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Unexpected Vernacular: Ellen Lesperance Interviewed by Jared Quinton
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Painting feminist knitting patterns.

Unexpected Vernacular: Ellen Lesperance Interviewed by Jared Quinton
Pink Triangle New Wave Ellen Lesperance1

Painting feminist knitting patterns.

Magda Cârneci’s FEM Reviewed by Sarah McEachern
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The first English translation of the Romanian writer’s novel—a poetic exploration of the body that both engages and resists gender.

The Medical Gaze: Katarzyna Kozyra Interviewed by Zbigniew Bzymek
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The pioneering Polish video artist discusses illness, vulnerability, and Foucault.

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.”

From our Spring Issue: Melissa Febos by Sarah Neilson
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In her latest book, Girlhood, the essayist examines her own coming of age and finding the words to forge a new self.

Collaborative Feminism: Yana Schnitzler Interviewed by Patti Jordan
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A durational performance that knits a room-sized skirt.

Fear Can Set Us Free: Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s To the Ends of the Earth Reviewed by Ken Foster
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A young Japanese journalist shooting a televised travel program in Uzbekistan confronts her deepest fears and hidden aspirations.

The Gentrification of Memory: Legacy Russell Interviewed by McKenzie Wark
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A feminist manifesto that centers artists as the engineers of a queer and Black imagined future.

Power as a Verb: Karla Kelsey Interviewed by Kristina Marie Darling​​
Blood Feather by Karla Kelsey

The archival genesis of Blood Feather and its rich inquiry into poetry as a curatorial act.

Altering the Perspective: Joan Semmel Interviewed by Erik La Prade
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Groundbreaking paintings of the female body and sexuality.

Rules are for Breaking: Corinne Manning Interviewed by Cara Hoffman
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On pageantry, the contradictions of family, and writing about queer femmes.

Inclusive Practices: Kate McBride Interviewed by Anni Irish
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Rethinking institutions through social change.

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.

The Freedom to Develop What Is Necessary: Maria Thereza Alves Interviewed by Richard William Hill
Maria Thereza Alves, Seeds of Change, New York, A Botany of Colonization, 2017

Documenting a cross-cultural politics and aesthetics.

Character Studies: Whitney Hubbs Interviewed by Kim Beil
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Investigating the photographic portrait.

A Woman Object (Exploding) by Lidia Yuknavitch
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Goddamn it to motherfucking hell, she says. I think that ought to cover it, he says. He asks her why she feels the need to swear so much, so deliberately, what depends on it, why it’s so important to her. Why, after so long, she hasn’t grown tired. Worn out in the mouth.

Outstanding, Girl, You Knock Me Out: Ayana Evans and Tsedaye Makonnen Interviewed by Jessica Lanay
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Two artists manifest, claim, and demand space in a society that operates around violence against black women’s bodies while pretending that they don’t exist.

Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire by Mark Lukenbill
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Portraits and hauntings are inseparable bedfellows in film history.

Kirsten Grimstad and Susan Rennie’s The New Woman’s Survival Catalog: A Woman-made Book by Carmen Hermo
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On the 1973 feminist publication that gathered collective and self-help resources into one big, beautiful book.

Terms of Exchange: Caroline Bergvall Interviewed by Greg Nissan
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The writer on using Chaucer’s Middle English to channel transgressive figures, rethink gender, and experience the pleasures of language.

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