No. 25

An issue exploring iconoclasts, tensions, contrasts, antagonisms, and culture clashes that motivate art and inform conflict.

Note

Duels

No. 25 Brigid Hughes

This is an issue exploring duels.
Art

Profiles

No. 25 Brian Calvin

Letters

Le Corbusier to Iannis Xenakis

No. 25 Le Corbusier

I therefore give you back your freedom as of September 1, 1959.
Fiction

The Sinister Capabilities of Amiability

No. 25 Mark Hage

He was their fascination, danger, and distraction, a foretold scapegoat, a matter of time.
Photography

Poliscar

No. 25 Krzysztof Wodiczko

Free Speech Freely Spoken

True, Or Bloomingdale, Westchester Division, New York Hospital, Dr. Walter McKnight, Presiding

No. 25 Gordon Lish

You can trust it a little, but only, as admitted, a little.
Art

O melhor dos mundos possíveis

No. 25 Ana Hatherly

Essay

The Green Man

No. 25 Amy Leach

They say difficulty is an invitation; does that mean the more the difficulty, the more the invitation? Is impossibility the deepest invitation of all?
Fiction

Costumier

No. 25 Alexander Kan

The first thing he wanted to do was to leave, no, it wasn’t—why are you lying to yourself, Costumier?
Posters

Inflammatory Essays

No. 25 Jenny Holzer

Rejoice! Our times are intolerable. Take courage, for the worst is a harbinger of the best.
Essay

Either/Or: Notes from a Difficult Year

No. 25 Yiyun Li

Writing, as long as it is one’s private freedom, will always be disloyalty.
Letters

November 18, 1987

No. 25 James Alan McPherson

We are in obscene danger of becoming mass men (all right mass “people”) whowill attempt to teardown anyone who is beyond us.
Interviews

On the Direct and the Circular

No. 25

How do two artists live together… and maintain our sanity and continue to work?
Fiction

Village Journeys

No. 25 Mercè Rodoreda

The streets were always so full of people running around all over the place, this way and that, shouting out "Free-dom! Free-dom!"
Fiction
Public Access

Three Stories

No. 25 Quim Monzó

What was the point of so much effort, single-minded devotion, celibacy and sacrifice?
Fiction
Public Access

Death by Dying

No. 25 Jenn Díaz

She says I’m always doing bad things, and maybe she’s right, but if I don’t do them I get bored.
Photography

Cathedral of the Pines

No. 25 Gregory Crewdson

Fiction

Cohocton, Reunion

No. 25 Kayla Blatchley

There were too many of them in the small house, and the rain was constant that last day.
Fiction

Sky and Light and Color

No. 25 Kiki Delancey

During this time I was enjoying the passage of days and waiting to see if there would be any money.
Photography

Walking

No. 25 Thomas Struth

Poetry

Poem for Quicksand

No. 25 Catherine Pierce

O you gorgeous torture, you slow-mo sadist, / you taught me all I knew about breathlessness.
Poetry

Then They Ate Their Horses

No. 25 Lisa Olstein

How many men fit into this ditch / beside me? What color before were / my robes?
Poetry

Reenactment

No. 25 Bridget Lowe

Someone will lose both eyes.
Poetry

Heading Home

No. 25 Anzhelina Polonskaya

In my dreams I'm heading home.
Poetry

From A Winter Notebook

No. 25 Matvei Yankelevich

Winter—might pray to green trees / to see the star that brings a season in...
Poetry

Commons

No. 25 Wendy Xu

If I begin speaking to you now, you will have expectations
Poetry

Invidia Flips Her Id

No. 25 Anna Rabinowitz

I'll be a sleuth rummaging through missing clues.
Poetry

Human Time

No. 25 Ari Banias

Someone with a clipboard / outside the market / asking for signatures
Poetry

Reanimation

No. 25 Claire Sylvester Smith

I can sometimes tell, / if you put two chemicals together, / what kind of third chemical you might get...
Poetry

Giles Corey

No. 25 P. Scott Cunningham

Do you realize the wealth of stones / God, in His infinite wisdom, has given to this township?
Poetry

Beltane Fires

No. 25 James Allen Hall

Because I have no language / for fire, I say longing.
Poetry

Perfect Day

No. 25 Alex Dimitrov

The low light of the lobby spreads out like a day.
Public Art

La Dérive

No. 25 Robert Sullivan

Even more than the streets, the harbor is liminal by definition: the tides only change.
Public Art

Tide and Current Taxi

No. 25 Marie Lorenz

Document

Sitting: A Position Paper

No. 25 Denise Scott Brown

The 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.
Proposal

101 South Fifth Street

No. 25 Emmet Elliott

The tipi, for instance, understands plains life far differently than the barn.
Proposal

Surface Matters

No. 25 Jordana Maisie

Surface is not an independent element. It has thickness, and this thickness is both physical and metaphorical.
Fiction

A List of Some of the Things Martin Knows

No. 25 Sasha Saben Callaghan

Asking questions can lead to trouble. Asking questions can be a very bad idea.
Fiction

The Pale Pig

No. 25 Kristen Gleason

He saw the ice growing up from the dirt, the browning of the grass. The ascendance of the callous season.
Fiction

Bodies

No. 25 Gothataone Moeng

We talked of grabbing the city, as if by its neck, and having it right here, right in the palms of our hands.
Fiction

Nights in Logar

No. 25 Jamil Kochai

All that mattered then for a musafir from America was how he was going to go about killing another hot summer day.
Photography

Alexander McQueen: Unseen

No. 25 Robert Fairer

Art

Anything Goes

No. 25 Edith Head

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