Fantasy

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The novelists on Vietnam, Norman Mailer, and the dragon’s perspective.

China Miéville by Paul La Farge
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Surrealism meets fantasy in The Last Days of New Paris, a recent novel by a British author of New Weird Fiction.

Portfolio by Dana Lok
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“Traditionally, a painting treats you to the front and center seats. I like the idea you might get a seat that’s off to the side.”

from Where the Bird Sings Best by Alejandro Jodorowsky
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In those good old days, Salvador Arcavi, the first of a long series of Salvadors—traditionally all his descendants had the same name—though respectful of the Holy Book, decided he was not to going to be a prisoner to its letters.

Emilia Kabakov by Amei Wallach
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Emilia Kabakov talks about her need to live between reality and fantasy, and discusses paint in comparison to installation.

Jason Schwartz by J.W. McCormack
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Household archeology, bygone telephone etiquette, townball, and the teasing sepulcher that is John the Posthumous.

I am the Center: Private Issue New Age Music in America, 1950–1990 by Dustin Wong

There were three. One was holding a cup full of his own semen; another, a burnt branch of sage; and the other, a solid block of quartz. Their intentions weren’t congealing as intended. This hasn’t been done before, a portal to another realm, another time, another space.

House/Hold and Family Portrait by Hillerbrand+Magsamen

A selection from husband and wife team Hillerbrand+Magsamen’s House/Hold series (2011-12), plus a video excerpt of Family Portrait (2012).

The Giant Baby by Laurie Foos

This First Proof contains the short story, “The Giant Baby,” by Laurie Foos.

Lucrecia Martel by Haden Guest
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“tradition is one thing and conservatism is another. You conserve something that is not alive, something that no longer functions, that is rotten. If something is alive there is no need to conserve it. Nobody conserves a garden.”

Lucrecia Martel (Spanish) by Haden Guest
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Durante el mes de octubre la cineasta argentina Lucrecia Martel visitó el Harvard Film Archive para celebrar su primera retrospectiva: La Ciénaga La Niña Santa , y La Mujer Sin Cabeza , sus tres largometrajes, se mostraron juntos por primera vez. 

Dana Schutz by Mei Chin
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Dissection and dismemberment abound in Dana Schutz’s work, all offset by sunny colors and a pert sense of humor.

Thomas Shannon by Mimi Thompson

Thomas Shannon’s floating world has a precision that can be paired with dreams. Using Earth’s gravity as mean point, a kind of beginning, Shannon guides inert materials such as aluminum and wood to release their weight.

Slavoj Žižek’s The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime: On David Lynch’s Lost Highway by Rachel Kushner

When I first saw David Lynch’s Lost Highway upon its theater release in 1998, I found myself seduced by what have become classic Lynchean touches: the opening sequence of bifurcated highway strip, its noirish titles, its lushly choreographed scenes and hearty use of the sexual and the grotesque—in sum, its unimpeachable stylishness. 

Spike Jonze’s Being John Malkovich by Nic Roman
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Fantasies of escape—from the doldrums, inadequacies, disappointments, alarm clocks, from the inevitability of the daily—take myriad form, most frequently geographical. To the seaside, to the mountains, to the suburbs, to Paris!

Geoffrey O’Brien by Luc Sante
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Geoffrey O’Brien and Luc Sante unearth the subtext that was Times Square in the ’60s, “the round-the-clock festival of junk culture and lyrical sleaze.”

Jesus Saves by Darcey Steinke

Early light seeped through the green plastic bags taped over the window, and made the room feel like the bottom of a swamp. 

Haruki Murakami’s Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Robert Polito
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From his earliest spare fictions, Hear the Wind Sing and Norwegian Wood, through his recent, steadily more baroque and textured novels, A Wild Sheep ChaseHard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, and Dance Dance Dance, Haruki Murakami nudged contemporary realism into fable…

Larry Fessenden’s Habit by Suzan Sheman
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Habit is low budget and gritty, fitting for its setting in the lower Manhattan bars, tenement apartments, and Italian festivals of summer—you can almost smell the sausages and peppers smoldering.

Appointment in Wipe-ola by Archie Rand
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All images by Archie Rand, excerpts from a novel, Appointment in Wipe-Ola, 1993.

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