The Art of Losing

Meg Shevenock
January 30, 2015
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Recently, I exhibited a collaborative sculpture with a few of my young students in a show about the human relationship to landscape, as inspired by Rebecca Solnit’s essay “The Postmodern Old West” in her Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes…

On Missing Pieces

T Clutch Fleischmann
January 29, 2015
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Sick in bed and unable to sustain concentration from behind a fog, I spend a day rereading Henri Lefebvre’s The Missing Pieces, a short text I have read my way through several times before. Rereading books is my preferred activity…

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;…

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