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Improvisation and Ideology: Nat Randall, Anna Breckon, and Alia Shawkat Interviewed by Rachel Stone
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The artist, director, and actress discuss their endurance performance, The Second Woman, and its exploration of gender performativity.

Chavisa Woods’s 100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
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Chavisa Woods tells a linear but fragmented personal story of growing up and coming of age in a misogynist culture

From My Mother Laughs by Chantal Akerman
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“I preferred that others not be neglected but found the neglected gender suited me better than the not-neglected genders. I found my neglected gender to have a certain style. A style I like.”

The Alchemy of an Apology: Eve Ensler Interviewed by Raluca Albu
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On writing a letter of atonement from the perspective of her father, the perpetrator of sexual assault.

Reemergence of a Past: Joanna Hogg Interviewed by Daniella Shreir
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The filmmaker speaks about The Souvenir, class, gender, and the autobiographical.

Studio Visit: Nancy Elsamanoudi by Naomi Falk
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Intuiting rather than calculating.

Three Poems by ​shireen alia ahmed
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Sick and smelly / I dip my finger into my belly button / and it seems to go forever // Not a shallow cup this is just / AttemptS just attempts to remember / what it was like to be pastel

One Poem by Ben Pelhan
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a surgeon takes / a shirt off. / a struggle. / a shrug. / a shrinking /    blinking quiet. / give him his bottle / so he can suck on it.

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.

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