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Arcana: A Stephen Jonas Reader by Ammiel Alcalay
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Long neglected poet Stephen Jonas created a complex web of self-mythologized identities to escape any form of categorization …

Titus Kaphar by Jason Stanley
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The artist’s works amend the white supremacist mythology contained in American monuments and historical paintings: “Democracy requires a clear understanding of the past, including its mistakes.”

Dyke Beauty: Gala Mukomolova’s Without Protection by Natalie Adler
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A poetry collection on the violence of knowledge, sexual awakening, and encounters through Baba Yaga’s forest.

Ruth Cuthand by Chantal McStay
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Beading images of deadly viruses and bacteria into enticing designs, Cuthand makes visible Indigenous communities’ exposure to disease from first colonial contact to today.

Confusing and Accurate and Deadpan: Trevor Shimizu Interviewed by C. Spencer Yeh
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The New York-based painter and video artist on the tragicomic nature of wannabes and scenesters.

The Inexpressible: Erica Trabold Interviewed by Kristina Tate
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The writer on Swedish Nebraska, the lyric essay, and brevity as a superpower. 

One Piece: Untitled by Bernadette Despujols
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The artist talks about investigating the gender spectrum and the female gaze. 

A Bildungsroman Spy Novel: On Rosalie Knecht’s Who is Vera Kelly? by Kristen Martin
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The covert operative with a complex psyche.

Narrative Gravity: Mikkel Rosengaard Interviewed by Raluca Albu
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The Invention of Ana novelist on the manipulations of narrative, being submerged by fiction, and the protagonist as STD.

The Self Is a Fiction: Jenny Xie Interviewed by Mariam Rahmani
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The poet on the politics of the gaze, the migratory act of reading, the anxiety of bilingualism, and the universality of shame.

Portfolio by Eva Woolridge
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Embracing divine identity through photographic portraiture.

Three Poems by Stacey Tran
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We went into the garden to pick out a poison blocker / We saw fish mint / A lizard’s tail / A chameleon plant / Your heartleaf / My fishwort

Portfolio by William Wolfgang Wunderbar
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WWW highly enjoys collaborations and co-creation and is currently involved in the project Perfect Users: a remix group that reflects on using-in-general and digital anthropology (or not).

Two Poems by Marília Garcia
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when you say / erase / do you mean / stop existing?

Three Poems by Safia Jama
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It was a long period of peace, prosperity, refined sensibilities and national self-confidence. And crumpets.

Teju Cole’s Blind Spot by Claire Lehmann
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Following loosely in the tradition of the book-length photo-essay yoking images to text in a documentary mode, Cole has gently torqued this form.

Staring Back, Staring Out: An Interview with Jillian Weise by Jessie Male
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“I originally published this in 2007 thinking, Oh this is a fine book, but I will be joined by a whole lot of amputee writers, and they are going to be here any minute. I’m still waiting.”

Suzanne Bocanegra by John Haskell
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By casting actors to perform as herself, Bocanegra considers “the nature of presentation itself.” Lili Taylor stars in her Farmhouse/Whorehouse at BAM’s Next Wave Festival this December.

Super-Vault by Lee Lai
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Lee Lai is an artist from Melbourne, Australia, currently living in Tio’tia:ke (known as Montreal, Quebec). Her comics and illustrations are part fiction, part memoir, part emotional journalism.

Gender Trouble in Queer Paradise by Tavia Nyong'o
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Future St. is set in an America in which homosexuality has triumphed over heterosexuality, cloning has replaced sexual reproduction, and California has seceded from the mainland United States to form the gay male state of “Clonifornia.”

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