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Art and Technology: I Was Raised on the Internet at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago by Lee Ann Norman
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A hopeful yet tempered view of digital culture.

Race and Sexual Violence: Nancy Buirski’s The Rape of Recy Taylor by Sasha Bonét
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A film uncovers an episode at the origins of the civil rights movement.

An Artist’s Guide to Herbs: Black Seed by Harmony Holiday
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With Nigella Sativa, we arrive at midnight together, to the intimacy that can come from mass hysteria. 

Letters to Lina Iris Viktor by Emmanuel Iduma
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Part of the Theory + Practice series.

We Are Always Crossing: Alexis Pauline Gumbs by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
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The author discusses Black feminist breathing, academia as access point, and writing three books that came from the same decision.

An Artist’s Guide to Herbs: Sarsaparilla by Harmony Holiday
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“The blood of the thing is the truth of the thing.”

At the Peephole by Nuar Alsadir
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Years ago, desperate to find a babysitter in a short period of time, I joined two local parents’ groups on the web and remained subscribed to them long after my situation had been resolved. 

One Poem by Lara Mimosa Montes
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When you don’t have the words / what will you use to speak (to truth)? Whiteness is structured like a language

Between Then and Now: on Kara Walker and Ta-Nehisi Coates by Rabia Ashfaque
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Reminding us of what should never have been forgotten

Supportive Acts by Justin Torres
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Rickie Vasquez is wondering if all you ever have to offer him are crumbs.

 Daniel Poppick and Jenny Zhang
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“What do you do when you’re born—without your consent—and you find out later that your life was at the cost of someone else’s? That’s how high the stakes can be.”

Harmony Holiday by Farid Matuk
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“I don’t want the kind of career where everything is sensible and safe; I’d rather suffer through the anxiety of wondering where I’m going next than suffer the boredom of dancing in the same safe square.”

Filming the Unspeakable: The Cinema of Yvonne Rainer by Dana Reinoos
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Radical feminist films from the legendary choreographer, artist, and dancer

White Girl by t'ai freedom ford
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She sitting across from me on the train and people are shooting crazy looks at her cause she shoulda got off four stops ago with the rest of the white people. They prolly wondering if she missed her stop. I know she ain’t, but no one’s asking.

Fletcher Williams III’s City Block by Chase Quinn
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A Tale of Two Charlestons

James Little by LeRonn P. Brooks
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“The reward is getting through the tough stuff. And that’s what’s perplexing about the art thing. When I was going to school there were kids that could draw their asses off. There were kids that were better draftsman than me, for certain. But no one was more determined than me.”

Kevin Jerome Everson by Jordan Cronk
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“I don’t make films for the audience, I make them for the subjects, and I try to position those subjects and the camera so that there’s a element of generosity between the two.”

Steffani Jemison by Ben Lerner
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Early film, nineteenth-century science fiction, and experimental musical languages serve a young artist’s explorations of race and our political present.

Ron Athey by Zackary Drucker
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From the Pentecostal churches of his youth to ’80s underground Goth punk and queer clubs to museums around the world, an iconic performance artist tells his story.

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.

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