The Believer DVD
A Possibly Haphazard and Condensed Picture of the True Cinema Today
by Estep Nagy
Three hundred words on the enclosed DVD and the films that wrestle with all the right doubts.
Slaves to the Visual
by Benjamin Weissman
Paintings, sculpture, and installations by ten L.A. artists you may or may not have heard of, presented in a lush, color-soaked array. Including:
Returning to the Hand
by David Hockney
Reproduced in its entirety, this six-page handwritten fax-screed is the most recent entry in one of the most rancorous debates now raging in art history.
High Desert Drifter
by Jim Ruland
A navy veteran cum punk-rock zinester searches the high desert for artists who appreciate the land, defacement, and “Frank Roid Lights.”
In Praise of Termites
by Franklin Bruno
Manny Farber’s paintings—
by Christopher R. Beha
John Hawkes’s dreamy, violent, and sex-laden novels ask: can an odd—if not downright contemptible—vision still succeed?
interviewed by Christopher Bollen
Whether he’s in India, suburbia, or New York City, Fischl gives meaning to the gestures of the human body.
interviewed by John O’Connor
The press-labeled “punk artist” offers careful musings on the economics of drawing, the degradation of competition, plus guns, fists, and Gumby.
interviewed by Lawrence Weschler
At the end of a five-day, ten-session summit in 1976, Kienholz finally yielded the infamous “TWA story”—
interviewed by Sarah Stone
The National Book Award finalist believes that writing is a matter of balance, but her characters keep succumbing to unexpected appetites.
Schema: The Genealogy of the Supermarket
by Nina Katchadourian