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2018-07-27T03:05:13+00:00July 27th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Open Space partygoers are such good listeners. All Photos: Lenny Gonzalez On Monday, we’ll go dark for our annual August break, in order to handle some behind-the-scenes maintenance and gear up for the fall season. We’ll also look back at another full year, which included the Limited Edition collaboration, three new issues of our magazine, [...]

Reading My Catastrophe

2018-07-24T03:05:18+00:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Megan and Angie. The mind ends in a sort of swamp. We are swamp creatures, paddling around in the mud and mangroves of our neural landscape. I also imagine there is a horizon with a fringe of reeds and little lights, maybe fireflies. That is the boundary, where mind turns into nature. You can wait [...]

Undesigning Disability

2018-07-20T03:05:04+00:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

The Beam. Courtesy the de Young Museum and Rebecca Bradley. On a recent Monday this spring, a homebound five-year-old visited the permanent collection of the de Young museum in San Francisco using the museum’s Beam. The Beam is a telepresence robot with a computer monitor-sized screen, a camera atop a set of curved legs, and [...]

Jamie Holley’s Plastic Dreams

2018-07-17T03:01:05+00:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Jamie Holley, Untitled, 2006–2009; mixed-media assemblage. Diana Vreeland could’ve been describing Jamie Holley’s assemblages when she quipped, “I’m a great believer in vulgarity — if it’s got vitality.” Undeniably garish and teeming with life, Holley’s pieces are, simply put, too much. Plastic action figurines, small stuffed animals, novelty key chains, Mardi Gras beads, yesteryear’s Happy [...]

The Sense of Utopia: Bruce Boone and Eric Sneathen in Conversation

2018-07-13T03:05:14+00:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

James Mitchell and Bruce Boone in San Francisco, ca. early 1970s. Photo: Stephen Mark; courtesy James Mitchell. Bruce Boone’s most well-known published works include My Walk with Bob, Century of Clouds, and his collaboration with Bob Glück, La Fontaine. Other publications include chapbooks, essays, five volumes of translations, his blog A Stele for Jamie, at [...]

Genre Wormhole #4: The White House Lawn

2018-07-12T03:05:19+00:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Because I’m writing about self-proclaimed agitprop in this essay — talking about the artistic, political, and activist work of the group The Degenderettes — it feels right to start out with a polemic. I want to gripe about an attitude (perhaps in retreat now?) that shaped my early education around literature: that in art, complexity is synonymous [...]

On Pop & Petroleum

2018-07-11T03:01:04+00:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Hind Mezaina, MUSIC TV, 2017 When Arabi 21, a Qatar-backed news platform, unknowingly republished a piece by the satirical website The Pan-Arabia Enquirer, netizens appreciated the gaffe for its ludicrousness. Arabi 21’s report detailed an imminent Saudi Arabian honeymoon planned by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The newlyweds would attend a monster truck rally in [...]