to write.

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