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Okkyung Lee and Ikue Mori
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Two improvisers and composers discuss their involvement in New York’s experimental music scene.

Susan E. Cahan’s Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power by Terence Trouillot
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A 1971 photograph by Jan van Raay shows artist Cliff Joseph leading a group of artist-activists—members of the Black Emergency Cultural Coalition (BECC)—in the dead of winter protesting the Whitney Museum’s controversial exhibition Contemporary Black Artists in America (months before its opening on April 7, 1971).

The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind, Edited by Claudia Rankine, Beth Loffreda, & Max King Cap by Timothy Donnelly
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“I can’t distill it all,” Evie Shockley confesses in her contribution to this vital and multifarious print offshoot of Claudia Rankine’s online Open Letter Project.

Claudia Rankine by ​Lauren Berlant​
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I met Claudia Rankine in a parking lot after a reading, where I said crazy fan things like, “I think we see the same thing.”

Bill Orcutt by Keith Connolly
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Bill Orcutt discusses his new solo album A History of Every One, bending genres in Harry Pussy, Bob Dylan, authenticity, and the history of blackface.

Jeffreen Hayes by Tia-Simone Gardner
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Artist Tia-Simone Gardner and Dr. Jeffreen Hayes of the Birmingham Museum of Art discuss the museum’s contribution to the 50 Years Forward campaign, marking the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.

The Insult: “Shut up, you dirty greaser.” From Tejas by Carmen Boullosa

It’s high noon in Bruneville. Not a cloud in the sky. 

Cauleen Smith by Leslie Hewitt
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Some images in life and art remain seared in one’s memory because of their sublime effect and power. Such images are found and masterfully constructed in the films of Cauleen Smith. 

Zoran Todorovic by Melissa Potter
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How does national identity influence the interpretation of an artwork?

The Same Now: Johannesburg to New York by Brittnee King
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Johannesburg to New York, a joint exhibition by Samson Mnisi and Cannon Hersey, at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts succeeds, ultimately, at inspiring unity.

In Sight: Disturbing the Universe by Montana Wojczuk
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Montana Wojczuk reviews the documentary William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe.

The Good Darkey by Ned Sublette
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My first grade teacher explained to us why we shouldn’t put coins in our mouths.

Randy Wray by Keith Mayerson
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Keith Mayerson on how Randy Wray’s paintings and sculptures channel a Southern gothic sensibility through a 21st-century surrealist technique. Mayerson is currently showing work at Derek Eller Gallery.

Grace by Elizabeth Nunez

Justin Peters is told by his department how he must teach the Great Books course he has been assigned. 

Ellen Douglas’s Truth: Stories I am Finally Old Enough to Tell by Betsy Sussler
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Ellen Douglas’s Truth: Four Stories I Am Finally Old Enough to Tell contains scattered tales and facts gathered from her relatives, and the residents and archives of the author’s community.

Maurice Berger and Patricia Williams
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Maurice Berger and Patricia Williams are old friends from very different backgrounds who have been dialoging on race for years. This time we were lucky enough to sit in as they take on the widening gap in America’s race relations.

Rilla Askew by Betsy Sussler
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Rilla Askew’s first novel, The Mercy Seat, stems from her family’s stories of the migration west to Oklahoma. This novel tracks the legacy of that journey: the violence, the clash of native and European cultures and the pioneers.

Andrew Blanco by Louis Pérez
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Out on the road, Los Lobos’s Louis Pérez and King Changó’s Andrew Blanco get down on ska, Godzilla and growing up Latino in the new America.

John Singleton’s Rosewood by Susan Shacter
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It’s pretty exciting when a filmmaker’s work takes a giant leap—way beyond anything he’s done before—and just blows you away with its strength, horror, and sorrowful beauty.

Jazz by Jasiri

This First Proof contains the poem “Jazz.”

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