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.
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.
He came in search of clues for an article about the disappearances that happened months before he arrived.
Examining the politics of representation.
A painter opens his studio.
The writer discusses growing up in the Borscht Belt, the prevalence of literary humor, and the power of feminist punch lines.
We are street people. Nomadic by nature. We are the grandchildren of poor, adventurous strangers. Our living radicalizes their legacy.
Two poets and a photographer discuss the presence of absence, the power of the number three, and art as documentation and disruption.
Broken, the madrilenial butterfly finally suckles / from the dime blood at the ankle of the tube sock.
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 new collection of criticism and reportage considers Trump, Bellow, and the pleasures of close reading.
Two poets reflect on colonialism, iconoclastic writers, and the political dimensions of translating literature under authoritarianism.
The poet on prison writing, collective art-making, Bay-area resistance, and being read in a thousand years.
Featuring selections by Jaime Manrique, David Grubbs, Molly Surno, Lynn Melnick, Lucio Pozzi, and more.
“My work simply reflects the world, which seems to have been created by an absolute moron.”
Reminding us of what should never have been forgotten
The French writer Édouard Louis recorded his days in New York, around the time of the American release of his novel The End of Eddy. The following entries originally appeared in French in the June 6, 2017, edition of Les Inrockuptibles.
You might be an heir to the throne,
but I’ve abolished the monarchy
before the sun comes out
and washes away the DayGlo.