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WALKING THE ROCKAWAYS

It’s 9:30 a.m. on March 27, 2010. Matt Green of Bay Ridge straddles the shoreline of Rockaway Beach, shivering.

Letter from the Gulf: The View from Plaquemines Parish

While driving down from New Orleans to Venice, “ground zero” of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill, I heard Parish President Billy Nungesser on a local radio show.

Art In Conversation

VIJA CELMINS with Phong Bui

On the occasion of her recent exhibit Vija Celmins: New Paintings, Objects, and Prints (April 29 – June 25, 2010) at David McKee Gallery, the painter welcomed Rail Publisher Phong Bui to her studio/loft in SoHo to talk about her life and work.

Art In Conversation

Robert Hullot-Kentor with Fabio Akcelrud Durão

The Brazilian literary theorist, Fabio Akcelrud Durão, returned to pay another visit to the home of Robert Hullot-Kentor in Manhattan to renew a conversation they began in the Rail in 2008.

The View from New Orleans

By now, you’ve seen the photos, read the news stories, and heard the measured—and not so measured—opinions of experts focusing on the April 20 BP explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig, where oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico.

Art In Conversation

Margrit Lewczuk with Phong Bui

One Sunday afternoon in mid-May Rail Publisher Phong Bui paid a visit to the painter Margrit Lewczuk’s studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to talk about her life and work.

THE EARTH WILL DIE SCREAMING

If you somehow have never seen Doctor Who since it debuted on November 23, 1963 (the day after the Kennedy assassination), now is a good time to start.

FICTION: THE WELLES WE DIG

With an early history of fantastic projects like the radio broadcast of War of the Worlds and his directorial debut in Citizen Kane, Welles emerged as prodigy, genius, Hollywood darling.

THE MARKET HOTEL SHUTS DOWN, GROWS UP

Less than a month after the Market Hotel’s forced closing for serving alcohol without a license, the managers of the popular Bushwick DIY venue have announced plans to reopen the space as a nonprofit—an all-ages community space run partially by a board of governors that will include members of the New York-area arts community.

Two

Aimé Césaire published Soleil cou coupé (Solar Throat Slashed) with K éditeur in Paris in 1948. The collection contained 72 poems.

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