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Trenton Doyle Hancock by Bill Kartalopoulos
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The artist’s new graphic novel delves deeper into his mythic Moundverse, where gentle plant–animal vessels are protected by TorpedoBoy and hounded by tofu-eating enemies.

Trenton Doyle Hancock by Bill Kartalopoulos
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The artist’s new graphic novel delves deeper into his mythic Moundverse, where gentle plant–animal vessels are protected by TorpedoBoy and hounded by tofu-eating enemies.

Carolyn Lazard by Catherine Damman
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Lazard’s spare, conceptual works examine the political dimensions of illness and disability and the pleasures of being with and caring for one another.

Vivian Vázquez Irizarry and Gretchen Hildebran’s Decade of Fire by Roya Marsh
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Decade of Fire is a remarkable tale of the Bronx’s rise from ash, standing to set the record straight about the fires that ravaged the borough in the late ’60s and ’70s.

Vastness, Loneliness, and Abandonment: Bill T. Jones Interviewed by Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone
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Themes of race and abandonment in Bill T. Jones’s Deep Blue Sea become all the more relevant.

Bouchra Khalili’s The Radical Ally by Sophie Kovel
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In February 1970, the Black Panther Party (BPP) sought political support from the French dissident writer Jean Genet, after his play The Blacks, which had recently traveled to New York, suggested he might be an ally.

Outstanding, Girl, You Knock Me Out: Ayana Evans and Tsedaye Makonnen Interviewed by Jessica Lanay
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Two artists manifest, claim, and demand space in a society that operates around violence against black women’s bodies while pretending that they don’t exist.

Two Poems by Xandria Phillips
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we consummated our marriage / on a bed littered with sour faces / of dead presidents, liberated livestock / sweating through the dollars.

Multitudes and Multitudes: Shane McCrae Interviewed by Anastasios Karnazes
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The poet on responding to atrocity through formalism and sneaking an epic into his upcoming collection.

Something You’re Not Supposed to Look At: Christopher Harris Interviewed by Andrew Northrop
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The filmmaker discusses his resurgent work still/here and the examination of landscape and history through the lens of race.

Labor and Nature: Deborah Anzinger Interviewed by Jareh Das
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An art of the body and the environment.

An Artist’s Guide to Herbs: Cloves by Harmony Holiday
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On resisting parasitic invasions—from the poisons in our soil, to toxic masculinity in the psyche.

Interrogating the Past: Sonya Clark Interviewed by Scott Turri
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The unraveling and retelling of history.

Restaging Violence: Marcela Torres Interviewed by Jared Quinton
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Performances that address the affliction of racism.

Titus Kaphar by Jason Stanley
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The artist’s works amend the white supremacist mythology contained in American monuments and historical paintings: “Democracy requires a clear understanding of the past, including its mistakes.”

Ligia Lewis by Catherine Damman
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The recent conclusion of the choreographer’s trilogy, Water Will (in Melody), employs mime, gothic imagery, and a Grimm tale, to consider entanglements of nature, the feminine, and blackness.

Young Joon Kwak by Charles Long
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On stage and in the studio, Kwak (aka Xina Xurner) summons bodies, objects, and energies that flourish at the “seams of the illusions of fixed identity.”

In the Eye of the Beholder: Tori Sampson Interviewed by Aleshea Harris
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The emerging playwright takes on beauty standards and societal expectations.

An Artist’s Guide to Herbs: Kelp and Exile by Harmony Holiday
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The ocean’s iron lungs.

Flesh and Ghosts: Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin Interviewed by Eunsong Kim
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The art and politics of Korean skin care.

Does Abstraction Belong to White People? by Miguel Gutierrez
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Thinking the politics of race in contemporary dance. 

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