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Swimming in Starlight: A Review of Hannah Lillith Assadi’s Sonora

Kimberly King Parsons

04.25.17

“Like coming across an animal skull in the sand, gleaming and picked clean, Sonora is as striking as it is unforgettable.” Kimberly King Parsons reviews Hannah Lillith Assadi’s debut novel.

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This Young Monster: Seeing the Freaks Within Us

Allison Grimaldi-Donahue

04.20.17

Charlie Fox’s collection of essays on monstrosity and transformation intoxicatingly span the gamut from Fassbinder to Alice In Wonderland. Allison Grimaldi-Donahue reviews.

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First Lady Final Girl: Songs of Grief and Abject Horror in Jackie

Jace Brittain

04.18.17

Pablo Larraín’s Jackie depicts a complex and stirring portrait of the former first lady by employing a tense soundtrack, affective cutting, and other horror film staples. Jace Brittain reviews.

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Tired and Glitzy and Profound: JH Phrydas’ Levitations

Avren Keating

04.04.17

JH Phrydas’ debut book of poems, Levitations, examines the socio-political boundaries of queer embodiment and community. Avren Keating reviews.

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So Long and Thanks for The Fish: The Beautifully Absurd in Snowpiercer

John Venegas

03.30.17

John Venegas on the value of absurdity in the construction of plot, taking a deep eye into the strange conceit of Snowpiercer.

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HER COMPANY: A REVIEW OF C.D. WRIGHT’S THE POET, THE LION…

Sean Pears

03.28.17

Sean Pears reviews C.D. Wright’s The Poet, the Lion, Talking Pictures, El Farolito, a Wedding in St. Roch, the Big Box Store, the Warp in the Mirror, Spring, Midnights, Fire & All.

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Ideal Home Noise (11): Kieslowski, Foy, Pettibon

Jeff Jackson

03.27.17

The latest installment of Jeff Jackson’s column focuses on a massive set of subversive biblical films from Poland, D. Foy’s exploration of the father, and the pen-and-ink noise of Raymond Pettibon.

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ELIZABETH ELLEN IS ELIZEBETH ELLEN: A REVIEW OF PERSON/A

Juliet Escoria

03.20.17

Juliet Escoria takes an in-depth, personal, and socially-complicated eye into the Elizabeth Ellen’s massive and potentially controversial tome, Person/a.

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Count Backwards from Ten: Mark Gluth’s Top 10 Vocal Songs & Instrumental Albums

Mark Gluth

03.14.17

Double mind for your eye with two top ten lists of Mark Gluth’s favorite vocal songs and instrumental albums, including work by Guided By Voices, Lil B, Kitty Pryde, Oneohtrix Point Never, and much more.

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Our Spot Forever: A Review of White Girl

Eric Nelson

03.13.17

Elizabeth Wood’s debut feature film, White Girl, provides a complicated mix of shock value and late 90s aesthetics to create a controversial, and perhaps exploitative, new film packed full of sex, drugs, and hustling.