ISSUE

25

Winter 2017

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

Note
Public Access

Duels

Issue 25 Brigid Hughes

This is an issue exploring duels.
Art

Profiles

Issue 25 Brian Calvin

Letters

Le Corbusier to Iannis Xenakis

Issue 25 Le Corbusier

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

The Sinister Capabilities of Amiability

Issue 25 Mark Hage

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

Poliscar

Issue 25 Krzysztof Wodiczko

Free Speech Freely Spoken

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

Issue 25 Gordon Lish

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

O melhor dos mundos possíveis

Issue 25 Ana Hatherly

Essay

The Green Man

Issue 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
Public Access

Costumier

Issue 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

Issue 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

Issue 25 Yiyun Li

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

November 18, 1987

Issue 25 James Alan McPherson

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

On the Direct and the Circular

Issue 25

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

Village Journeys

Issue 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

Issue 25 Quim Monzó

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

Death by Dying

Issue 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

Issue 25 Gregory Crewdson

Fiction

Cohocton, Reunion

Issue 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

Issue 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

Issue 25 Thomas Struth

Poetry

Poem for Quicksand

Issue 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

Issue 25 Lisa Olstein

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

Reenactment

Issue 25 Bridget Lowe

Someone will lose both eyes.
Poetry

Heading Home

Issue 25 Anzhelina Polonskaya

In my dreams I'm heading home.
Poetry

From A Winter Notebook

Issue 25 Matvei Yankelevich

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

Commons

Issue 25 Wendy Xu

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

Invidia Flips Her Id

Issue 25 Anna Rabinowitz

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

Human Time

Issue 25 Ari Banias

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

Reanimation

Issue 25 Claire Sylvester Smith

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

Giley Corey

Issue 25 P. Scott Cunningham

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

Beltane Fires

Issue 25 James Allen Hall

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

Perfect Day

Issue 25 Alex Dimitrov

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

La Dérive

Issue 25 Robert Sullivan

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

Tide and Current Taxi

Issue 25 Marie Lorenz

Document

Sitting: A Position Paper

Issue 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

Issue 25 Emmet Elliott

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

Surface Matters

Issue 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

Issue 25 Sasha Saben Callaghan

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

The Pale Pig

Issue 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

Issue 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

Issue 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

Issue 25 Robert Fairer

Art

Anything Goes

Issue 25 Edith Head

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