- Jim Naughten
Jim Naughten talks with Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching about his vision and the process behind the making of Conflict and Costume, his new series depicting the Herero people of Namibia.
- Frank Yamrus
Following a six year hiatus, Frank Yamrus reveals his I Feel Lucky series. He talks with Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching about his journey of self-portraiture and making the personal public.
View More: Photography
“The writingâ€™s on the wall, lit morning and night.” Rattling through Philadelphia’s subterranean corridors, “haul[ing] a bagful of anthologies from place to place,” a teacher grapples at a culture that will not lift. By Sebastian Agudelo.
“Love / Is quick and murderous, bleeding // Proof of talent,” writes Jericho Brown in this tender and terrifying poem about our violent legacies of gender and sex.
- Famous Men, Real and Imagined
In an excerpt from Mr. West, Sarah Blake treats Kanye as subject, muse and audience, while Jill McDonough‘s “Oh, James!” makes 007 into an icon of his many eras.
- Superstition Freeway
“A tired voice we donâ€™t remember fills us/ With its story half buried and held many exits away.” Circling over familiar roads and persistent appetites, a spare, sad, beautiful new sequence from Miles Waggener makes room for ghosts.
View More: Poetry
- Ghosts of the Mississippi
“Their affection, any loveâ€”good or badâ€”had me. I was the fool for love.” Ben Miller remembers his induction into an exclusive, eccentric group of writers in the prologue to his forthcoming book, River Bend Chronicle: The Junkification of a Boyhood Idyll amid the Curious Glory of Urban Iowa.
“Our stories delight us intensely, yet often fail us, or come to an end.” An excerpt from The Beauty Experiment, a new memoir by Phoebe Baker Hyde.
- No More Chatter
“We grew up without fear, and that taught us we deserved happiness. Now we couldnâ€™t unlearn.” A funeral and a break-in are at the center of a new story by Willie Davis.
- Strange Merchants
“When my father encountered his strange merchant in the leather goods shop, he felt free to forge a kind of inside joke with the man. He felt free to belly laugh and drum his fingertips on the counter at the aphorismâ€™s off-color punch line.” Anna Journey considers the closeness of strangers.
View More: Prose
Seattle bassist and composer Jherek Bischoff talks about how his life growing up on the high seas prepared him for the extremely DIY recording process for his new art-pop album Composed.
- Those Who Didn’t Run
Saxophonist Colin Stetson combines jazz musicianship, rock songcraft and the physicality of a grand slam final to create a truly unique and atavistically compelling sound. Stetson took a rare moment of mid-winterâ€™s rest to talk to At Length about his breakout year, his physical limits and his rather daunting New Yearâ€™s resolution.
- Claire Denis Film Scores – 1996 to 2009
Tindersticks have scored six of Claire Denisâ€™ films, a collaboration unique on the indie side of the rock and film world. Stuart Staples talks about the origin and effect of a long partnership and explains why you wonâ€™t see the band in the credits of the Avatar sequel.
- Electric Fruit
Mary Halvorson may be the future of jazz guitar, but her future might not be in jazz. She talks about Electric Fruit–her newest trio release with Weasel Walter and Peter Evans–crossing musical boundaries, and how planets can really mess up your life.
View More: Music
- Terrestrial Transmissions
Tuning to the role of the feminine in science fictions, Lydia Moyer curated Terrestrial Transmissions, an exhibition featuring video work by six artists, all women, broadcasting here. NEW!
- Take This Quiz
Who has a mask & a heart? What is more distracting than clouds? Liz Rodda, Jim Mattei, Christine Nguyen, Patrick Moser, Allan Peterson, Emily Hunt, Cyriaco Lopes and Terri Witek create urgent answers to urgent questions posed by ten contemporary poems.
View More: Art