An issue exploring iconoclasts, tensions, contrasts, antagonisms, and culture clashes that motivate art and inform conflict.
Issue 25 • Mark HageHe was their fascination, danger, and distraction, a foretold scapegoat, a matter of time.
Issue 25 • Krzysztof Wodiczko
Issue 25 • Gordon LishYou can trust it a little, but only, as admitted, a little.
Issue 25 • Ana Hatherly
Issue 25 • Amy LeachThey say difficulty is an invitation; does that mean the more the difficulty, the more the invitation? Is impossibility the deepest invitation of all?
Issue 25 • Alexander KanThe first thing he wanted to do was to leave, no, it wasn’t—why are you lying to yourself, Costumier?
Issue 25 • Jenny HolzerRejoice! Our times are intolerable. Take courage, for the worst is a harbinger of the best.
Issue 25 • Yiyun LiWriting, as long as it is one’s private freedom, will always be disloyalty.
Issue 25 • James Alan McPhersonWe are in obscene danger of becoming mass men (all right mass “people”) who will attempt to tear down anyone who is beyond us.
Issue 25How do two artists live together… and maintain our sanity and continue to work?
Issue 25 • Mercè RodoredaThe streets were always so full of people running around all over the place, this way and that, shouting out "Free-dom! Free-dom!"
Issue 25 • Quim MonzóWhat was the point of so much effort, single-minded devotion, celibacy and sacrifice?
Issue 25 • Jenn DíazShe says I’m always doing bad things, and maybe she’s right, but if I don’t do them I get bored.
Issue 25 • Gregory Crewdson
Issue 25 • Kayla BlatchleyThere were too many of them in the small house, and the rain was constant that last day.
Issue 25 • Kiki DelanceyDuring this time I was enjoying the passage of days and waiting to see if there would be any money.
Issue 25 • Thomas Struth
Issue 25 • Catherine PierceO you gorgeous torture, you slow-mo sadist, / you taught me all I knew about breathlessness.
Issue 25 • Lisa OlsteinHow many men fit into this ditch / beside me? What color before were / my robes?
Issue 25 • Bridget LoweSomeone will lose both eyes.
Issue 25 • Matvei YankelevichWinter—might pray to green trees / to see the star that brings a season in...
Issue 25 • Wendy XuIf I begin speaking to you now, you will have expectations
Issue 25 • Anna RabinowitzI'll be a sleuth rummaging through missing clues.
Issue 25 • Ari BaniasSomeone with a clipboard / outside the market / asking for signatures
Issue 25 • Claire Sylvester SmithI can sometimes tell, / if you put two chemicals together, / what kind of third chemical you might get...
Issue 25 • P. Scott CunninghamDo you realize the wealth of stones / God, in His infinite wisdom, has given to this township?
Issue 25 • James Allen HallBecause I have no language / for fire, I say longing.
Issue 25 • Alex DimitrovThe low light of the lobby spreads out like a day.
Issue 25 • Robert SullivanEven more than the streets, the harbor is liminal by definition: the tides only change.
Issue 25 • Marie Lorenz
Issue 25 • Denise Scott BrownThe workers of the world (except at lunch hour and on the weekend and except parents and those who care for children) don’t sit in parks.
Issue 25 • Emmet ElliottThe tipi, for instance, understands plains life far differently than the barn.
Issue 25 • Jordana MaisieSurface is not an independent element. It has thickness, and this thickness is both physical and metaphorical.
Issue 25 • Sasha Saben CallaghanAsking questions can lead to trouble. Asking questions can be a very bad idea.
Issue 25 • Gothataone MoengWe talked of grabbing the city, as if by its neck, and having it right here, right in the palms of our hands.
Issue 25 • Jamil KochaiAll that mattered then for a musafir from America was how he was going to go about killing another hot summer day.
Issue 25 • Robert Fairer
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