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Teju Cole’s Blind Spot by Claire Lehmann
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Following loosely in the tradition of the book-length photo-essay yoking images to text in a documentary mode, Cole has gently torqued this form.

New York Diary by Édouard Louis
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The French writer Édouard Louis recorded his days in New York, around the time of the American release of his novel The End of Eddy. The following entries originally appeared in French in the June 6, 2017, edition of Les Inrockuptibles.

Collective Enthusiasm: An Interview with Agnès Varda & JR by Gary M. Kramer
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“We never thought, ‘We have to give them dignity.’ We thought we have to give them empathy.”

Rain Like Cotton by Jennifer Kabat
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Picture an area the size of Manhattan covered in sand. It rises and falls and disappears.

Four Memories by Jonas Mekas
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Disastrous screenings, Nam June Paik’s meeting with Bill Clinton, and time spent as a dog.

Field Recording by Alan Courtis
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I’ve always enjoyed touring in Japan, not only because of its music but also due to its cultural peculiarities and the unique urban landscapes and soundscapes it possesses.

Innocent Intellect by Rachel Riederer
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Heady fun in Elif Batuman’s The Idiot

from The Manhattan Project by László Krasznahorkai
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I sat at the bar of the Zwiebelfisch in Berlin together with David Bell, the renowned Kant scholar; it happened to be one of his regular haunts and it was the only spot where we could have an undisturbed meeting whenever he was in Berlin.

Spectral Reality by Saul Anton
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Distance and searching in Katie Kitamura’s A Separation

Spoleto ‘65 by Bill Berkson
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Frank O’Hara was asked by Gian Carlo Menotti to select the American poets for Settimana della Poesia at the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds, June 26 through July 2, 1965. 

Field Recording by Che Chen
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Of all the weddings I went to in Mauritania, this one had the most intense music. Here, I know, the audio quality is sort of insane and blown-out sounding, but that’s actually what it sounded like in person. 

Gerald Jackson by Stanley Whitney
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“It turns out making art was the best idea [for me]. My mother’s idea was good because it got me started. She said, ‘Look, you are skinny; you are little. You can’t hang out with your daddy and them big guys.’”

Piero by Gabriella De Ferrari

Where he grew up there were no museums, or art collections, or the possibility of being exposed to any form of art that was not reproduction. 

Deana Lawson & Henry Taylor
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Amid recollections of a joint trip to Haiti, photographer Deana Lawson and painter Henry Taylor parse the art of portraiture in each of their different mediums.

Olivia Wyatt by Will Oldham
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Sea-gypsies, Vodou, and ethnographic documentary.

Martha Stephens by Steve Macfarlane
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Directing a comedic travelogue set in Iceland.

Charlotte Moth by Jennifer Burris
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Infinite configurations: collection, space, and story.

Daniel Dencik & Michael Haslund by Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
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Melting glaciers, Metallica, and the Arctic.

Portfolio by Mary Walling Blackburn
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Bad Spell | Migration Corridor | California

Edward Clark by Jack Whitten
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Clark talks to his friend and fellow painter, Jack Whitten, about growing up in Louisiana, coming of age in Chicago, heady days in Paris, and living in New York City when the abstract expressionists ruled.

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