Ideal Home Noise (8): Jacques Rivette

Jeff Jackson


The eighth installment of Jeff Jackson’s Ideal Home Noise column focuses solely on the 16-disc DVD and Blu-ray box set of the work of the French New Wave’s Jacques Rivette, out now from Britain’s Arrow Films


A Pornography of Nods: On Gaspar Noe’s Love

Grant Maierhofer


In his consideration of Gaspar Noe’s latest film, Love, a “3D erotic romantic drama” featuring fully penetrative sex, Grant Maierhofer grapples with contextualizing a revered artist’s latest work in the light of conceptual disappointment.


The Bedrooms of Our Childhoods: On The Incantations of Daniel Johnston by Scott McClanahan and Ricardo Cavolo

Kimberly King Parsons


Scott McClanahan and Ricardo Cavolo’s intercostal collaboration on a graphic novel of cult singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston’s life rewards its reader with surprising and moving nuance depicting the life of a true outsider. Kimberly King Parsons reviews.


I Feel Discouraged About the Future: A Review of Anna Moschovakis’s They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This

Natalie Eilbert


Shades of Kierkegaard and Alice Notley come together in Anna Moschovakis’s latest collection, They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This. Natalie Eilbert reviews.

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Three Jawns: Cruelty, Mitski, and Death

Sarah Rose Etter


“Hype is typically bullshit.” This month’s installation of Three Jawns dips into Maggie Nelson’s exploration of cruelty in art, a live set by New York’s Mitski, and Katie Roiphe’s index of writers’ takes on death, The Violet Hour.


Ruin Review 3: Atlanta

Sean Kilpatrick


“Please note your rot. No one online does.” Sean Kilpatrick’s tour of American ruin pulls through Atlanta, GA and ends up in a boxing bar near the airport, contemplating how it feels to be a human amid humans.


Complicated Love: On Joanna Klink’s Excerpts from a Secret Prophecy

Kent Shaw


Where inside the speaker does love poetry come from and what becomes of love when it can no longer be professed? Kent Shaw reviews the latest book of poetry from Joanna Klink.

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Out Into Nothingness: On M. Ward’s More Rain

Max Winter


M. Ward’s latest album, More Rain, extends the haunted melancholy of his previous albums into a delicate, disorienting new territory. Max Winter reviews.


What Makes Us Human And Not God: A Review of Vi Khi Nao’s The Old Philosopher

Jenna Le


What is the functional value of experimental poetry? In Vi Khi Nao’s The Old Philosopher, it is, like Cubism, the ability to see many angles from the same side. Jenna Le reviews.


Regarding Lil Ugly Mane and Abject Music

Grant Maierhofer


The mysterious aesthetic of cult underground hip-hop icon Lil Ugly Mane shares as much with crust punk and black metal as it does rap. Grant Maierhofer digs deep into L.U.M.’s lineage as an anti-cultural web phenomenon.