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Larissa Pham is an artist and writer in Brooklyn, New York.
March 30, 2018
The Ubiquitous Medium
Carissa Rodriguez’s work leads viewers to scrutinize our choices and values as they relate to video—to recording and being recorded.
January 29, 2018
A Bell With a Distant Ring
There is much to learn from Yasunari Kawabata’s final novel, even as—especially as—it gives rise to more questions than answers.
Books and Ideas
October 6, 2017
Carmen Maria Machado’s Earnest Vision
Her new fiction collection reminds us that a new, more inclusive world is possible.
June 19, 2017
Mary Gaitskill Remains Open to Opposition
The closest thing we get to a precept in
Somebody with a Little Hammer
is that we should all try to learn to think for ourselves—and, even then, things can go wrong.
July 29, 2016
What Breeds in ‘Standing Water’
Eleanor Chai’s poems require delving below the surface of each compact, enjambment-packed stanza, forcing the reader through a process of discovery not unlike Chai’s own origin story.
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June 17, 2016
Tony Tulathimutte’s Worst-Case Scenarios
, the world is ridiculous enough for truths to stand out among absurdities.
Books and Ideas
February 24, 2016
A Larger Life
A Little Life
, the churn of narrative nonfiction, and, thus, likely our real views of victims of trauma are missing is the recognition of agency.