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New York Diary by Édouard Louis
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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.

Staring Back, Staring Out: An Interview with Jillian Weise by Jessie Male
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“I originally published this in 2007 thinking, Oh this is a fine book, but I will be joined by a whole lot of amputee writers, and they are going to be here any minute. I’m still waiting.”

Ieva Misevičiūtė by Melanie Bonajo
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A performance artist who grew up in the circus uses clowning, street dance, and butoh in playful and provocative combinations.

Kayapó Chief Tuire by Pinar Yolaçan
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“I won’t open my palm for those wanting to dominate.”

A Punch in 4/4 Time by Valerie Tevere & Angel Nevarez
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On the day of POTUS 45’s inauguration, alt-right front man Richard Spencer was punched in the face during an interview for Australian television.

Call to Witness by Nico Wheadon
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Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro testifies that James Baldwin’s embattled America is still our own.

Dispatch from Standing Rock #4 by Ati Maier

Brooklyn-based artist Ati Maier is currently in North Dakota, where she has joined the Standing Rock Sioux in their demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Dispatch from Standing Rock #3 by Ati Maier

Brooklyn-based artist Ati Maier is currently in North Dakota, where she has joined the Standing Rock Sioux in their demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Dispatch from Standing Rock #2 by Ati Maier

Brooklyn-based artist Ati Maier is currently in North Dakota, where she has joined the Standing Rock Sioux in their demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Dispatch from Standing Rock #1 by Ati Maier

Brooklyn-based artist Ati Maier is currently in North Dakota, where she has joined the Standing Rock Sioux in their demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Embodied Absence by Claire Barliant
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Chilean protest art of the 1970s proves timely.

Breanne Fahs by Liz Kinnamon
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Madness, SCUM Manifesto, and Valerie Solanas—history’s most famous lipstick misandrist.

Paulo Bruscky by Antonio Sergio Bessa
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Paulo Bruscky came of age as an artist during the military takeover of Brazil in the 1960s and ’70s. In his native Recife, he developed a body of work for the dissemination of messages—through mail art, newspaper ads, flyers, and public interventions.

Rachel Kushner by Hari Kunzru
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I first met Rachel Kushner in Toronto McCarren airport in, I think, 2007. We were both there for the International Festival of Authors (IFOA). I’d just spent several hours in US immigration detention (the asshole border guard had opined that I “didn’t deserve” my visa) and I was heartily pissed off at missing a flight to New York. 

Dangerous Antiques by Mack McFarland
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Artists Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson make art a family matter.

Artist, Occupied: Jason Lazarus by Legacy Russell
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Artist Jason Lazarus has his hands full—with GIFs, pics, and sign-sticks.

TWITTER CHATTER: @ManBartlett by Legacy Russell

Legacy Russell interviews artist Man Bartlett about Occupy Wall Street, class and economy, and how Twitter just might be the next frontier for public sculpture.

Shifting Connections: Fall/Winter Shorts by Kathleen MacQueen
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In her latest Shifting Connections, Kathleen MacQueen reflects on three of her favorites of the season.

Rebecca Solnit by Astra Taylor
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Filmmaker Taylor delves into Solnit’s book, A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster, where the preconceptions of human nature are exposed and the triumphs of civil society are extolled.

Burma VJ: Monks In Exile Speak Out About The Saffron Revolution by Liza Béar

Liza Béar interviewed Burmese monks in exile about Burma VJ, a film comprised largely of footage shot by undercover reporters in Burma.

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