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William E. Jones’s Tearoom by Roberto Tejada
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On June 23, 1962, in Mansfield, Ohio, the brutal murder of two young girls led to the arrest of Jerrell R. Howell, who admitted to the killings after a struggle to force them “to perform oral sodomy.” 

Michael Haneke by Lawrence Chua
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After seeing my first Michael Haneke film, I left the theater sick to my stomach. Perhaps this is not the most obvious compliment to pay a director, but there is a visceral effect to Haneke’s work that I would be remiss in not sharing.

Pipilotti Rist by Abby Goldstein
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Pipilotti Rist is a master at combining environments, imagery, sound, and video to create an alternate reality.

At Night by David Ryan

He sits there and regards the waitress, wondering what she would think if she knew he occasionally followed her home; if she knew about the Window Trick; if she knew how her breath sometimes sped in the dark; how once he touched her sleeping throat and her back arched, or how she then rolled over.

Lorna Simpson by Coco Fusco
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Artist Lorna Simpson has turned from photography to film, creating three-dimensional installations on voyeurism, betrayal and desire. She has returned to photography for her show, Gathered, up at the Brooklyn Museum through Aug. 21.

Gregory Crewdson by Bradford Morrow
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Gregory Crewdson’s photographs of expansive dioramas recall Duchamp, Emerson, and the American suburbs. The documentary Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters is in limited release now.

Jane Dickson by Sylvère Lotringer
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Dickson’s paintings documented the isolation and the life of Times Square pre-vamp. She and Sylvère Lotringer discuss the suburbs, demolition derby and becoming American.

Eric Fischl by A.M. Homes
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“I’m trying to find out what my relationship to the body is, the comfort and discomfort, the appropriate and the inappropriate.”

Dan Graham by Mike Metz
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Metz explores the public work and solitary life of Dan Graham.

In a Country of Mothers by A.M. Homes

It was a bright afternoon near the end of March, a day filled with the strange and fragile sense that at any moment all that was clear might be taken away and replaced with a dark and heavy rain.

Larry Sultan by Catherine Liu
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“I think photographs take the richness of our temporality and reduce it.”

Robert Mapplethorpe by Gary Indiana
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A discussion between long-time BOMB contributor Gary Indiana and the late Robert Mapplethorpe on the New York art scene of the late 1980s and the difficulties of intimacy, comfort and eroticism in photography and portraiture.

Cindy Sherman by Betsy Sussler
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Cindy Sherman’s earliest photographic work displayed her posed tauntingly in sets. Mimicry, mostly of ’50s and ’60s film, they anticipated a voyeuristic response. 

He Watched Me by James Purdy

When at last I saw him  

Taylor Mead by Alf Young
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Taylor Mead, Alf Young, and Jon Leon take a trip down memory lane reminiscing on moments of spontaneous naturalism, nude beaches, and being an outsider.

Watch Being Watched by Stephen Torton
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A look at surveillance produced by Stephen Torton with Myriam von Skramlik, Carlo Mori, Franck Goldberg, Joe Barrio, and Dan Amaril.

Women Looking at Other Women by Karyn Kay & Bette Gordon
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In conversation, filmmakers Bette Gordon and Karyn Kay pinpoint women’s desire and experience in and out of film.

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