In this issue:
Discuss Rules Beforehand by Chris Kraus
Navigating the professional and personal lives of writer Kathy Acker through her work and her emails with media theorist McKenzie Wark.
The Color and the Pageantry of Thoroughbred Turtle Racing by Joe Kloc
A handful of remaining Greenwich Village bohemians wonder what ever happened to the revolution.
Vampires and Vaccines by Eula Biss
“The Relic”: a new poem by Yusef Komunyakaa
Neil LaBute interviewed by Rider Strong
“I mean, were we aware that Nic Cage in a bear suit would be funny? Yeah. But we knew that we were still going to kill him in the end.”
Meshell Ndegeocello interviewed by Melissa Locker
“If you have a very good bottle of wine and a sunset, the person you’re with may wanna hear Joni Mitchell’s Blue, and things will happen.”
“Comics” edited by Alvin Buenaventura
Schema: AllAges Music by Tyler Doyle
Jenny Hendrix on Eleni Sikelianos, Ingrid Satelmajer on Ruth Krauss, Stephen Burt on Joseph Massey, Andrés Carrasquillo on commuter advertisement.
Pillow of Air by Lawrence Weschler
“Black Kite, White Plastic”: a new poem by Kimiko Hahn
The Process by Elisa Albert
Tanja Hollander discusses her quest to meet and photograph every one of her Facebook friends, including those she doesn’t actually know.
Eavan Boland interviewed by J. P. O’Malley
What the Swedes Read by Daniel Handler
What Could Go Wrong / What Could Go Right by Claire Vaye Watkins & Derek Palacio
Real Life Rock Top Ten by Greil Marcus
My New Glasses by Wayne Koestenbaum
Stuff I’ve Been Reading by Nick Hornby
Carroll Dunham interviewed by Ross Simonini