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Hope Valley

Dylan Angell

03.23.17

Dylan Angell explores sensations of guilt, social responsibility, identity, and anxiety in remembering the act of taking part in burning down his elementary school.

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Third Space at the Birmingham Museum of Art: An Interview with Wassan Al-Khudhairi

Kristen Iskandrian

03.21.17

Kristen Iskandrian catches up with Wassan Al-Khudhairi, the curator of Third Space, a new exhibit at the Birmingham Museum of Art that melds ideas of “migration/diaspora/exile, gaze/agency/representation, spirit/nature/landscape, and traditions/histories/memory” to expand the notion of the American South.

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Bad Poems for Girls Who Steal

Cornelia Barber

03.09.17

“Poems are not free. They are neither liberated from history nor are they free of labor nor are they cheap. But poetry might be one of the last forms that can take shape without monolith dependence on technology and money.” Cornelia Barber provides a consideration of social politics, historical debt, race, commodity, and much more amid the landscape of contemporary writing and publishing.

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Between Body and Mind: An Interview with Meredith Alling

Nicholas Rys

03.07.17

Meredith Alling in conversation with Nicholas Rys about craft, inspiration, composition, and her debut collection of very short stories, Sing the Song.

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Joy

Shane Anderson

03.02.17

On finding happiness amid chaos, seen though the lens of Dostoevsky and Steve Kerr’s 2015-16 Golden State Warriors.

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Facing Infinity: Yayoi Kusama’s Life & Endless Rooms

Sarah Rose Etter

02.28.17

Six endless rooms and 70 pieces of art span the life of Yayoi Kusama in this intense, playful exhibit. However, looking closer at the artist’s past, something a bit darker emerges.

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Cassandra at the Oscars

Kevin Killian

02.27.17

Kevin Killian’s annual Oscars coverage finds him in a Los Angeles that despite the present state of national uncertainty and awakening feels hardly different than it did twenty years ago.

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Why Love Now : In Conversation With Pissed Jeans’ Matt Korvette

Sarah Rose Etter

02.24.17

Today marks the release of Pissed Jeans’ fifth album. Over lunch, lead singer Matt Korvette talks about working with Lindsay Hunter, Lydia Lunch, and the process of creating Why Love Now.

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IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A SHAME TO LET SOME OTHER WOMAN HAVE IT: ON JOANNA NEWSOM’S DIVERS

Claire Donato

02.20.17

Claire Donato explores her own emotional, existential, and political terrain surrounding the boundary-breaking experience of Joanna Newsom’s Divers.

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In Search of Duende: Trash Humpers

Nic Lawrence

02.14.17

“Beyond economic deaths, educational deaths, overdose deaths, Appalachia carries a kind of pastoral death: the cratered hillside replaced with slurry ponds and refineries; a discarded refrigerator in a flooded creek.” Nic Lawrence summons her West Virginian childhood while finding duende in Harmony Korine’s 2009 film, Trash Humpers.