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Fado, Feminism, and Faith in Marina Carreira’s I Sing To That Bird Knowing He Won’t Sing Back

Hugo dos Santos

02.13.18

Marina Carreira’s I Sing to that Bird Knowing That He Won’t Sing Back is “an ambitious first publication; one that succeeds, in part, because of how true it remains to the essence, both personal and cultural, both literal and figurative, of fado, the Portuguese genre of music, as a form of artistic expression.” Hugo dos Santos reviews.

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Christmas Presents Full of Nothing: A Review of The Sarah Book by Scott McClanahan

Meghan Lamb

01.22.18

How to build a moving story out of a lifeline of lies, loss, and bad decisions? Meghan Lamb takes a look at how Scott McClanahan’s The Sarah Book weaves its strange and heartfelt magic.

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“I wasn’t helpless at all. I wasn’t a beetle.” : A Review of Colin Winnette’s The Job of the Wasp

Jason Teal

01.09.18

Colin Winnette’s latest, The Job of the Wasp, reprograms the murder mystery to invite such questions as: What cruelty lurks behind a shadow? Why can’t we weep openly without scorn? Why doesn’t weather menace our stories? Jason Teal reviews.

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IDEAL HOME NOISE #14: Yoshida, Tate, Durand

Jeff Jackson

01.02.18

This edition of Ideal Home Noise takes a look at the Kiju Yoshida box set from Arrow Video, a Greg Tate reader, and Anouck Durand’s Eternal Friendship.

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

Joseph Houlihan

11.14.17

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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THE LAST NOSTALGIA: A REVIEW OF BECCA KLAVER’S EMPIRE WASTED

Nate Logan

11.07.17

Nate Logan reviews Becca Klaver’s latest book of poems, Empire Wasted.

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GENRE BLEED: A REVIEW OF MIKE LALA’S EXIT THEATER

Joe Fritsch

10.31.17

“By dint of genre bleed, Lala troubles expectations for how the text will perform.” Joe Fritsch reviews Mike Lala’s debut collection of poetry, Exit Theater.

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Homestead Beyond the Clouds: A Review of Kids of the Black Hole

Paul Cunningham

10.24.17

Evoking textures from likes of Inland Empire and The Battlefield Where the Moon Says I Love You, Marty Cain’s Kids of the Black Hole traces a between dreamscape and wasteland. Paul Cunningham reviews.

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The Anti-Natalist and Anti-Colonial Messages in The Girl With All The Gifts

GB Gabbler

10.16.17

“If our post-apocalyptic stories are contingent on propagating the human species, despite ourselves and our abilities, we risk promoting suffering for the sake of suffering.” GB Gabbler explores the anti-natalist and anti-colonial themes in play within the 2016 zombie film The Girl With All The Gifts.

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Declaring War on the Universe: Leila Guerriero’s A Simple Story: The Last Malambo

Scott Daughtridge

10.12.17

Leila Guerriero’s A Simple Story: The Last Malambo investigates the passion and devotion of the malambo dancers who dedicate their lives to perform in an annual, life-changing competition in Laborde, Argentina. Scott Daughtridge reviews.