Wild Bird Store: An Interview with Bud Smith

Jaime Fountaine


Jaime Fountaine interviews Bud Smith about birds and his latest book, Work, out from Civil Coping Mechanisms.


Anna Maria Maiolino Retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Joseph Houlihan


The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles is hosting a comprehensive retrospective on the work of the Brazilian conceptual and performance artist Anna Maria Maiolino through January 22, 2018. Joseph Houlihan goes in.

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More Than Love & Joy: A Conversation with Hanif Abdurraqib

Jaime Fountaine


Hanif Abdurraqib talks about his incredible new book, They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, the story inside his cultural heroes, and finding joy in the emotional orchestra.


Dislocated Bodies: An Erotics of Absence

Adam Fagin


Adam Fagin with a deepy personal essay that concemplates the interconnection of bodies across time and in and out of love. Guided by the words of poet Etel Adnan, Fagin tells the story of a dissolving relationship, contemplating the ways in which presence and absence are joined in the self through romance and its loss.


Unpublishable: A Letter On Grief

Ashley Bethard


Ashley Bethard expertly explores death, grief, and her brother in this letter as part of Unpublishable’s fourth installment.


Unpublishable: THIRST

Claire Donato


In the third installment of Unpublishable, Claire Donato explores wine, thirst, feeling, and sickness with her piece, Thirst.


“I want the emotion to be the center of truth” An Interview with G.O.A.T’s Jim Laczkowski

Meghan Lamb


Chicago musician and podcaster Jim Laczkowski (of a variety of acts from James Eric to G.O.A.T, short for Garden On A Trampoline) in conversation with Meghan Lamb about editing, film, teaching, and his latest album, Silent Light.

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Inside The Glass Eye: Michael Kimball & Jeannie Vanasco In Conversation

Michael Kimball


Michael Kimball speaks with Jeannie Vanasco about her latest book out from Tin House, The Glass Eye, with a specific focus on memoir, memory, and not being brave.


Artists on Art: Okkyung Lee on Francis Bacon’s Portrait of George Dyer

Robert Kloss


Okkyung Lee shares inspiratorial vibes gleaned from an encounter with a Francis Bacon portrait of George Dyer at the Tate Modern.


The Toxic and the Lyric III: On Hearing; Sound and Damage; Suzan-Lori Parks and Douglas Kearney; A Cicatrice; Billie Holiday; Strange Fruit and Damaged Plants

Joyelle McSweeney


Our third installment of Joyelle McSweeney’s The Toxic and The Lyric studies “the ‘exact’ relationship of sound and damage,” by way of Roberto Bolaño, Stagger Lee, and Billie Holliday.