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David Coles’s Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Color by Sabine Russ
Cover of David Coles’ Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Color
David Coles’s Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Color by Sabine Russ
Cover of David Coles’ Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Color
Unavoidable and Unsettling Intimacy: A Conversation by Katie Kitamura & Ashley Nelson Levy
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Two novels about grief, translation, and the revelatory traces of language.

Karyn Olivier by Michelle Lopez
Fairground tent with a single chair behind a wall covered in various cloths and clothing items. A passerby examines the tent.

At the heart of Olivier’s sculptural inquiry is the fate of our existing and future monuments. How can they teach, and change us?

Archive and Place: William Camargo Interviewed by Kim Beil
A color photograph from behind of a person running across an empty parking lot titled, As Far As I Can Get, by William Camargo

Photographing hidden and alternative histories.

A Coherent Organism of Cravings and Fears: Daniel Tiffany Interviewed by Madison McCartha
Cover of Cry Baby Mystic by Daniel Tiffany

When spectral voices, across time and place, meet in poetry.

Walton Ford by Andrés Reséndez
The painting ‘Euphrates’ by Walton Ford. A 2020 piece consisting of watercolor, gouache, and ink on paper. An Arabian oryx, a white mammal with long, sharp black horns and black legs is shown mid-leap emerging from a forest going towards a body of water.

The painter and the historian find common ground by unearthing narrative histories that have been overlooked and nearly forgotten.

Danielle Evans by Jamel Brinkley
Portrait of author Danielle Evans. The photograph is tinted pink.

In Evans’s first interview before the release of her new and unintentionally prescient collection, The Office of Historical Corrections, she discusses humor, power, and replicas of the Titanic.

Hypnotic and Historical Power: Taibach Interviewed by Alex Lau
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The anonymous industrial music duo on engaging the ideological minefield of US-Taiwan-China relations.

Portfolio by Malcolm Peacock
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Probing the Finished Work: Alex Strada Interviewed by Simon Wu
An image of a large Presidential bust repeatedly projected onto the facades of several Times Square buildings at night.

The artist embraces revision, contradiction, and fallibility in a culture that prizes singular genius.

Rowan Ricardo Phillips by Gregory Pardlo
Spread from BOMB Magazine 152 of an Rowan Ricardo Phillips' interview by Gregory Pardlo

From epics to lyrics, Rowan Ricardo Phillips considers poetry’s reckoning with history and how writing will reflect our current crisis for future generations.

Terms of Exchange: Caroline Bergvall Interviewed by Greg Nissan
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The writer on using Chaucer’s Middle English to channel transgressive figures, rethink gender, and experience the pleasures of language.

Fiction as Revelation: Chigozie Obioma Interviewed by Xavier Navarro Aquino
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The Man Booker finalist on telling a story from the perspective of a spirit and writing to expose historical truths.

The Misadventures of Nuns by Tobias Carroll
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On Sylvia Townsend Warner’s The Corner That Held Them, a witty and subversive novel about life in a fourteenth century convent.

Multiply the Gaze: Karthika Naïr Interviewed by Bibi Deitz
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The poet on her reimagined version of Vyasa’s Mahabharata and the human cost of war.

Interrogating the Past: Sonya Clark Interviewed by Scott Turri
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The unraveling and retelling of history.

The Story of Our Lives Do Not Have Faces: Sally Wen Mao Interviewed by Anne Anlin Cheng
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The poet on her new collection and how a person lost to history can survive in the imaginary possibilities of art.

One Poem by Mike Lala
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Out, like fireflies, from the inter-dimensional, / silver disks at edge of picture hover over Hillary / with swaddled child, John Podesta counterpose beside her, / in a painting I’d like to paint, had I been a painter, / trading in detail from the too-smooth desert

Two Poems by Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer
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All monuments commemorate the same / falsehood The gilt is genuine and we feel it right / at the surface of our discontent / Anger like so many lustrous mounts softens / in the rain  And stallions and generals must periodically be / re-gilded      recommitted to    as if / as an abiding law of man / Though    if we are honest    it is the law that fails us / along with what we can abide 

Digging Our Way Through the Data Midden: On Ed Sanders’s Investigative Poetry and Broken Glory: The Final Years of Robert F. Kennedy by Ammiel Alcalay
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The citizen investigator as poet.

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