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The Literary Dung Ball: In Conversation with Jac Jemc and Amber Sparks

Amber Sparks

08.21.17

Amber Sparks & Jac Jemc tackle plot, ghosts, and craft in their conversation on the occasion of Jemc’s new novel, The Grip of It.

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Installation as Interior: In Conversation with Sophie Durbin’s “Corrty Pye Municipal Office #4″

Sylvia Faichney

08.17.17

Sylvia Faichney explores the interior and architecture of Corrty Pye, a fictional location created by interdisciplinary artist Sophie Durbin, inspired in equal measures by Edward Gorey and her childhood experience of Detroit.

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Excerpt from Diary of a Young Grey Man: The Jesus Year

Semyon Khokhlov

08.16.17

“Grey bursting clouds massive sprays like flick after flick of it waking out of other wakings into the Geographical History of America and A. on the line finally no Wi-Fi on his Danish girlfriend’s houseboat the straight ahead way of breaking down an academic argument apologizing for the crudeness of the words that matter.” Debut fiction from Semyon Khokhlov.

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A Meal Is More Than a Meal: An Interview with Hala Alyan

Eric Nelson

08.15.17

Hala Alyan in conversation with Eric Nelson about her debut novel, Salt Houses, which traces the history of a Palestinian family in conflict amid political furor.

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Ideal Home Noise (13): Clarke, Cortázar, Pushwagner

Jeff Jackson

08.14.17

Jeff Jackson dives in to the lifetime work of Alan Clarke, explores the latest release from the brain of Cortázar, and the uncovering of a thought-lost masterpiece from Pushwagner.

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JUSTICE ABSCONDITUS, OR, WHY I WRITE VERSE PLAYS

Joyelle McSweeney

08.10.17

What do Julian Assange, The Rust Belt, Art-crime, obscenity, Katrina, Chelsea Manning, and Dick Cheney have in common? They all rear their heads in the world of Joyelle McSweeney, whose plays-in-verse search for what language and theater can uncover about the present day nature of power, control, and revolt. Photos by Lifan Li.

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Statement from the manager of the band who was supposed to score Tarkovsky’s long-awaited sequel to the cult classic Solaris

Luke Kokoszka

08.09.17

“The rest of the band, upon discovering their friend and band-mate had seemingly vanished into the void, became paranoid.” New fiction by Luke Kokoszka.

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PRO(M)BOIS(E): An Interview with Thibault Raoult

Paul Cunningham

08.08.17

Thibault Raoult in conversation with Paul Cunningham about identity, cinema, the internet, and Raoult’s poetry collection PRO(M)BOIS(E).

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Bond, Pamuk, and Me

Nicholas Bredie

08.07.17

Nicholas Bredie dissects the portrayal of Istanbul in popular imagination, particularly as a setting in Orhan Pamuk’s Nobel-winning work and the James Bond film Skyfall.

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THE LARGE PLASTIC BAG OF EXPERIENCE: A REVIEW OF ARI BANIAS’ ANYBODY

Jameson Fitzpatrick

08.03.17

Jameson Fitzpatrick reviews Ari Banias’ debut collection of poems, Anybody, finding its context between Adorno and Rankine.