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Gender Dysphoria: Laurence Philomene Interviewed by Clara Lou
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Identities, self-portraits, and fiction.

One Piece: Untitled by Bernadette Despujols
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The artist talks about investigating the gender spectrum and the female gaze. 

Illustration and Language: Caitlin Keogh Interviewed by Caroline Elbaor
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Painting the fragmented body.

Lynne Tillman’s Men and Apparitions by Michael Valinsky
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Lynne Tillman’s first novel in twelve years, Men and Apparitions, follows a narrator ruminating on his own subject position: Ezekiel “Zeke” Stark, a cultural anthropologist, conducts a study of men’s reactions to and impressions of the changing nature of masculinity in America today. 

Holy and Profane: Marianna Ellenberg Interviewed by Wendy Vogel
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Nineteenth-century female hysteria and contemporary digital culture on stage.

You Have to Get Their Attention: An Interview with Rachel Lyon by Ryan Spencer
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The debut novelist of Self-Portrait with Boy on the DUMBO of the 1990s, accidental art, and the importance of being unladylike. 

Never Tell Them Your True Name: Remembering Ursula K. Le Guin by Monica Uszerowicz
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“Resistance and change often begin in art.”

One Poem by Lara Mimosa Montes
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When you don’t have the words / what will you use to speak (to truth)? Whiteness is structured like a language

Conversation Smudging: Sophie Seita on Translating Uljana Wolf by Zoe Brezsny
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“The book can draw in different audiences without catering to them. There’s a kind of rigorous hospitality, an aperture for dialogue.”

Baby, They Call It Vermilion by Annie Dewitt
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The first thing my Godsent said when I came through the door was, “I think I have this damn thing on backwards.”

The Form Vampire: An Interview with Carmen Maria Machado by Liza St. James
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“Our bodies are graveyards of cells, the source of art, inherently finite, constantly decaying.”

Adrienne Truscott by Erin Markey
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The performers consider memory, autobiography, and stand-up in Truscott’s groundbreaking comedy about rape, Asking for It, showing this November at NYU’s Skirball Center.

“To Lie Is to Try”: Two Books on Kathy Acker by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
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Chris Kraus and Douglas A. Martin conjure the iconoclastic author.

Fall Arts Preview
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Upcoming shows, retrospectives, and museum openings highlighted by Maika Pollack, Ratik Asokan, Alex Zafiris, Gideon Jacobs, Michael Barron, Wendy Vogel, Zack Hatfield, and Legacy Russell

Harmony Holiday by Farid Matuk
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“I don’t want the kind of career where everything is sensible and safe; I’d rather suffer through the anxiety of wondering where I’m going next than suffer the boredom of dancing in the same safe square.”

Lidia Yuknavitch by Porochista Khakpour

Writing with the body as her touchstone, the novelist channels a woman warrior in The Book of Joan.

Now You See Them, Now You Don’t by Micaela Morrissette
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Reliable uncertainty in Deb Olin Unferth’s Wait Till You See Me Dance

Rita Ackermann by Josh Smith
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We listen in as two painters talk painting, studio practice, and the way their works live out in the world.

Becca Blackwell by Jim Fletcher
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The actors chat about performing masculinity, transitioning, and Blackwell’s one-person show They, Themself and Schmerm.

Laia Jufresa by Valeria Luiselli
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The author’s first novel is set in Mexico City, but its themes of violence, grief, and solitude are truly global.

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