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The House is a Woman: A Review of Maison Femme: a fiction by Teresa Carmody with illustrations by Vanessa Place

Andrea Lambert

02.04.16

“This may not be about you, but it’s definitely about your friends.” A review of Teresa Carmody’s new book MAISON FEMME: a fiction, out from Bon Aire Projects.

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Ideal Home Noise (5): Hairy Who, McCormack, German

Jeff Jackson

01.25.16

Jeff Jackson’s fifth installment of Ideal Home Noise takes us into the Hairy Who Publications, Derek McCormack, and Aleksei German’s Hard to Be a God.

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A Story About the Body: A Review of Rachel Levy’s A Book So Red

Hugh Sheehy

01.21.16

Rachel Levy uses episodic metafictional methods to breathe new life into human relations, and the self. Hugh Sheehy reviews.

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Three Jawns: Lobsters, Louise, and Ritual

Sarah Rose Etter

01.12.16

In the first installment of her new column, Three Jawns, Sarah Rose Etter takes a look at the latest surreal masterpiece by director Yorgos Lanthimos, a Bourgeois exhibition, and the latest from CA Conrad.

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Uniquely Qualified Observer: Donna Stonecipher’s Model City

Kent Shaw

01.05.16

A contemporary relative to Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, Donna Stonecipher’s Model City threads the idea of a multiplicity of place into one immense Model City. Kent Shaw reviews.

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Album Roundup: December 2015

Scott Creney

12.28.15

Scott Creney listens to a slew of new releases and finds—aside from Grimes’ latest—quite a bit that’s worth the bother, including Antlered Aunt Lord, PC Worship, and Lubomyr Melnyk.

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In a Mirror Maze: A Review of Derek McCormack’s The Well-Dressed Wound

Lonely Christopher

12.22.15

The Devil assumes the form of Martin Margiela in one of 2015’s most decadent and best new books. Lonely Christopher reviews.

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Arriving is like Drowning: Joanna Walsh’s Vertigo

David Schuman

12.17.15

With their distance and unhurried urgency, their syntactic pinpointing and clarity, the narrators in Joanna Walsh’s Vertigo are vital, unsettling companions. David Schuman reviews.

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Getting to Funky Town: On Lyric and Fantasy in Micah Ling’s Flashes of Life

Lucy Tiven

12.10.15

Ekphrasis takes on pop icons from David Bowie to Otis Redding in Micah Ling’s latest collection. Lucy Tiven reviews.

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“Smitten by the algae”: A Review of There Was So Much Beautiful Left

Manuel Arturo Abreu

12.03.15

manuel arturo abreu examines the line between trauma and tragedy at work in Raul Alvarez’s stylistically wild debut collection, There Was So Much Beautiful Left.