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In a moment when the world’s eyes are fixed on Egypt, what does a book about Iran have to teach us about politics, media, and representation of revolution? Marjane Satrapi’s celebrated graphic memoir Persepolis tells the story of the author’s … Continue reading
Nominated for an Academy Award in the category of “Best Documentary,” Exit through the Gift Shop purports to tell the story of Banksy, the well-known British King of Street Art. We’re told right from the start that this is … Continue reading
So, do we want to move back to the suburbs or not? Because I’ve been getting mixed signals lately, and I’m trying to think through what might or might not be the opening salvo … Continue reading
It’s inevitable. Come September, we will be awash in a national project of stock-taking–a look back at the previous ten years on the anniversary of the September attacks of 9/11/2001. It seems useful to think about what will be the … Continue reading
A few months back, I got a chance to exchange emails with Wells Tower. Below, find answers to some of my questions in full. Author of the collection Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, and recipient of a 2010-2011 New York Public … Continue reading
While trying to wrap one’s head around the mindbending legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, it is important to remember black writers and artists who fit outside the dominant and often patronizing paradigms of black cultural production inculcated during things … Continue reading