Where Did Uptown Go?

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You been to Harlem lately? Yo, son, uptown is upside down! I know things change, but this is crazy.

INCONVERSATION

PAT STEIR with Phong Bui

Art

Just a few days after the opening reception of her recent exhibition Winter Paintings at Cheim & Read (February 17 – March 26, 2011), the painter Pat Steir paid a visit to Art International Radio to talk with Rail publisher Phong Bui about her life and work.

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MEL KENDRICK with Ben La Rocco

Art

On the occasion of Mel Kendrick’s upcoming exhibitions Jacks (March 25 – April 30, 2011) at Mary Boone Gallery and Works from 1995 to Now at David Nolan Gallery (March 17 – April 30, 2011), Brooklyn Rail Art Editor Ben La Rocco visited the artist in his Lower East Side studio to discuss his life and work.

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CAMERON MARTIN with Greg Lindquist

Art

On the occasion of the painter’s exhibition Bracket at Greenberg Van Doren Gallery (February 23  –  April 23, 2011), Cameron Martin took a break at his Greenpoint, Brooklyn studio for Rail Art Books in Review Editor Greg Lindquist to visit and discuss his life and work.

BETTER RED THAN DEAD: Body-Snatched Prisoners of Comanche Mind Control

Film

For over 30 years, J. Hoberman’s writing has been a fixture of New York film criticism.

The Bard’s Evangelist

Books

In the 18th and 19th centuries, when the idolatrous cult of Shakespeare was born, grew up, and thrived, it was common to hear over-the-top praise of the Bard.

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Note of Thanks

Due to the brilliant support of our artist friends we will continue to deliver the Rail on a monthly basis, free of charge to our devoted readership.

Cori Olinghouse of Ninja

Dance

Cori Olinghouse is among a number of artists who appropriate existing underground forms in their contemporary art and performance works.

Four

Poetry

Prageeta Sharma is the author of Bliss to Fill (Subpress Collective, 2000), The Opening Question (Fence Books, 2004, winner of the 2004 Fence Modern Poets Prize) and Infamous Landscapes (Fence Books, 2007). She is also the recipient of the 2010 Howard Foundation Grant.

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