ARTICLES BY Richard Chiem
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What An Investment in Black Life Looks Like: An Interview with Quenton Baker

Richard Chiem

05.09.17

Quenton Baker in conversation with Richard Chiem about his book, This Glittering Republic, which unflinchingly dives deep into many questions surrounding the state of blackness in America.

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DEEP INNER THOUGHTS OF THE CASHIERS OF EXTREME COUPONING

Richard Chiem

12.13.16

What goes through the minds of the cashiers who take coupon shopping to the extreme? Richard Chiem channels the inner monologue of several thrift-obsessed minds. Art by Ryan Weatherly.

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POCKETS FULL OF CAKE: DAMIAN LILLARD & FEELING SNUBBED

Richard Chiem

08.08.16

Richard Chiem on Damian Lillard as a source of inspiration in the face of exclusion, prejudice, and social fakes.

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Kafka Watching the NBA: LA, Klay, Sadness, and Dame

Richard Chiem

02.02.15

Kafka is alive and well and here to assist you with a recap of recent NBA action.

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I Don’t See Them As Doll-Like: An Interview with Amina Cain

Richard Chiem

12.17.13

Richard Chiem talks with Amina Cain about her latest book, Creature.

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KING OF JOY

Richard Chiem

07.15.13

Richard Chiem’s writing is the deep voyeuristic clarity a smoker breathes in outside baggage claim after a long cramped voyage across oceans. Inward, then expansive, perfect in the present. His collection You Private Person is one of our favorites of the year… hell, in years. Here’s something from a forthcoming novel titled King of Joy that includes fire, pitbulls and porn. Art by Danny Jock