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Cellular Portals: A Conversation with Ursula Andkjær Olsen by Morten Høi Jensen
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The Danish poet on corporeal poetics, pregnancy, and the influence of classical music.

Making Tom (Return): Behind the Scenes by Jeffery Renard Allen

He is Tom at the same time that he is too preposterous to be Tom.

David Lynch by Michael Saur
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David Lynch discusses painterly filmmaking, the importance of having final cut, and his latest musical project, The Big Dream, released July 16th.

Ragnar Kjartansson by Sabine Mirlesse
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The artist on protest songs, the Venice Biennale and why most of his art idols are women.

Digging in Cloudland: Keeping Records by Miriam Bale
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The vinyl LP, with its shimmering grooves, has been fetishized by filmmakers since the needle dropped in the first shot of The Grand Illusion. In the first installment of the her new column, Digging in Cloudland, critic Miriam Bale traces the presence of “the black circle” in recent cinema.

Letter from Cornwall: The Port Eliot Festival by Lauren Elkin

Lauren Elkin chronicles the rock and roll bird-watching and Hermes scarf-tying at the least muddy festival in Britain. Complete with drawings by Joanna Walsh, aka Badaude.

Ezra Koenig and John Wray at the NYPL by Alice Whitwham
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At the New York Public Library on Monday evening, the “Young Lions” forum presented Ezra Koenig, lead singer, guitarist and song-writer of Brooklyn-based band Vampire Weekend in conversation with novelist John Wray.

Karole Armitage by Lukas Ligeti
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The iconic dancer and choreographer is collaborating with musician Lukas Ligeti on Itutu, blending African pop with Western symbolism. They dissect African polyrhythms and Armitage’s movement language of sinuous curves.

Scoring Warhol’s Screen Tests by Dean Wareham
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Dean Wareham, of the revered Galaxie 500, Luna, and now Dean & Britta, on curating and scoring 13 Most Beautiful People, a new DVD of Warhol Screen Tests.

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man by Erik Morse
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Oscilloscope Films

Pere Portabella’s The Silence Before Bach by Alex Waterman

The Silence Before Bach opens with a white screen, as if signaling a departure from the darkness of cinema into the light and divinely inspired world of Johann Sebastian Bach. 

Christian Marclay by Ben Neill

For over 20 years Christian Marclay has been creating works that explore the intersection of the aural and the visual, reflecting on the nature of how sound and image are related.

Revenge Effect by Vernon Reid
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In Tenner’s view, it isn’t technology itself at fault, but rather our tendency to “anchor it in laws, regulations, customs, and habits,” coupled with an inability to anticipate the unintended and unpredictable interactions between individual components acting as a system. 

Patti Smith by Thurston Moore
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On the road with Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and famed chanteuse Patti Smith, in Kerouac’s Lowell, Massachusetts.

Orpheus In Love by Craig Lucas


1. Sleepsong

(The Tenor is alone in bed. Two Bassoonists play.)

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