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Tentacular Thinking

The Burning Bush

THE REAL, THE SENSUAL, THE EROTIC Object-Oriented Ontology (OOO) is a philosophical position that dates as far back as the late 1990s and has…

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Devendra Banhart on the Many Ways We Can Love, Conceptual Motherhood and the Thrill of Sexy Messages

Two decades ago, Devendra Banhart emerged as perhaps the quintessential voice of a folk revival so peculiar it earned the epithet ‘freak-folk’ – a reference to the abstruse elements…

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Kahlil Joseph on Sound, Silence, and Spirituality

Kahlil Joseph’s short films are hard to classify. Somewhere between music video and avant-garde cinema, they’ve found audiences in both the art world and mainstream pop culture. It’s a testament…

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Kenneth Anger on Experimental Filmmaking, Hollywood and Paris of Yore

My first meeting with Kenneth Anger was meant to take place on the afternoon of the 86th Academy Awards. Anger’s assistant and collaborator Brian Butler originally suggested we meet…


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