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I Want Us To Look More Closely: Chloë Bass Interviewed by Jessica Lynne
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Asking the question, “Why are we like this?”

Writers on Artists: Thomas Bernhard’s Old Masters by Ed Winstead
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The use and abuse of art in an imperfect world.

Feeling Changed: Rita Bullwinkel Interviewed by Lincoln Michel
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“I love titles that sound good in the mouth.”

Digging Beneath the Polite Veneer: Eileen Pollack Interviewed by Taylor Larsen
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The writer discusses growing up in the Borscht Belt, the prevalence of literary humor, and the power of feminist punch lines.

Two Poems by Yumi Dineen Shiroma
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You are magnetic in the old way. / For Duchamp, the neutrality of objects / You stand in a room of your own design. / becomes a sort of anti-aesthetic

Darkness and Light: Dan Sheehan Interviewed by Sara Nović
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The Restless Souls novelist on reading his reviews, working as a medical equipment tester, and writing responsibly about war and trauma. 

The Rest Is Silence: Magnus Mills’s The Forensic Records Society by Sean Adams
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The comic turmoil of the mundane, with musical accompaniment.

Three Poems by Michael Newton
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Filled with hairspray and dog-smoke / and cigarette meat / at the meeting  in the big town-hall / of the small provincial town of / sleep       

Alex Gilvarry and Gabe Hudson 
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The novelists on Vietnam, Norman Mailer, and the dragon’s perspective.

from Adjunct Island by Joanna Howard
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The canoe is covered in canvas, and something is trapped in the weave, deep under the shellac. A knot perhaps, or stitch.

Nina Katchadourian by Mónica de la Torre​
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Embracing boredom and creative constraints, Katchadourian tells of in-flight artwork and other conceptual projects.

Portfolio by Gabriela Vainsencher
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“Eh…”

Ieva Misevičiūtė by Melanie Bonajo
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A performance artist who grew up in the circus uses clowning, street dance, and butoh in playful and provocative combinations.

Jordan Kantor by Dean Rader
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When I look at Jordan Kantor’s visual art, I think of poems.

Jeremy Sigler by Samuel Jablon
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“As writers, we have the tendency to get disgusted by our own filth and start throwing it all away, spraying disinfectant and removing words, instead of using creativity to construct buoyancy.”

Laurie Simmons’s My Art by Judith Hudson
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Taking cinema’s portrayal of artists personally

Fiona Maazel by Tracy O'Neill
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“Comedy is a great vehicle for spreading the bad news about who we are. It’s also a mercy killing of the resistance that springs up whenever we’re forced to look at ourselves.”

DeForrest Brown Jr. & Bill Kouligas
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“How do you draw information out if you aren’t involved and in love with it.”

Now You See Them, Now You Don’t by Micaela Morrissette
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Reliable uncertainty in Deb Olin Unferth’s Wait Till You See Me Dance

Innocent Intellect by Rachel Riederer
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Heady fun in Elif Batuman’s The Idiot

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