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The Endorithm 3 by Keith Connolly
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In the spirit of all Augusts, endured and half-remembered, some music-memory beach reading from two parallel realities.

Portfolio by Walter Robinson
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The bed sheet as metaphor for the continuous field of consciousness

John Giorno, Poet by Rebecca Waldron & Chris Kraus
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John Giorno’s influence as a cultural impresario, philanthropist, activist, hero, and éminence grise stretches so widely and across so many generations that one can almost forget that he is primarily a poet.

Girlfriend Malaise by J. Jezewska Stevens
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Satirizing the “late-capitalist late-patriarchy” in Catherine Lacey’s The Answers

Stephin Merritt by Franklin Bruno
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The prolific New York lyricist digs into songcraft on the occasion of his new autobiographical album, 50 Song Memoir.

Vikky Alexander’s 1981–1983 by Wendy Vogel
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Women, objects of desire and artifice

A Wrinkle in Swing Time by Chase Quinn
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Friendship and the lies we tell ourselves in Zadie Smith’s Swing Time.

Carver & Cobain by David Means

A few years ago, I drafted two linked stories, one about Kurt Cobain and the other about Raymond Carver. Both grew up in the Pacific Northwest. Both had fathers who worked at a sawmill. Both were, in one way or another, working-class kids. 

Portfolio by Gabriele Beveridge
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Gabriele Beveridge has quite the eye for sad-looking models in posters—the kind of women who hawk things like hair dye and shampoo.

Car Talk by Mary Simpson & Carroll Dunham
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Hitting the road.

The Kardashians by Brienne Walsh, Chelsea Knight & Elise Rasmussen
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“They own their own image. In a world where image is everything, that’s a very serious kind of ownership.”

Peacers by Meg Remy
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Meg Remy of US Girls talks to the former Sic Alp about anger, publicity, lyrics, and Roald Dahl.

Justin Vivian Bond by Joy Episalla
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Bond keeps expanding a performative repertoire that’s equally personal and political. On the occasion of V’s gallery exhibit in London, Episalla queries the self-designated “trans-genre artist.”

Felix Bernstein & Cecilia Corrigan
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“I don’t think being a cynical, academically oriented deconstructor should stop one from being a wild and crazy performer.”

Disco Patrick & Patrick Vogt’s Disco by Nick Stillman
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In the New York of a decade ago, the square inches of blue eye shadow, lip-disappearing moustaches, and ludicrously suggestive grapefruits dotting the pages of Soul Jazz Record Publishing’s history of disco record covers were still easily plucked from dollar bins and discarded curbside stacks.

Matthew Weinstein by Laurie Simmons
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Weinstein elaborates on the sources behind his animated videos with Simmons, with whom he has previously collaborated. These range from telemarketing, Brecht, entertainment, and what Weinstein calls the “national pastime” of self-absorption.

Jesse McLean by Pamela Cohn
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Celebrity, language, and the pull of popular culture.

Taylor Mac by Katherine Cooper
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On being an outsider, the nature of authenticity, and the depths of pop-culture.

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.

Julia Holter by Ben Vida
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Amy Sillman, Steve Roden & Stephen Vitellio, Ben Rivers, Julia Holter, My Barbarian, Paulo Bruscky, Rodrigo Rey Rosa, Goncalo M. Tavares, Florian Hecker, Simon Lee, Charles North, Juan Villoro, Susan Friedland …

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