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Asthma Act Will Help Tenants Breathe Easier

“It started with a bad cough,” began Margarita Pabon, who lives in Sunset Park.

Love in the Time of Swine Flu: David Lida’s Affair with Mexico City

Smell that? It’s the smell of Deep Time. Not in the scientific sense of the fathomless vastness of geological time, but in the mythic, plumed-serpent, under-the-jaguar-sun sense. The Mexican sense.

Art In Conversation

Eleanor Heartney WITH PHONG BUI

Eleanor Heartney, the independent cultural critic, comes by Art International Radio to talk to Publisher Phong Bui about her life and work.

Art In Conversation

Don Voisine WITH BEN LA ROCCO AND CRAIG OLSON

A week after the opening of his exhibit of a new group of paintings the painter Don Voisine visited the Rail’s Headquarters to talk with Assistant Art Editor Ben La Rocco, and contributing writer Craig Olson about his life and work.

Art In Conversation

Nicola López WITH PHONG BUI

The artist Nicola López’s third solo show After the Storm will be on view till June 26, 2009, at Caren Golden Fine Art. Here she speaks with Publisher Phong Bui about her recent body of work and more.

The Emergence of Acoustic Spasm

"Lurch,” “Creep,” “Sponger,” “Murkman,” “Worm,” “Tosser,” “Freak,” “Ratty,” “Unhealthy One,” “Tramp,” “Mr. Abnormal,” “Village Idiot,” “Twat,” “Minger”: These are just some of the many foul vocalizations regularly floated in my direction during outdoor strolls.

Hausu Party

Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Hausu (1977) is one of the most coveted cult films to emerge from the fantastic realm of Asian cinema.

The Spelled Out Spark in Rooms; for Dan Flavin

Albert Mobilio’s books of poetry include Bendable Siege, The Geographics, and Me with Animal Towering. A volume is forthcoming later this year from Brooklyn Rail/Black Square editions.

READ THE SNOW

It tastes like this, he says, try it. He swallows more hotel pool water.

Editor's Messsage From The Editor

The Song Remains the Same

Rather than “run the risk” of repeating myself, I have opted for certainty. Four years ago I wrote the following about the city’s last mayoral campaign—and alas, history is repeating itself, too.

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