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The Necessary Rage by Scott Esposito
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On Iván Repila’s The Boy Who Stole Attila’s Horse

Jesse Moss by Pamela Cohn
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Compassion, religion, and secrets in a North Dakota boom town.

Atticus Lish by Jesse Barron
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Hardship, the borough of Queens, and new American pilgrims.

Tony Medina’s Broke Baroque by Patricia Spears Jones
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The second week in January, when I wrote this piece, marked the fiftieth anniversary of the war on poverty. More than forty-seven million people are currently living below the official poverty line.

Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild by Leon Falk
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Many months ago, when I first heard of Beasts of the Southern Wild and knew absolutely nothing about it, I wondered what type of an animal it could possibly be; the title so completely engaged my imagination.

The People Who Got into Trouble: Boris Mikhailov’s Case History at MOMA by Kevin Kinsella
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“It is a disgraceful world, populated by some creatures that were once humans, but now these living beings are degraded, ghastly, appalling.” Kevin Kinsella discusses the photography exhibition, Boris Mikhailov: Case Study, which runs at MoMa until September fifth.

LaToya Ruby Frazier and Greg Lindquist
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Photographer and curator LaToya Ruby Frazier sat down with painter Greg Lindquist to discuss the aesthetics of gentrification and decay.

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh’s When Skateboards Will Be Free by Lena Valencia
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When a child is raised according to political doctrine, political decisions and personal habits become one and the same. 

Paul Graham’s a shimmer of possibility by Todd Papageorge
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Afterword to the play Alice Invents a Little Game and Alice Always Wins by Nick Flynn

When asked what his plays were about, Harold Pinter once famously and facetiously replied that they were all about “the weasel under the cocktail cabinet.”

Brooke Alfaro by Mónica Kupfer
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Brooke Alfaro is a quiet man, so I feared that interviewing him would be arduous, but I was wrong. 

Samuel Mockbee by Judy Hudson
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Zhang Yimou’s Not One Less by Mark Magill
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Centered around a 13-year-old substitute teacher in a remote and impoverished rural village, Not One Less delivers an important lesson in worth.

Portfolio by Donna Decesare
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Four Poems by Gigi Marks

Miscellaneous Costs

So it is true that nothing

Kill Kill Faster Faster by Joel Rose

This First Proof contains an excerpt from the novel Kill Kill Faster Faster.

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