Morrie Turner and the Kids
by Jeff Chang
How the first nationally syndicated African American cartoonist rose out of the stew of U.S. comics’ racial fascination and debasement.
The Fifth Wedding
by Michelle Tea
Two outlaw participants in the 2009 Venice Biennale marry feminism, pornography, the ocean, and each other.
The Rhinoceros in the Hall
by Alan Michael Parker
What’s the role of the museum—and searing aural pain—in the the democratization of culture?
The Disappearance of Ford Beckman
by Michael Paul Mason
The evolution, downfall, and comeback of an artist undefeated by market crashes, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, and the IRS.
by Michael A. Elliott
A guide to the vast alternate universe created by the grandson of Charles and Ray Eames.
in conversation with Chris Ware
Ware, the master of emotionally devastating comics, talks to a painter whose work he finds “unmatched for its accessibility and humanity.”
interviewed by Hillary Chute
“The fact that I’d dare to put my flat scratching on the same page with a master like that, they thought that it was incredibly nervy.”
interviewed by Franklin Bruno
Blegvad is an artist whose output—from newspaper comics to Marxist prog-rock—is difficult to place on the high-low continuum.
interviewed by Katie Bachner
Zittel’s artworks are experiments—breeding chickens, building a fifty-ton floating island—that test the idea that every gesture is creative.
I Am Astonished at the Sunflowers Spinning: A new poem
by Derek Walcott
by Elizabeth Beckwith
Musin’s and Thinkin’s
by Jack Pendarvis
Creative Accounting: Two Photographs
by Chris Benz
Real Life Rock Top Ten
by Greil Marcus
edited by Alvin Buenaventura
Schema: Forensic Sketches of Literary Criminals
by Joshua Cohen