Three Jawns: Lobsters, Louise, and Ritual

Sarah Rose Etter


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.

Uniquely Qualified Observer: Donna Stonecipher’s Model City

Kent Shaw


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.

Album Roundup: December 2015

Scott Creney


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.

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

Lonely Christopher


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

Arriving is like Drowning: Joanna Walsh’s Vertigo

David Schuman


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.

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

Lucy Tiven


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

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

Manuel Arturo Abreu


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.

When the Car Won’t Start: The Somnambulant Body Melt of The Incredible Melting Man

Ed Steck


In the first installment of his ongoing B-movie and exploitation film revue, Ed Steck takes a look at the bizarre confluence of styles at play in 1977’s The Incredible Melting Man.

Ideal Home Noise (4): Chytilova, Ocampo, Bourgeois

Jeff Jackson


Jeff Jackson with his latest monthly roundup of stimulating creations, this month including the work of Vera Chytilova, Silvina Ocampo, and Louise Bourgeois.

Numb & Number – The Revolution Will Not Be Brooklynized

Scott Creney


Scott Creney tries to find anything other than Joshua Cohen and Ben Lerner in the new ‘novels’ from Joshua Cohen and Ben Lerner.