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The Quinning Strategy

Some believe that ever since she stepped on to the scene, Quinn has put her ambitions first, always eyeing a path to a higher office.

Express In Conversation

KEITH STROUP with Jason Flores-Williams

In the long dark night of American politics, there are still rock’n’roll splashes of life, a burning vibe where victories are won and the cool, pungent smell of liberty fills the air.

A Pack of Damn Lies

When Sergeant Pecker walks into the room, everyone feels the pain.

Art In Conversation

NAYLAND BLAKE with Jarrett Earnest

Nayland Blake just completed the large exhibition at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and currently has an exhibition of new sculpture at Matthew Marks Gallery (What Wont Wreng, February 2 – April 20). He is also included in the New Museum’s NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star (February 13 – May 26).

Art In Conversation

A Conversation with Creative Time Reports

Creative Time, one of the longest standing institutions for the production of ambitious public art in New York City, recently launched Creative Time Reports, an international, web-based news platform.

Art In Conversation

ALICE AYCOCK with Phong Bui

While preparing for her forthcoming dual-venue retrospective of drawings, Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating (Parrish Art Museum, April 21 – July 14, 2013 and Grey Art Gallery, April 23 – July 14, 2013), the sculptor welcomed Rail publisher Phong Bui to her live/work loft in SoHo to talk about her life and work.

Film In Conversation

OLIVIER ASSAYAS with Joshua Sperling

When Brooklyn Academy of Music ran a retrospective of French filmmaker Olivier Assayas in 2010, they hailed him as a “post-punk auteur.”

Books In Conversation

AYANA MATHIS with Jenine Holmes

Ayana Mathis’s debut novel The Twelve Tribes of Hattie has received a lot of warm and well-deserved attention since its release in the winter of 2012.

Tragic Strip

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Oil On Paper

Oil is the elixir of the economy and venom to the environment. Beyond its materialization as myriad synthetics from furniture to foodstuffs, this contentious fluid has become the elan vital of development—at once pervasive, productive, and perverse.

Editor's Message Guest Critic

The Contemporary Art Gallery

Nowadays ubiquitous, because galleries are so familiar, we perhaps do not sufficiently realize how distinctive they are.

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