“If our post-apocalyptic stories are contingent on propagating the human species, despite ourselves and our abilities, we risk promoting suffering for the sake of suffering.” GB Gabbler explores the anti-natalist and anti-colonial themes in play within the 2016 zombie film The Girl With All The Gifts.
Leila Guerriero’s A Simple Story: The Last Malambo investigates the passion and devotion of the malambo dancers who dedicate their lives to perform in an annual, life-changing competition in Laborde, Argentina. Scott Daughtridge reviews.
“Inside the vortex of her manuscript, her fingernails carve quotation marks on his back. He has not grown accustomed to being used in a sentence that way.” The latest installment of our Unpublishable series, featuring authors’ previously elsewhere-rejected work, comes from the great Vi Khi Nao.
“We reenter the struggles of limitations and mortality.” Sean Lawlor provides an in-depth review of LCD Soundsystem’s new album American Dream.
Michael Kimball speaks with Jeannie Vanasco about her latest book out from Tin House, The Glass Eye, with a specific focus on memoir, memory, and not being brave.
Okkyung Lee shares inspiratorial vibes gleaned from an encounter with a Francis Bacon portrait of George Dyer at the Tate Modern.
“Beauty is a reminder of organizational death” New poetry by Precious Okoyomon.
The Toxic and the Lyric III: On Hearing; Sound and Damage; Suzan-Lori Parks and Douglas Kearney; A Cicatrice; Billie Holiday; Strange Fruit and Damaged PlantsJoyelle McSweeney
Our third installment of Joyelle McSweeney’s The Toxic and The Lyric studies “the ‘exact’ relationship of sound and damage,” by way of Roberto Bolaño, Stagger Lee, and Billie Holliday.