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“Plastic Bag”

Ramin Bahrani (produced by Futerstates, available online here.) “At once a parable of mortality and a clever and heartbreaking critique of human wastefulness, this is an extremely effective polemic, and an essay in many traditions. What comes to mind when … Continue reading

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“Five Ways of Looking at the Legend of Derek Jeeter”

Sam Anderson (The New York Times, April 1, 2011) “The time has come, once again, for everyone to think about Derek Jeeter.”

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“Syzygy, Beauty”

T. Fleischmann (Sarabande Books) “Colliding memory, romance, self-awareness, and loss with pithy lightness and seriousness all at once, and composed in poetic fragments that range from a paragraph to a few sentences, this distinctive debut traces ‘the past made alight … Continue reading

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“Telettrofono”

Justin Bennett & Matthea Harvey (Guggenheim Museum) “Guided by a pair of headphones and an iPod shuffle, visitors take a three-mile soundwalk through the New Brighton neighborhood of Staten Island, past waterfront views of Manhattan, salt mounds, industrial sites, and … Continue reading

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Akers, Matthew

“MARINA ABROMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT” Matthew Akers (Music Box Films) “A documentary about a performance artist that becomes a performance itself, blurring the boundaries between performance, filmmaking and art, while questioning the concept of authenticity.”

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