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Get Out of That Pain: Tori Amos Interviewed by Joe Vallese
Tori Amos

The musician on her new memoir, how the muses showed up to help her write about grief, and the power of creativity during pandemic times.

Get Out of That Pain: Tori Amos Interviewed by Joe Vallese
Tori Amos

The musician on her new memoir, how the muses showed up to help her write about grief, and the power of creativity during pandemic times.

A Collision of Hurt, Distress, and Hope: Paul Lisicky Interviewed by Yvonne Conza
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On writing a memoir about living in Provincetown during the AIDS crisis.

Departing from the Template: McKenzie Wark Interviewed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
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The writer on the fiction of autobiography, drugs as a gateway to gender euphoria, and trans writing that remakes the world.

Amnesia is (Almost) a Luxury: Marcelo Hernandez Castillo Interviewed by Nathan Osorio
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On writing a memoir about the undocumented immigrant experience.

Moment to Moment: Cameron Dezen Hammon Interviewed by Sarah Hepola
This Is My Body

The writer on her memoir about complications with the church, navigating romantic longing, and doing things on her terms.

Cathy Park Hong by Ken Chen
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The poet’s new collection of essays, Minor Feelings, threads intense friendships, “bad” English, and standup comedy into a meditation on the Asian-American experience.

Not Your Well-Behaved Good Gay: Sara Quin Interviewed by Sarah Neilson
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The writer and musician on queer representation, empathy for our younger selves, and music for our feelings.

Intention and Chance by Joey Perr
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A selection of pages from Hands Up, Herbie!, a graphic biography of the artist and educator Herb Perr.

A Psychogeography of Abandonment: An Interview with Sophia Shalmiyev by Cooper Lee Bombardier
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The memoirist on her relationship with motherhood, immigration, and psychogeography.

The Art of Travel: Alexis Rockman Interviewed by Dorothy Spears
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Artist and writer discuss their globe-spanning travels.

There Are No Simple People: An interview with Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple by Alia Malek
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The writers on their latest collaboration, Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War. 

Inverted Metrics of Value: Leslie Jamison Interviewed by Julia Bosson
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The author on pushing back against the overly simplistic narrative of addiction. 

The Frays of Life: On Julián Herbert’s Tomb Song by Hunter Braithwaite
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Autofiction that explores the borderland between memoir and vision quest.

Parallel Lines: Dany Johnson Interviewed by Richard Boch
Dany Johnson

Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983 at the Museum of Modern Art and The Mudd Club book.

Nina Hoss by Nicholas Elliott
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A German play based on a French memoir reflects on the global Left’s abandonment of the working class—and finds additional significance in the Age of Trump.

Ecofeminism: Faith Wilding Interviewed by Heidi Norton
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Investigating the interface between humans, nature, and technology.

Selahattin Kardestuncer: baba, tailor, migrant by Sermin Kardestuncer
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In 2017, I moved for several months to Ayvalik, a seaside town in southern Turkey. My father had spent many summers there in a two-story family house that overlooked the Aegean Sea. It was a place he loved. I couldn’t save my father. I decided to save his house instead. With the help of locals, we brought it back to the way it used to be. 

Myriam Gurba’s Mean by Lauren LeBlanc
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Myriam Gurba’s Mean is the latest in a tear of recent autofiction (including Rachel Cusk’s Transit and Barbara Browning’s The Gift) that employ the genre to showcase the complications of modern women’s lives.

Those Million Things: Sung Yim’s What About the Rest of Your Life by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
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Writing personal and generational trauma. 

Sacred Folly: on Romain Gary’s The Kites and Promise at Dawn by J.W. McCormack
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A rediscovered novel and memoir depict a character we are lucky to have on the page. In life he would mortify us.

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