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Teresa K. Miller and Gregory Giles Discuss Meat

Teresa K. Miller and Gregory Giles Discuss Meat

In a 60-page essay I wrote on the nature of a “morbid curiosity,” I struggled not only with the ethics of viewing actualities of death found on shock sites—usually, the premature deaths of non-white victims of car crashes, industrial accidents, drug cartel violence.

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Joseph Spece on Metroid

Joseph Spece on Metroid

This afternoon I’m nested in a striped comforter, looking out the window at four snowy oaks. In the foreground, the shrivelled leaves of the hydrangea, mostly buried in drifts. The television screen is static, paused on a scene in the game I honor before every other, Metroid.

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Destroyed Human Bodies

Destroyed Human Bodies

I will try to clarify, in eight points, why it is important—today—to look at images of destroyed human bodies like those I have used and integrated in different works.

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Seven, Eleven

Seven, Eleven

The established tale of mid-century abstract painting in this country relies on two parallel narratives, each originating from either side of Canada’s two solitudes. In Montreal, it was the story of the Automatistes, of Borduas and Riopelle, Barbeau and Françoise Sullivan.

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Nicholas Rombes on Andrzej Żuławski

Nicholas Rombes on Andrzej Żuławski

Andrzej Żuławski died on February 17 in Warsaw, Poland, less than 300-miles away from where he was born, in Lviv, in 1940.

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Gilt, Gilt, Gilt

Gilt, Gilt, Gilt

Buckingham Palace is a gray square with a fierce brown courtyard, as if the building has been stabbed. It has been continually remade and is, like the Palace of Westminster, falling down.

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Stars Wars said you will die without a father…

Stars Wars said you will die without a father…

Thinking a lot about precarity and magic in '80s American movies lately. Rewatched this scene from The Karate Kid (1984) late last night because I was this boy and because I loved him for so many years.

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Work, Kids, Sex

Work, Kids, Sex

10 PM, Chez Jay. I order two beers for us and a glass of wine for Mona. She’s teaching Middlemarch for the first time on Monday, and though I wrote about it for my undergraduate thesis I remember it very poorly.

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Volker M. Welter: High Desert

Volker M. Welter: High Desert

Again a little further away, in the small, unincorporated community of Joshua Tree, Noah Purifoy’s Outdoor Museum is another alternative desert site. This one was born, however, not so much out of a pseudo-spiritual longing, but from the desire of an artist for an environment to realise his vision.

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Nicholas Rombes on David Bowie

Nicholas Rombes on David Bowie

As a kid in the 1970s, kicking around the scrubby back lots near Toledo, Ohio, I assumed David Bowie was from Detroit, Michigan, about an hour north of my hometown.

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Teresa K. Miller and Gregory Giles Discuss Dams

Teresa K. Miller and Gregory Giles Discuss Dams

DamNation undoubtedly falls within your category of “contemporary environmentalist pop docs flooding Netflix, with their smooth animated graphics emulating hand drawings, and their nature-porn photography, and their Sufjanian soundtracks.”

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Such Lovely Parents

Such Lovely Parents

13 November, Yorkshire. The film ‘opens well’ as they say and here in the village people have been going down to Skipton to see it.

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The erotic and the pornographic do not vie for the same conclusion…

The erotic and the pornographic do not vie for the same conclusion…

I want to propose the erotic, one of the uses of the erotic, as a kind of radical formalism, a surrender to and infiltration of phenomenology, for which poetry is the ideal medium.

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Heather Lang on Gregory Robinson

Heather Lang on Gregory Robinson

American Aristocracy, Triangle Film Corporation, 1916 by Heather Lang The other world is ours, yours and mine, this hazy kingdom of silent film and forgotten Polaroids. – Gregory Robinson The quiet associations between silent movies and prose poems within Gregory Robinson’s unique book, All Movies Love the Moon, are...

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