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200 Bucks to Montauk, and I Really Just Want to Get to Southampton

We had made it past Babylon without any major confusion, a sublime morning sun shining through the train windows, but now we were being held in Patchogue.

Coney Island Beer Hustle

“We got cold Coronas! We got cold Heineken! We got whatever you need out here! Ice cold!" is the chant that permeates the air above the sand along Coney Island and Brighton Beach.

Express In Conversation

EMPIRE UNBOUND: Philip S. Golub In Conversation with Phong Bui

While visiting New York, Le Monde diplomatique contributing editor Philip S. Golub stopped by the Rail’s headquarters to talk to publisher Phong Bui about his latest book Power, Profit & Prestige: A History of American Imperial Expansionism.

2010 SUMMER READING LIST

We asked friends and colleagues to contribute THE five books.

Art In Conversation

George Gittoes WITH DAVID LEVI STRAUSS

On the occasion of the pending release of his new film The Miscreants of Taliwood, artist and filmmaker George Gittoes, while visiting New York, sat down with David Levi Strauss at his High Falls home in upstate New York to talk about war, sex, religion, politics, lightness and darkness, and the impetus behind his films and his art.

Art In Conversation

An Interview

Paul Chan, an artist who, on the occasion of the publication of his book Waiting for Godot in New Orleans: A Field Guide (Creative Time Books) and the premiere of the Godot archive at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (June 30, 2010–September 12, 2011), spends a hot afternoon talking to Claudia La Rocco.

Art In Conversation

Robert Hullot-Kentor WITH FABIO AKCELRUD DURÃO

Fabio Akcelrud Durão and Robert Hullot-Kentor continue a conversation about education, the common good, and committed art that they began in the June 2010 Rail.

Art In Conversation

James Hyde WITH PHONG BUI

Right after his last exhibition, Stuart Davis Group, which consisted of five large paintings made between 2006 and 2008, at the Boiler in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (May 28 – June 27, 2010), painter James Hyde stopped by Art International Radio to talk to Rail Publisher Phong Bui about his life and work.

REVOLUCION DEL HIPSTER

In Zona Centro, the downtown district in Tijuana, a city on the U.S.–Mexico border just south of San Diego, DIY-chic is all the rage.

JUNE 3, 2010: DEAR SHERRY

You are the stuff girls love. Southern hospitality, pink lattes, candies, hearts, and balloons. I saw you last night along with my friends at Triple Canopy at 177 Livingston: Sherry tries on Cinderella.

HURTS SO GOOD, ITALIAN STYLE

Jules Dassin has a gift for depicting highly ritualized violence, both physical and psychological. Well, and psycho-sexual, too. The Code made sure the rough stuff in his American films was implied, never depicted—our loss.

FORGOTTEN MEMORIES

This must be the thirtieth departure. It’s a procedure that Fernando Varengo knows only too well. As a witness, of course; not as a traveler.

Editor's Messsage

Party at Ground Zero

There is no reason why instead of an Islamic cultural center, the former Burlington Coat Factory at 45-51 Park Place could not become an interfaith cultural center.

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