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Marcus Steinweg by Yasmil Raymond
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The German philosopher holds forth on love, diagrams, and his particular style of oration. His book Inconsistencies will appear in English this fall from MIT Press.

A Familienaufstellung Performance by Chloe Piene
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Often translated as “Family Constellation,” Familienaufstellung is a form of therapy developed in the 1990s by the German psychotherapist Bert Hellinger with roots in existential psychology, Gestalt psychology, and psychodynamic therapy.

Fantasy Football Psychoanalysis by Sina Najafi
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Some time in late June, in the middle of the World Cup, a friend asked me an apparently simple question: “If you could psychoanalyze one football player, who would it be?”

Zero (an excerpt) by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

The day after the gallery visit, I awoke with a lingering headache, alarmed by the sound of the phone. 

Amie Siegel by Lynn Hershman Leeson
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On Siegel’s film Provenance and its insertion into the global circuit of art and design objects.

I Can No Longer Hear The Guitar by Nicholas Elliott
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On the intricate emotional architecture of Philippe Garrel’s autobiographical classic, based on his own romance with legendary chanteuse Nico.

Nadja Bournonville by Zoe Beloff
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If one believed in nominal determinism, one would say that Nadja Bournonville was destined to work on the subject of hysteria.

Halsey Rodman by Ulrike Müller
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When asked about the triangles that populate his work, Halsey Rodman mentions, among other inspirations, the light beam of a flashlight in a cartoon—Inspector Clouseau projecting yellow triangles across flat blackness.

Josiah McElheny by Gregg Bordowitz
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“History has shown that universalism is a step away from totalitarianism—a deadly kind of erasure that I find horrifying. The fear of fascism undermines my sensuous relationship to those things. I often wonder, are there any other alternative aesthetics?”

Simon Van Booy & Siri Hustvedt
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Novelists Siri Hustvedt and Simon Van Booy compare notes on topics ranging from temporal perception to “the soup of unconscious life” from which fictional characters arise.

Frédrique Bergholtz and Iberia Pérez’s (Mis)Reading Masquerades by Christopher Stackhouse
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A collection of essays examining the cultural, social and political manifestations of both literal and metaphorical masquerade.

Excerpt from Netsuke: A Novel by Rikki Ducornet
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A psychoanalyst interacts with three people: his wife, Akiko, and two patients: Kat, whom he also calls The Cutter, and David Swancourt. He receives these patients in his new office, Spells.

Mary Gaitskill by Matthew Sharpe

The first thing of Mary Gaitskill’s I ever read was a short statement she made at the back of The Best American Short Stories, 1993 about her story “The Girl on the Plane,” in which a man tells a woman in the airplane seat next to his that he once participated in a gang rape.

Theresa Rebeck by Evangeline Morphos
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Rebeck is busy this fall: “Poor Behavior,” is now in previews at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Her play “Seminar,” starring Alan Rickman and Lily Rabe, opens on Broadway in November.

Nichole Argo and Omar Amanat
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Producer Omar Amanat speaks with author Nichole Argo on her groundbreaking study, The Human Bombs Project.

Judith Linhares by Madison Smartt Bell
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Award-winning novelist Madison Smartt Bell instigates an epistolary exchange with painter Judith Linhares on dream theory and Emily Dickinson.

Jesús Tenreiro-Degwitz by Carlos Brillembourg
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Jesús Tenreiro-Degwitz and I “spoke” via email from fall 2001 to late summer 2002. I have known Jesús most of my life; we became close in 1979 when we and 15 other architects founded the Instituto de Architectura Urbana (IAU) in Caracas.

John Haskell’s I am not Jackson Pollock by Betsy Sussler

In his debut book I am not Jackson Pollock, John Haskell shapes his performative impersonations of characters from Joan of Arc to Topsy the elephant into short stories with the character development of an actor and the writing skill of a novelist.

Paul McCarthy by Benjamin Weissman
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I always wanted an older brother, so when Paul McCarthy and I became close friends 10 years ago I got the perfect bearded creature of my dreams, someone who was deeply curious about the world, art, movies, storytelling and sports, a closet jock who really knew how to rock climb, throw a forkball (a split-finger fastball) and ski.

Lenore Malen by Jonathan Ames
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Story of a haunted, wounded lover by Jonathan Ames with photographic work by Lenore Malen.

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