“We simultaneously participate in Apple’s pain while using her performance as a container for our own. That way, we too get the chance to bleed.” Sarah Kasbeer collectivizes the duende of trauma in Fiona Apple’s 1996 album, Tidal.
Jeff Jackson’s Ideal Home Noise column returns with a look at five crucial bits of culture for your home — including Fleur Jaeggy, Bresson, and Halpern.
Jason Teal digs in with Alana I. Capria about her horrific, Lynchian fairy tale novel Mother Walked into the Lake.
“The Camera is for Someone Who Didn’t Bother to Be There”: Talking Art and Rock with Sarah Paul of Glass TrapsThomson Guster
Cleveland-based multimedia artist Sarah Paul speaks up about gender fluidity and performance, maintaining personal archives, surviving trauma, and so much more, in a profile by Thomson Guster of her life and work, on the occasion of the release of her band Glass Traps’ exhilarating self-titled debut album.
Felicity Fenton with a memoir-essay about adolescence, socialization, drugs, family pressure, and so much more. “Everywhere is better than here we say. And in these dreams we’re always stoned, or ready to be stoned. We live together and love in the way we think we want to be loved.”
Can poetry still save a life? Peter Markus, a writing teacher of 23 years in Detroit Public Schools, believes it can.
Alli Warren spoke with Gabriel Ojeda-Sague about his new book, Jazzercise is a Language, and its exploration of nostalgia, biopolitics, and identity.