Claudia Rankine’s Citizen

Meg Shevenock
January 26, 2015
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Claudia Rankine’s Citizen is a book deeply embedded in the body, in the body before race, as in the body unable to escape either itself or its color. Race ignites lies about flesh and bone that claim some bodies should…

Let’s Play Two!

Cody Walker
January 25, 2015
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The recent death of Ernie Banks, at age 83, got me thinking about life spans: what we hope for, what we’ll accept. Banks lived a famously full life: he was scouted by Cool Papa Bell*; he hit 512 home runs;…

Joie De Vivre

Isabel Galbraith
January 25, 2015
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What is the meaning of life? “Being alive is the meaning” says mythologist Joseph Campbell. “What we are really living for is the experience of life, both the pain and the pleasure.” He’s advocating for a passionate participation in this…

The line and the body

T Clutch Fleischmann
January 23, 2015
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I recently spoke with a friend, a visual artist, about what it means to draw a line—how the inherent arc of the human arm, the joints of shoulder and elbow and wrist, are echoed in the movement of the line,…

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