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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. 

Tragic Confluences: Anne Carson’s Translation of Euripides’ Bakkhai by Will Harrison
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Re-imagining antiquity and complicating gender binaries for the modern reader.

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.”

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

Girlfriend Malaise by J. Jezewska Stevens
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Satirizing the “late-capitalist late-patriarchy” in Catherine Lacey’s The Answers

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.

Jen Bervin and Dianna Frid
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Through sewing, weaving, and embroidery, two artists probe the boundaries between texts and textiles.

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?

Five Poems by Kirsten Kaschock

This First Proof contains five poems by Kirsten Kaschock.

Martha Wilson by Britta Wheeler
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With the release of Martha Wilson Sourcebook, the artist looks back on her 40-year career and discusses the origins of Franklin Furnace, the flexibility of identity, and the difficulty of staying visible with age.

Mary Gaitskill by Matthew Sharpe

The first thing of Mary Gaitskill’s I ever read was a short statement she made at the back of The Best American Short Stories, 1993 about her story “The Girl on the Plane,” in which a man tells a woman in the airplane seat next to his that he once participated in a gang rape.

Holly Zausner by Josiah McElheny
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Josiah McElheny on how Holly Zausner’s videos explore the limitations of our physicality and “our struggle with the physical and psychic burdens of the body.”

Harriet Hosmer: Lost and Found by Patricia Cronin

Who gets written into history? Who is forgotten? What are the conditions under which eradication can occur?

David Greenspan by Steven Drukman
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Even among that vibrant flock of downtown New York performer-playwrights (Wallace Shawn, Eric Bogosian, Holly Hughes), David Greenspan sticks out as a rare bird.

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