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Life Before Death: John Bruce and Pawel Wojtasik Interviewed by Nicholas Elliott
End Of Life Sarah Grossman

The filmmakers take an unexpected approach to documenting people in the final stage of life.

One Poem by Ben Pelhan
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a surgeon takes / a shirt off. / a struggle. / a shrug. / a shrinking /    blinking quiet. / give him his bottle / so he can suck on it.

An Artist’s Guide to Herbs: Sarsaparilla by Harmony Holiday
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“The blood of the thing is the truth of the thing.”

Thomas Lilti by Liza Béar
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As both physician and filmmaker, Lilti discusses his recent hospital drama and the challenges of medical and artistic practice.

Joaquim Pinto by Paul Dallas
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Portuguese cinema, dealing with illness, and “the tissue connecting the cosmic and the corporeal.”

Christopher Payne’s Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals by Peter Moysaenko
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From the destruction of King George’s likeness at Bowling Green, to the paving over of Native American earthworks, to the debasement of Penn Station and the ongoing disappearing acts of ballparks and churches, it’s becoming more and more clear that American architecture is an architecture of impermanence.

Shohei Imamura’s Dr. Akagi by Lawrence Chua
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Shohei Imamura’s 25th film, Dr. Akagi, is a lovely mess of jazzy comedy, kink, and apocalypse that he has declared to be his last movie. 

Dogleg by Janet Kieffer

Brutus had intense yellow eyes that locked onto yours when he looked at you and cocked his head, but his eyes were closed when he was on the operating table. Joe had the OR nurse cover him with blue sheets and only his feathery, mottled tail stuck out. Joe was operating on his leg.

Martin Amis by Patrick McGrath
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This interview is featured, along with thirty-four others, in our anthology BOMB: The Author Interviews.

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