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From Scorpionic Sun by Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine

I disrupt the concupiscence of tube worms / where your snowy owl eye consults among white crusts / the venom of my gymnodactyl eye / which bribes the slag of trilobites

Ben Lerner’s The Topeka School by Ryan Meehan
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Reconciling a futurist aesthetic with a story of the past.

dunjaluče by Ian Dreiblatt

I hope you got some cool mountain air tonight / glamping with you is better even than sharing a coke

El Cine Quema: The Films of Raymundo Gleyzer by Will Noah
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The insurgent Argentine documentarian’s retrospective screens at Anthology Film Archives from February 22 through 28.

Beatriz Bracher Interviewed by Nuno Ramos
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Two of Brazil’s most renowned contemporary writers discuss the creative process, societal disparities, and politics. 


Translated by Adam Morris.

The Complications of Being Human: Savannah Knoop Interviewed by Clifford Owens
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Community in a bathhouse.

The Turning Look: T. J. Clark Interviewed by Ryan Meehan
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Hope at the point of despair; doubt at the point of hope.

Looking Back: BOMB Contributors on Literature in 2018
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Featuring selections by Tom Comitta, Molly Crabapple, Veronica Scott Esposito, Carlos Fonseca, and more.

Mr. Vladimir Putin’s Photo with Women by Deb Sokolow
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An embarrassing incident at the Kremlin (from 2015? was it 2016?): in which women invited to an International Woman’s Day photo with Mr. Vladimir Putin arrive in high heels, much to the fear of Mr. Putin’s staff who are there to witness several tall women towering over the Russian Federation president.

Andrea Fraser and Helen Molesworth
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Delving into public arts funding, resentment of “cultural elites,” and campaign finance, artist and curator discuss 2016 in Museums, Money, and Politics—Fraser’s examination of the intersection of cultural and political patronage.

One Piece: America by Hugh Hayden
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The artist talks about an uninhabitable American Dream.

Yesterday’s Papers, an excerpt from Poso Wells by Gabriela Alemán

He came in search of clues for an article about the disappearances that happened months before he arrived. 

Migrant World: On Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow by T. J. Demos
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Examining the politics of representation. 

Before They Are Forgotten: Carlito Dalceggio Interviewed
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A painter opens his studio.

Digging Beneath the Polite Veneer: Eileen Pollack Interviewed by Taylor Larsen
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The writer discusses growing up in the Borscht Belt, the prevalence of literary humor, and the power of feminist punch lines.

From This Side and from That Side by Gabriela Wiener
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We are street people. Nomadic by nature. We are the grandchildren of poor, adventurous strangers. Our living radicalizes their legacy.

LaToya Ruby Frazier and Fred Moten by Dawn Lundy Martin
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Two poets and a photographer discuss the presence of absence, the power of the number three, and art as documentation and disruption.

Two Poems by Matthew Gavin Frank
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Broken, the madrilenial butterfly finally suckles / from the dime blood at the ankle of the tube sock.

Kaneza Schaal by Christopher Myers
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Putting diverse cultural and aesthetic traditions in dialogue, Schaal’s new performance work, Jack &, is a comedy of errors based on prison reentry programs and debutante balls.

A Panacea for Anti-Intellectualism: Martin Amis’s The Rub of Time by Ryan Chapman
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A new collection of criticism and reportage considers Trump, Bellow, and the pleasures of close reading.

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