September 23, 2016
Brooklyn based Canadian artist, Jason McLean, creates autobiographical imagery, through scavenged objects, and memory mapping. Jason McLean’s diverse art practice includes sculpture, sound works, zines, book works, mixed-media installations, correspondence art, curatorial explorations, puppets, and performance, but he is probably best known for his diaristic mapping and surreal drawings... read more >
September 7, 2016
Verse for the Averse: a Review of Ben Lerner’s The Hatred of Poetry
The health of an art form is the fortress which invites attack, and is often the precursor of proclamations of its demise. Assessing the forces against contemporary poetry, award winning poet and MacArthur genius Ben Lerner, in his book length essay The Hatred of Poetry, offers a critique and a defense of poetry, as well as a rebuke to those who would herald poetry’s decline... read more >
July 31, 2016
After her successful debut novel The Sandfish (2009) Maha Gargash once again returns to Dubai, but in the in the 1990’s traveling between Dubai and Cairo to explore the dangers of wealth’s seduction... read more >
September 16, 2016
There began a hum. Is how he felt it. A tone of feeling. It wasn’t so much a mood. Like there were moods that came and went. Or changed into cousin moods. Normal stuff. But all happening in the environment of the hum. The hum maintained. Sort of grew, is how he thought of it. The hum enveloped, filled the spaces between moods like water. Then he slept... read more >
Judy Rifka Retrospective at the Jean-Paul Najar Foundation in Dubai:
How an Artist’s Life Took Shape
by Glynn Pogue
August 26, 2016
Judy Rifka is a boss--a painter with effortless art-cool whose conceptual study of space, shape and time has been featured in two Whitney Biennials (1975 and 1983) and more than fifty solo shows... read more >
August 15, 2016
Introducing: Tanya Grae
Poetry: Danez Smith
Art: Steve Miller
Interview: Junot Diaz
Essay & Art: Ernesto Caivano
Fiction: Jamie B. De Monte....
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Art by Clay Witt, poetry by Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, fiction by Stephen Wade.
Fiction by Peter Liu, poetry by Jonathan Greenhause, memoir by Verity Barudin.
Poetry by Vanessa Blakeslee, paintings by Vadis Turner, and a review of Boy.
Art by Kehinde Wiley, fiction by Philip Kobylarz, and poetry by Nancy Carol Moody.
Billy Collins Interviewed, fiction by Erik Martiny, prose by Ori Fienberg.
Jacob M. Appel Interviewed, art by Yumi Sakugawa, essay by Sean Carswell
Poetry by Sarah Palin Erased, interview by Phillip Gross, short story by Erik Martiny, essay by Jeffrey Skinner, art by Paul Kolker
Poetry by Annie Christain, interview by Aurelie Sheehan, fiction by Julia Fine, essay by Kirk Nesset, art curated by Owen Duffy
Poetry by Nandini Dhar, interview by Sean Street, fiction by Patrick Wilson, essay by Salpi Vartivarian, art by Nance Van Winkle
Poetry by Chen Chen, Art by Noah Becker, Interview by Chris Belden, Fiction by Elisa Wolf, Essay by Jay Varner