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.
“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.
Meredith Alling in conversation with Nicholas Rys about craft, inspiration, composition, and her debut collection of very short stories, Sing the Song.
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.
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.
Claire Donato explores her own emotional, existential, and political terrain surrounding the boundary-breaking experience of Joanna Newsom’s Divers.
“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.