Ventures Category

Coming Out Reading 10/9!

Tomorrow 5-6pm Coming Out Reading at Lehman College!
Come hear the sui generis Mariam Bazeed, JK Chukwu, Edgar Gomez, and Mecca Jamilah Sullivan 🙂 Zoom link in flyer.

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‘In Praise of Fragments’ by Meena Alexander

Syntax of flesh and stone and root

Anchoring us to ordinary earth.

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“On the Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide.”

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“You can’t make a difference in the world by going to parties.”

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Donna Tartt’s ‘The Secret History’ and The God of Illusions

Introductory talk given at Shakespeare & Co. on April 13, 2020 to Donna Tartt’s brilliant novel The Secret History ***spoilers ahead!*** A good way of introducing Donna Tartt’s debut novel is the working title, which for most of the 8 to 9 years Tartt spent writing this, was The God of Illusions. That title I […]

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In a sparse and beautiful page-long prologue, we encounter a violent act against Kayden Kelliher, a 17-year-old Geshig High School basketball star. His death, brought on by gang violence and communal depression, haunts the town in this story of violence, redemption, and self-determination.

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Sarah Viren’s “Mine”

One of the best book of narrative essays I’ve read in years.

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Gerhard Richter

Really enjoyed The Times review by Jason Farago of the Richter show we all, sadly, won’t be seeing in person. But even online, so many jaw-dropping pieces.

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Nicholas Galanin at Peter Blum Gallery

One of the most revealing elements of the latest show at Peter Blum Gallery (through March 24) is not what you see but what you hear. I went on a weekday shortly after the January 24th opening of Nicholas Galanin, the increasingly well-known Tlingit artist. One of the first things I heard was a White […]

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