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The Medical Gaze: Katarzyna Kozyra Interviewed by Zbigniew Bzymek
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The pioneering Polish video artist discusses illness, vulnerability, and Foucault.

The Medical Gaze: Katarzyna Kozyra Interviewed by Zbigniew Bzymek
Olimpia Niebieska Vertical

The pioneering Polish video artist discusses illness, vulnerability, and Foucault.

Douglas Crimp’s Dance Dance Film Essays by Rosalyn Deutsche
Black and white photograph of dancer Nicholas Strafaccia participating in Trisha Brown’s Spiral. In a large warehouse with several columns and a ladder in the background, Strafaccia wears loose white clothing and is attached to a harness connecting to him to a cord. The cord has spiraled around the column and he hangs perpendicular to the column, parallel to the ground beneath him.

At some point in the late ’70s, when Douglas Crimp and I were art history doctoral students at the Graduate Center, CUNY, he invited me to the ballet.

Four Poems by Yi Sang
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Yi Sang (1910–1937) was a poet and a short story writer during the Japanese occupation of Korea. Despite his brief literary career, he left behind perhaps the most influential body of work in modern Korean literature.

Miasmic Dread and Inexplicable Lightness: Meriem Bennani and Orian Barki’s 2 Lizards Reviewed by Simon Wu
Still from 2 Lizards by Meriem Bennani two lizards dancing in unison

Narrativizing everyday experiences of the pandemic in New York City.

Results, Concrete: Carly Mandel Interviewed by Kerry Doran
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Making chronic illness visible.

Knife, Paintbrush, Pen: on Elizabeth Lyons’s The Blessing of Dark Water by Gillie Collins
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Talking back to diagnosis

Belle Boggs & Mike Scalise
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“The perceived aversion to a male-centered illness narrative had to do with antiquated ideas about who should and shouldn’t be vulnerable to a failing body, and what that vulnerability means.”

Cynthia Hopkins by Craig Lucas
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“I don’t think about the audience. If I thought about the audience, I’d be writing Rent.”—Cynthia Hopkins

The Lowdown On Lowboy by David Varno

John Wray’s novel Lowboy has been out for a few weeks now, and the media attention has been universally enthusiastic.

Cristi Puiu’s The Death of Mr. Lazarescu by Branden King
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Cinema didn’t start with stories. It was hijacked by them. The journey from Lumière to Griffith was over before it began.

A Lepidopterist’s Tale by Daniel Waterman

This First Proof contains the story “A Lepidopterist’s Tale.”

You Are Not a Stranger Here by Adam Haslett

He has seen these cliffs before, in picture books. He has seen the wide beaches and the ruined cathedral. 

A Strange Kind of Brain Damage by Can Xue

There does indeed exist a strange kind of brain damage. I have a friend who is a housewife in her thirties. When she talks with others, her left eye will not stop blinking.

The Affliction by Joyce Carol Oates

Always they ask of him: When did you begin? 

Eros by Patrick McGrath

I continued to function, morning surgery, rounds after lunch, evening surgery, on-call at night. It was a cold winter, and Spike was vicious.

Van by David Rattray

In the spring of 1957, some cronies and I had a supper club in the dining room of the Green Lantern, an inn on the edge of Hanover, New Hampshire, where I was a student in my senior year at Dartmouth. 

“Oh, brother!” by Elena Alexander

There I am, we are.

The Holy Ghost by Luc Sante
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He had been waiting in the doctor’s office for so long he had begun to forget his symptoms. 

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