from a feeling called heavenJoey Yearous-Algozin

I wanted to show you something that would give you pleasure the kind of pleasure I sometimes feel listening to Joanna Brouk or standing in the middle of a gallery in the Met not focusing on a particular art work … Continue reading "from a feeling called heaven"

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from Socialist RealismTrisha Low

A house. There’s a dream of a house, like there always is. The house has blue walls.     It’s four years ago. I have a boyfriend. He is the only boy I’ve ever dated that my parents have liked. … Continue reading "from Socialist Realism"

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Welcome to HellJosef Kaplan

Hell is good. To live here, it is good. I really like it! It’s the best thing that ever happened to me. It’s the crowning joy of my life to exist in Hell. It’s amazing. It’s so sweet and charming. … Continue reading "Welcome to Hell"

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Journal from Brussels and ParisAnna Gurton-Wachter

I am told that Brussels is the new Berlin, what Berlin was twenty years ago. What this person means is that it is the only spot left in Europe where artists can afford to be artists. I walk to the … Continue reading "Journal from Brussels and Paris"

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Towards an Insurgent Politics of the Particular: A Review of Asad Haider’s Mistaken IdentityBennett Carpenter

If I have to hear another argument about the relative importance of race versus class, I’ll scream. Long a staple of graduate theory seminars, late-night Facebook rants, and the various circular firing squads of the Left, the argument exploded into … Continue reading "Towards an Insurgent Politics of the Particular: A Review of Asad Haider’s Mistaken Identity"

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Reconfiguring Representation: Rebecca M. Schreiber’s The Undocumented EverydayChristian Rossipal

In the face of structural dispossession and intensified border regimes, what does it mean to demand or to defy “more visibility” and “better representation” as an undocumented migrant? This is a central question in Rebecca M. Schreiber’s recently published The … Continue reading "Reconfiguring Representation: Rebecca M. Schreiber’s The Undocumented Everyday"

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On Blues Speaker [for James Baldwin]: A Conversation with Mendi and Keith ObadikeJulie Beth Napolin

In January 2016, I had the opportunity to dialogue over email with sound artists Mendi and Keith Obadike. We discussed their site-specific work, Blues Speaker [for James Baldwin](2015), jointly commissioned by the Harlem Stage and the Vera List Center for … Continue reading "On Blues Speaker [for James Baldwin]: A Conversation with Mendi and Keith Obadike"

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Bureau to Counteract the DemonstrationLukas Moe

Lacking blankets sleep mapped out a march of ice with a mind of April thinking today is the day rain prosecco tipped off flamboyant spray shed their own Pittsburgh blew us mindlessly dove. Flick the tongue of my cradle speech … Continue reading "Bureau to Counteract the Demonstration"

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