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Gender Trouble in Queer Paradise by Tavia Nyong'o
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Future St. is set in an America in which homosexuality has triumphed over heterosexuality, cloning has replaced sexual reproduction, and California has seceded from the mainland United States to form the gay male state of “Clonifornia.”

Hoaxing History by Hayden Bennett
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Obscuring the past to get at truth in Paul La Farge’s The Night Ocean

Amitav Ghosh and Curt Stager
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If novelists could tell the story of climate change, they might spark the action scientists are calling for in order to save the planet.

China Miéville by Paul La Farge
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Surrealism meets fantasy in The Last Days of New Paris, a recent novel by a British author of New Weird Fiction.

Alexandra Kleeman & Lincoln Michel
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On genre, influence, and getting weird in fiction.

Yoss by Jacqueline Loss
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“Look at me, I have an inner life, I think differently, I am different, and yet, I can also reflect back your own thoughts.”

César Alvarez’s Futurity and Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp’s The Creeping Garden by Michael Blair
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A musical that argues against itself, posing more questions than it could ever attempt to answer.

Mark von Schlegell by Erika Landström
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“Fiction can be this art object that doesn’t show us anything new about reality, but draws out everything fake.”

Jennifer Phang by Steve Macfarlane
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The director of Advantageous on technology, childhood, and the market forces that shape family relations. 

Peter Burr, Luke Fischbeck, & Seabat by John Also Bennett
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Tarkovsky, aural illusions, and cultivating transcendent spaces.

Simon Critchley’s Memory Theatre by Nova Benway
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“Who speaks in the work of Samuel Beckett?” asks Simon Critchley in his probing 1998 essay on the nature of the Irish writer’s narrative voice.

Craig Leon by Scott Davis
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Interplanetary folk music, the production tricks behind the Ramones’ success, and how to produce a classic song.

K. Leimer by Alexis Georgopolous
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“Ambient” music, found sound, and valuing process over product.

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.

Shane Carruth by Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
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Writer and director Shane Carruth talks about his latest film Upstream Color, Walden, and an integrated filmmaking process.

Data Harbor by Daniel Borzutzky

The manager at Data Harbor quit her job to become
a conceptual artist.

Brian Evenson by Blake Butler
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“I think that ‘consciousness’ is thinner than we like to believe.”

How to Live Safely Inside a Black Hole by Sarah Gerard
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Sarah Gerard learns how to live safely.

Neil Michael Hagerty by Keith Connolly
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For 25-plus years Neil Michael Hagerty has been in the business of catalytic transformation. To DC-cum-NYC punk outfit Pussy Galore, he brought a blues-guitar semiotics that helped to define a signature style of trash. He then quit to form Royal Trux with Jennifer Herrema, behind which the now-thriving Drag City record label was launched.

World on a Wire by Alec Meacham
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Nearly four decades after its release, Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s sci-fi epic, World on a Wire, has been digitally remastered by cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, and is currently screening at the Independent Film Channel Center in Lower Manhattan.

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