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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

Love is Something We Inherit: Yanyi Interviewed by Sarah Sala
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The poet on the myth of total knowledge, resisting answers, and the anxiety of completion.

Young Joon Kwak by Charles Long
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On stage and in the studio, Kwak (aka Xina Xurner) summons bodies, objects, and energies that flourish at the “seams of the illusions of fixed identity.”

The Feminine and the Bloodthirsty: Chase Berggrun Interviewed by Ruby Brunton
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The poet on erasing Dracula’s misogyny, the politics of literary appropriation, and the beauty of long poems.  

Inhabiting Realities: An Interview with Novelist Akwaeke Emezi by Sasha Bonét
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The Freshwater author on the ogbanje, Igbo, rejecting gender binaries, and using private journals as creative archives.

Modernism and Dystopia: Catherine Opie Interviewed by William J. Simmons
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Portraiture as a form of mapping.

Defying Categories: on Chimera: Vaginal Davis & Louise Nevelson by Matthew J. Abrams
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Two artists creating hybrids

“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.

Wu Tsang & boychild by Tess Altman
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“It’s about creating the conditions for a moment.”

Seventy-Four Choices by T.L. Baker
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Everybody assumes I’m one or the other, at first. Sometimes it becomes a game, a mental tally of points in each column, trying to prove the original guess.

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.

Alexandre Vidal Porto by Bruna Dantas Lobato
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“What can’t I be in São Paulo that I could become in New York?”

Becca Blackwell’s They, Themself and Schmerm by Amber Power
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It’s Corey Haim here—‘80s heartthrob, teen idol, and tragic girlish boy next door. What’s up, Schmerm?

Juliet Jacques by Rebekah Weikel
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“Radical spaces can generate and evolve ideas and tactics, some of which cross over into mainstream culture—and need to.”

Maggie Nelson by A.L. Steiner
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“What expression isn’t a negotiation of some sort?”

Shelley Marlow’s Two Augusts in a Row in a Row by Kevin Killian
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Brooklyn-based Shelley Marlow, a first-time novelist, has created a memorable protagonist in Philomena/Phillip, a late-bloomer if ever there was one, a performance artist and researcher in 2001 New York. 

Justin Vivian Bond by Joy Episalla
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Bond keeps expanding a performative repertoire that’s equally personal and political. On the occasion of V’s gallery exhibit in London, Episalla queries the self-designated “trans-genre artist.”

Eileen Myles: My Need To Say by CAConrad
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Poets CA Conrad and Eileen Myles discuss the past, Myles’s novel Inferno, and Modern Maturity.

Performance in Process: devynn emory by Lori DeGolyer

Lori DeGolyer chats with choreographer devynn emory after catching a rehearsal of their latest piece,this horse is not a home.

Rona Yefman by michel auder
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Uncanny, maybe. Troublemakers for sure. Between reality and fiction, Rona Yefman’s Let It Bleed brings us the flawless collaboration between photographer and actor, in this case, the artist and her sibling Gil. 

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