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Joseph Schreiber at The Quarterly Conversation: The Danish transgender performance artist, has, over the course of her career, presented, masqueraded, invented, and re-invented herself many times, even having her birth-identified self, Claus Beck-Nielsen, declared dead along the way. (He was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2018 at 3quarksdaily
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Kathryn Hughes at The Guardian: “Oh! What an instrument of torture I have acquired in you,” Byronfamously exclaimed on first beholding his baby daughter Ada, leaving it unclear whether he saw himself as the scourger or the scourged. In truth,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2018 at 3quarksdaily
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John Tuttle at The Millions: It was really not until the ’90s when quality literature about Mars and Martians became popular again. This is because it was in the 1990s that high-tech probes like Mars Global Surveyor, Pathfinder, and Sojourner... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2018 at 3quarksdaily
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Peter Moskowitz at Poetry Magazine: Britton’s single volume of poetry, Italy, was published by Little Caesar Press in 1981. The book probably wouldn’t have reached beyond Britton’s small coterie of friends were it not for support from a few devotees... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at 3quarksdaily
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Kalefa Sanneh at The New Yorker: Hopkins is now thirty-eight, and one of the most celebrated electronic musicians of his generation. He has a paradoxical ability to make obsessively engineered tracks that sound friendly and generous; his sensibility is openhearted... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at 3quarksdaily
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Julian Barnes at the LRB: Now, with time and a shift of art-historical wind, we may see Cassatt a little more clearly, and a little more as herself. She is, largely, a painter of the great indoors, the here and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at 3quarksdaily
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Geoff Dyer at Literary Hub: Already, by 1960, Garry Winogrand was taking pictures that didn’t make any sense. Even now, we struggle to get a handle on them, but back then, before the pictures had altered the grammar of photography... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at 3quarksdaily
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D. Berton Emerson at the LARB: If meanness is one reason it seems almost impossible to talk to each other across our current political divide, niceness is another. For the vulnerable and the threatened, being nice is not an option,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at 3quarksdaily
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Juliette Kennedy at the TLS: Mathematics springs from creative acts of the human imagination; yet at the same time the creativity of the mathematician is constrained by the fact of the matter. It is not up to the mathematician whether... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at 3quarksdaily
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Dana Gioia at First Things: The English poet Elizabeth Jennings had the peculiar fate of being in the right place at the right time in the wrong way. Her career began splendidly. Her verse appeared in prominent journals, championed by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at 3quarksdaily
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Walter Benn Michaels at nonsite: Again, the point is not to highlight the discrepancy between the egalitarian ideals of these students and their class position since, if the equality you’re committed to is between groups, there is no discrepancy. And... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at 3quarksdaily
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Burhan Wazir at The New Statesman: Hawkins grew up in a single parent family in Brooklyn and Park Hill on Staten Island. Whenever he inquired about the family patriarch, his mother would reply, “God is your father!” Unlike Mane, who... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at 3quarksdaily
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Dustin Illingworth at the Paris Review: “If one is a woman writer there are certain things one must do,” the British writer and journalist Rebecca West wrote to a friend in 1952. “First, not be too good; second, die young,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at 3quarksdaily
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Carrie Battan at The New Yorker: If you need more proof that reality television and social media are this era’s greatest cultural incubators, look no further than Cardi B (born Belcalis Almanzar), the twenty-five-year-old Bronx native who has taken an... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at 3quarksdaily
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Peter Moore at Literary Review: That Alexander von Humboldt was not dead by the age of thirty-five was a minor miracle. In 1794 he nearly suffocated while testing his miner’s lamp in a subterranean tunnel. The next year he subjected... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at 3quarksdaily
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Barrett Hathcock at The Quarterly Conversation: But now Richard Ford has written a memoir. To be sure, it is strange, almost an anti-memoir. The book consists of two halves, a recently written remembrance of his father and a remembrance of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at 3quarksdaily
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Regina Marler at the NYRB: The celebrated photographer Berenice Abbott, who began her career as Man Ray’s darkroom assistant in Paris from 1923 to 1926 and shot her first portraits on his studio balcony, does not appear in his four-hundred-page... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at 3quarksdaily
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Noah Kulwin at Select All: Something has gone wrong with the internet. Even Mark Zuckerberg knows it. Testifying before Congress, the Facebook CEO ticked off a list of everything his platform has screwed up, from fake news and foreign meddling... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at 3quarksdaily
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Rebecca Renner at Literary Hub: “There was once a town in the heart of America where all life seemed to live in harmony with its surroundings.” This is the surprising first sentence of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, the 1962 book... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at 3quarksdaily