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A Haunting Political Argument: On João Gilberto Noll’s Lord by ​Ross McElwain
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“Any take [Noll] has on arguments dimly recognizable from contemporary thought will be an unusual one.”

No Such Thing as a Happy Ending: Nicholas Mancusi Interviewed by Kyle Lucia Wu
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The debut novelist on writing fiction about free will, his love of Denis Johnson, the elusive idea of plot, and his family lineage of writers.

One Poem by Alli Warren
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When the sun goes down / The spirits come out / We huff on a pinwheel / And say it spins of its own accord / Rolling out the bins in saturated air / Oiling the slop to ease extraction / Accumulate, hoard, die, repeat

A Dissociated Locus: Dimitris Lyacos Interviewed by Andrew Barrett
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The writer of the Poena Damni trilogy on analytic philosophy, polyphonous narrators, and alternate consciousness. 

A Mind in Action: Catherine Barnett Interviewed by Maggie Millner
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The poet on the virtues of improv, the cost of solitude, and having deep conversations with other texts.

Fuck It, Let’s Boogie (or Everything Will Be Taken Away): Adrian Piper’s A Synthesis of Intuitions: 1965–2016 by Jessica Lanay
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A retrospective by the groundbreaking conceptual artist.

Introductions by Kate Zambreno
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A collaboration between B. Ingrid Olson and Kate Zambreno.

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.

Three Poems by Dan Beachy-Quick
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humself, shamself, hymnself, shameself—. / lameself, lambself, numbself, unself—. / sing anger, goddess, of—. many devices—.

Marcus Steinweg by Yasmil Raymond
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The German philosopher holds forth on love, diagrams, and his particular style of oration. His book Inconsistencies will appear in English this fall from MIT Press.

Jen Bervin and Dianna Frid
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Through sewing, weaving, and embroidery, two artists probe the boundaries between texts and textiles.

Sarah Ruden by Eric Banks
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Hippias Minor is such a handy introduction to Socrates as a personality, to this method of argumentation, to the culture of Athens where you have all these hot-shot foreign speakers like Hippias coming in and making the intellectual fermentation even stronger.”

The Thinking Head by S.D. Chrostowska
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The smaller the animal, the less the distance between being and its sensation. In this way, the smallest beings are closer to presence than us, who come face to face with being and do not sense it. 

Portfolio by Olivia Erlanger

There will come soft rains.

Jeremy M. Davies by Scott Esposito
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“A very specific, peculiar sort of universe-in-a-bottle.”

Simon Critchley’s Memory Theatre by Nova Benway
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“Who speaks in the work of Samuel Beckett?” asks Simon Critchley in his probing 1998 essay on the nature of the Irish writer’s narrative voice.

Albert Serra by Steve Macfarlane
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Casanova, Dracula, and art in the age of digital filmmaking.

Portfolio by Rita Sobral Campos
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Frederik: A story in film, sculpture, and works on paper.

Etel Adnan by Lisa Robertson
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I took the morning TGV from Poitiers to Paris on January 15th to ask Etel Adnan a question. She was about to receive France’s highest cultural honor, the Ordre de Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. Her collected writings are imminent with Nightboat Books, and she has been the late star of Kassel. 

Heidi Norton and Michael Marder by Monica Westin
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Artist Heidi Norton and philosopher Michael Marder discuss the ethics of plants and differentiate between “nature” and “ecology.”

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