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Body Doublings and Wonderful Insignificance

  In November 2019, I attended an event held at Abrons Arts Center, an institution for performing arts located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Afterwards, as I…

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Deana Lawson

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Carlos Motta on Excavating a Queer Historical Past and Imagining its Future

Carlos Motta’s black-and-white photograph Untitled (América Latina) (2016) captures a nude male figure on his knees. He’s facing away from us and while he’s not quite on all fours…

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Anicka Yi on the Pungent, the Noxious, and the Palpable

Imagine if you could taste a multitude of chemical personas. What if you could inhabit the mind of a cannibal or a hormonal teenager? Thus murmurs a commercial flavourist in…

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Ieva Misevičiūtė on Tangents and Verticality

When was the last time you felt the ground pulled from your feet, that the concrete seemed liquid and the air was so dense, smelling of candyfloss and jasmine? Ieva…

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Victor Barragán on Fertile Boredom, Ruffling Expectations and the City of the Free

Dogs wearing slices of bread, bandanas or baby clothes. Grainy snaps of soap operas and nineties television shows. Extreme close-ups of pornos with rough face swaps. Selfies with awkward backgrounds…

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Aaron McElroy

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The Rhythm of Thought

fig 1: The Rhythm of Thought University of São Paolo neurolinguist Gilberto Freitas discovered in 2015 that the constellations of neurons, which are engaged when certain ingrained ideas are…

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Shen Wei

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Billy Sullivan

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I Only Eat People I Love

It is often argued that taste has a minimal role in attraction, with other senses factoring in much more immediately. Sight draws us to somebody; scent and quality of voice…

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Prince Terrence on the After-hours Evolution

Since flocking to New York City in the mid-aughts, Prince Terrence – the artist formerly known as Terry Campbell – went on to play drums and tour the world for…

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Jansson Stegner

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Paola Antonelli on Being an Equal Opportunity Flirt, a Larrosexual and the Eroticism of Urban Typefaces

You would be surprised if you knew what I would wish for if I could have one dream successfully turned into reality. I would love to spend a day…

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Kevin Amato

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Collin LaFleche

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Chad Moore

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Sound Reaction

Why do fingernails scratching against a chalkboard cause most people to wince, or even feel a tickle down their spine? Curious about this phenomenon, D. Lynn Halpern (of Harvard…

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Ira Sachs on Outsiders, Sex, Compulsion, and Intimacy

Two guys make eye contact. They barely speak before pressing their bodies together. Maybe they’re sitting in a parked car at a cruising site in Memphis. Perhaps they’re dancing…

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AA Bronson on the Ineffable Presence of the Erotic in His Life and Work

In August 2012 I stopped by a quaint summerhouse on Fire Island Pines to meet AA Bronson, the enigmatic and unmistakable bearded artist whose work I have admired since…

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Lisa Yuskavage

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Aneta Bartos

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Nicolas Provost Shows Us a Beautiful Dark World, Gently Touching on Sensuality and Sexuality

Over the past decade artist and filmmaker Nicolas Provost has carefully shaped a portfolio of works that explore the quirks of human expectation by playing with images from film,…

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