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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. 

Guys Like Us by Adam Day
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Walking the hardware store
aisles, past busted boxes
of finishing nails and mole
traps, he wonders if his penis
is still masculine if it resides
in a male mouth still warm
from casserole and coffee.

Jeffrey Eugenides by Jonathan Safran Foer

I’ve known Jeffrey Eugenides for several years and in several contexts—first as one of his readers, then as a student of his at Princeton, and now as a friend

Peggy Shaw by Craig Lucas

Legendary cross-dresser and co-founder of the theater troupe Split Britches joins playwright Craig Lucas for non-stop laughter and revelations about alternative theater, life, drugs, and the busting of conventions in general.

Zia Jaffrey’s The Invisibles by Ameena Meer
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I sometimes wonder whether Zia Jaffrey has a sixth sense, a sort of x-ray vision that gives her deep brown eyes the ability to penetrate the hearts of others. 

Two Photographs by Chuck Nanney
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Untitled photographs by Chuck Nanney included in the New Performance portfolio.

Nan Goldin by Stephen Westfall
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Nan Goldin’s photography never fails to entice, shining with her trademark sensuality and tenderness. She spoke with Stephen Westfall for BOMB in 1991.

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