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The Fragility of Perception: Jessi Jezewska Stevens Interviewed by Kristina Tate
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On visual art as a tool to write about narrative, creating different kinds of time, and juggling complicated realities.

The Fragility of Perception: Jessi Jezewska Stevens Interviewed by Kristina Tate
Jessistevens

On visual art as a tool to write about narrative, creating different kinds of time, and juggling complicated realities.

Impractical Cats by Jaakko Pallasvuo
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The cats were entering middle age and felt despair. They had come to realize that life was not a project one could complete successfully. Life was not a treat.

Weird Political Fiction: Charles Yu Interviewed by Gabe Hudson
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On writing a novel in screenplay format, the possibilities of humor, and the plurality of Asian American identity.

The Art of Satire: Slavs and Tatars Interviewed by Osman Can Yerebakan
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Fleshy ideas of language.

James N. Kienitz Wilkins by Mary Helena Clark
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Shot on a vintage news camera, with a script containing appropriated texts, The Plagiarists is a sendup of indie movie tropes and notions of creative authenticity.

The Accidental Messiah: On Sam Lipsyte’s Hark by Hunter Braithwaite
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Writing satire in the Trump era.

The Rest Is Silence: Magnus Mills’s The Forensic Records Society by Sean Adams
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The comic turmoil of the mundane, with musical accompaniment.

French Artist Vincent Sardon Puts His Stamp on French Culture by Michael Valinsky
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“My work simply reflects the world, which seems to have been created by an absolute moron.”

Lucy Ives by Tan Lin
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Ives discusses chasing false lures, testing the limits of relationships, and what’s been cut from her novel Impossible Views of the World.

The New Political Novel: An Interview with David Burr Gerrard by Nicholas Mancusi
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“I admire my characters for their ability to do something that I would find far too embarrassing to do myself. Fiction can get us to experience what we might do if we were braver. Or dumber.”

Motherland by Cecilia Corrigan

A lighthearted psychodrama about mommy issues and Hillary Clinton.

Miguel Gomes by Tânia Cypriano
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“What I believe is that you just keep filming.”

Hosing Down the Slaughterhouse by Micaela Morrissette
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On Michel Houellebecq’s Submission

Mark Doten & Peter Dimock
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“People struggling to control language, control conversation, literally to control the world.”

The Slanted Life of Emily Dickinson by Rosanna Bruno
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Martha Wilson & Clifford Owens by Martha Wilson & Clifford Owens
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“I never wanted to be a performance artist.”

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?”

Michael M. Bilandic by Gary M. Kramer
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The art world, horror rap, and Delaware.

Lev Kalman by Steve Macfarlane
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Excess as a state of mind: intellectualism, vacation, and the pleasure of scenic rhythms.

Le Derrière Cri by Tom Griffiths
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Le Derrière Cri is not a real fashion magazine. It’s presented in the same format, but takes a critical editorial position and poses the question: What constitutes the “real” in a fashion magazine to begin with?

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