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LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs & Morgan Parker by Virginia McLure
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Dutty Wine, radical action, phrase books, voices on television, and America’s orphaned tongue.

Brandon Shimoda by Daniel Moysaenko
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Brandon Shimoda dives into travel, dragon’s whiskers, the poetry of decision-making, spirits-within-spirits, and city versus country.

Gail Scott

Broken and accidental topographies in The Obituary, a new novel by Gail Scott.

Joanna Malinowska by Jimbo Blachly
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Dazed from lack of sleep, I entered CANADA on Chrystie Street one afternoon to see Malinowska’s exhibition Time of Guerrilla Metaphysics

Esperanza Mayobre by Jose Ruiz
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Esperanza Mayobre creates passwords. These are not acts of secrecy or exclusivity. They propose an entry into a body of work that defuses deceptive cultural hierarchies

Junot Díaz by Edwidge Danticat
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If Marvel Comics had gotten around to it, Oscar Wao would have been a hero. As it is, Junot Díaz stepped in and made him one first.

What I Did I Showed Extremely Bad Judgment by Geronimo Madrid

By 8 AM my older brother, the cracker, has me in a suit, in his car and on the way to the 

Coco Fusco’s The Bodies That Were Not Ours by Grady T. Turner
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Contributing editor Coco Fusco’s second essay collection, The Bodies That Were Not Ours, demonstrates Fusco’s passion as an interviewer and interrogator of postcolonial legacies.

Rubén Ortiz-Torres by David Pagel
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Critic David Pagel describes the work of Rubén Ortiz-Torres as both “phantasmagoric and realistic.” Torres creates images that are overwrought, cliched and fantastic, which also reflect the sociology of border crossing—from both sides of the border.

Richard Horowitz and Sussan Deyhim’s Majoun by Tim Nye
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Majoun is a collaboration of composer, performer, producer, American Richard Horowitz and Tehrani Sussan Deyhim. 

Hanif Kureishi and Gurinder Chadha by Lawrence Chua
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Filmmakers and writers Gurinder Chada and Hanif Kureishi talk with Lawrence Chua about the British ethnic experience, Pakistani punks, and the limitations of tradition.

Keith Antar Mason by Coco Fusco
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“I’m talking about stopping one of the older human rituals, human sacrifice, and I think that’s what I’m really trying to get to. I have to get where words will stop a death.”

Srinivas Krishna by Lawrence Chua
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“I hear this all the time in places like New York. People say, ‘Yes, I’m an artist but I don’t have that much time anymore because I’m also a psychologist, and a novelist, and a yoga teacher.’ To that I say, ‘Actually, all you are is a fucked up, displaced human being.’” Srinivas Krishna

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