Letters & Essays
Art & Photography
Beginning in the Middle Ages and continuing well beyond the eighteenth century, “medical” treatments were devised in an effort to “cure” deafness. Many were violent, yielding illness, suffering, and at times death: Hot coals were forced int…
The photographs in Abdo Shanan’s series “Diary: Exile” (2014–2016) take viewers by the hand and race them through a vertiginous world of gritty, everyday intimacies.
“What’s Daddy doing?” said Melissa, a little silhouette in the dim light of the bedroom doorway. She was dragging her Cabbage Patch-style doll by an arm. "“It’s all right, sugar.” Liz got out of bed and bent down to hug her child.
On when he writes: “I like to stay up late at night and get drunk and sleep late. The afternoon is the only time I have left. ”
“Into the Zone” is Dyer’s thought, in all its allusiveness and wit and sneaky brilliance, welded inextricably to the rhythms of Stalker.
The first video I saw by Laurel Nakadate was in P. S. 1 ’s “Greater New York” show in 2005. I was immediately struck by the scene in which she appeared weeping on a New York City rooftop, dressed in a Girl Scout uniform.
what good the eyes / have ill seen / have let escape / close them tight / the fingers the eyes / good is back / better still
It was growing dark outside, and the rain against the salon’s big windows looked like ink running down a page. The traffic crawled along the blackened road beyond.