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Seaside Stories

As the sun starts to heat up the streets of Bensonhurst, men share in a collective nostalgia fortified by the afternoons they spend together.

Notes on a Fallen Star

From a very early age, my sister was a whirlwind of energy and achievement.

A Pack of Damn Lies

As soon as Balls saw Mr. Happy, he knew exactly what he wanted.

Art In Conversation

FRANCESCO CLEMENTE with Alex Bacon

Alex Bacon visited Francesco Clemente in his Greenpoint studio to discuss the painter’s political, spiritual, and aesthetic convictions. They conclude by bringing all this to bear on Clemente’s latest exhibition, Clemente > Brazil > Yale, at the Yale School of Art, April 1 – June 2, 2013.

Art In Conversation

JOCK REYNOLDS with Phong Bui

After the successful renovation of Yale University Art Gallery, Jock Reynolds paid an early morning visit to the Rail’s headquarters to talk to Rail Publisher Phong Bui about his adventurous life and work.

Art In Conversation

Blighted Luminance
UGO RONDINONE with Jarrett Earnest

Rondinone met with Jarrett Earnest to discuss isolation, the treachery of language, and his new installation in Rockefeller Plaza, Human Nature (April 23 – June 7, 2013, organized by Public Art Fund and Tishman Speyer).

Art In Conversation

VINCENT KATZ with Phong Bui

It would be difficult to imagine interdisciplinary studies in graduate programs in the last two decades without acknowledging the inventive pedagogy of Black Mountain College.

Ethical Criticism

We have “mastered” aesthetic criticism. Now it’s time for an ethical one

Dance In Conversation

SOON THE EARTH WILL BE IN THE SQUARE
JILL SIGMAN with Siobhan Burke

Jill Sigman likes to joke that plants are temperamental collaborators. “I used to think it was hard working with dancers. But plants? They’re very capricious and fragile. You just don’t know what’s going to happen.”

Corrected Slogans: Reading and Writing Conceptualism

Like its publisher, Corrected Slogans sidles curiously between print and digital.

Electronic Engagement

The mutable ensemble Zs, together with Mivos Quartet, played a difficult, dissonant show at ISSUE Project Room in late March.

Perché No Pass a Night Formal You at the Hotel Colors?

The Hotel Colors is a kind of translation play—not a play that has been performed or published in another language and then translated, but rather a play which could only really exist in the fog between translations.

Editor's Messsage Guest Critic

Vocabulary of the Possible

I have invited writers with opinions about how art and words can reinforce and enlarge each other to satisfy the one-to-one communication that Rosenberg saw as the only solution to alienated mass culture.

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