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Kevin Powell vs. Ed Towns, Round Three; Nora Sayre's New York

Goodbye, Howard, Goodbye

Express

Howard Zinn carried a heavy load lightly. He did this in matters both delicate and momentous.

INCONVERSATION

GANDALF GAVAN WITH PHONG BUI

Art

On the occasion of his second solo exhibit, Teaching a Chicken How to Fly III, Gandalf Gavan stopped by Art International Radio to talk to Rail Publisher Phong Bui about his life and work.

INCONVERSATION

SHOJA AZARI WITH PHONG BUI

Art

Shoja Azari paid a visit to Art International Radio to talk with Rail Publisher Phong Bui about his life, work, and more.

INCONVERSATION

NORBERT PRANGENBERG WITH JOHN YAU

Art

In the midst of installing his first exhibition at Betty Cuningham Gallery in collaboration with Bernd Schellhorn of Berlin, Germany (April 1 – May 22, 2010), Norbert Prangenberg took time off to sit down with Rail Art Editor John Yau on site to talk about his life and work.

Make This Chilly Bedroom Warm: The Wingdale Community Singers

Music

Spirit Duplicator, the second record from Brooklyn quartet the Wingdale Community Singers, begins with an enticing simulacrum—not a chord strummed on an acoustic guitar but the naked skeleton of notes that would seem to form that chord.

FROMTHEEDITOR

Running Local

For at least the next few issues, my column no longer will appear on this page. Instead, an expanded version of it will be found in the Local section.

INCONVERSATION

CHANG-RAE LEE With DAVE KIM

Books

At 29, Chang-Rae Lee won the 1996 PEN/Hemingway Award for his debut novel, Native Speaker. A Graham Greene-esque story of subterfuge and alienation set in the immigrant communities of Queens, Native Speaker is now required reading in many ethnic studies classes for its thorough examination of self-ambivalence and cross-cultural tensions.

INDIALOGUE

Drenched: Emily DeVoti’s MILK

Theater

Anne Washburn: I suppose my question is, in setting a play on a working dairy farm are you writing about what you had, or about what you didn’t have?

Two

Poetry

JEROME SALA'S latest book is Look Slimmer Instantly from Soft Skull Press. Forthcoming is a chapbook titled Prom Night, done in collaboration with the artist Tamara Gonzales. His blog is espresso bongo

JIM FINN WITH PENNY LANE

Film

Jim Finn’s idiosyncratic shorts have been a fixture on the experimental film and video scene for a little over a decade now. In the past four years, he has managed the astounding feat of releasing three feature films with essentially no budget.

ACTION HEROES UNITE!

Dance

After the opening performance of STREB’s Run Up Walls (continuing weekends through May 23) at her action lab in Williamsburg, much of the audience stuck around to celebrate the publication of Elizabeth Streb’s How to Become an Extreme Action Hero (The Feminist Press, 2010).

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