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Can The Titanic Think? or Cecilia Corrigan: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Hiroshima Mon Amour

A lot of searching must be done to find new rules for forming and linking phrases that are able to express the differend…What is at stake in a literature, in a philosophy, in a politics perhaps, is to bear witness to differends by finding idioms for them. -Jean Francois Lyotard, The Differend (pp. 13) This…


Photographer Liz Arenberg roams the hills of rural Vermont for the series Eden. Her cooly radiant images depict scenes of winter abandonment that evoke a sense of both painful vacancy and soothing quietude. Produced during her time as an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center in response to the loss of a pregnancy, Eden is a…

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Arrows of the Dawn (2013-present) references a series of short essays and manifestos published by the Byrdcliffe Colony, which was a failed Utopian community for artists, started at the beginning of the 20th century in Woodstock, New York. While the founders had high hopes of this being a self-sustaining artist colony in tune with the…

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Maeve Brennan and Vivian Maier shared a lifelong rummage for meaning in the corners of their solitary lives. In the continuous bustle of urban existence, they each paused not to stare but to capture what is usually overlooked in timeless and haunting images. Their poetry remains in how they transformed ‘the seemingly banal into the…

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Come here on Sunday, February 28th at 7PM EST for co-editor J.M. Demaree’s annual Oscars liveblog.

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Staying power                                                                                                          …

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“Photographs are a way of imprisoning reality…One can’t possess reality, one can possess images—one can’t possess the present but one can possess the past.” —Susan Sontag, On Photography There is no need for us to extol the pervasive importance or sheer ubiquity of photographs in the digital age. These facts are undeniable; reports suggest that one…