Read the short story “Don Ilario” by Gabriella de Ferrari.
Goldsmith interviews Koestenbaum on his recently published essay, Humiliation, conceptual study, The Anatomy of Harpo Marx, and poetry collection, Blue Stranger with Mosaic Background.
Alan Gilbert considers the implications of the release of volume 2 of the Encyclopedia project, as well as the success of its format as creative nonfiction.
Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina chronicles the multiplicity of his African upbringing in his debut memoir, One Day I Will Write About This Place with Tin House’s Rob Spillman.
In homage to ’80s cult band Felt, artists Christian Flamm and Mike Sperlinger crafted an encompassing, investigative fanzine of a book.
A review of How to Wreck a Nice Beach, a new book that tells the history of that most mysterious of musical instruments, the vocodor.
A review of Carlos Cruz-Diez in Conversation with Ariel Jiménez, a book that chronicles an encounter between Venezuelan critic Ariel Jiménez and his countryman artist Carlos Cruz-Diez.
Correspondence Course collects the expansive and borderless epistolary world of Carolee Schneemann, whose multi-form work has fearlessly engaged mind and body for over 50 years.
In John Phillp Santos’ tale of his families origins from Spain, he sets out on a quest to discover his heritage and explores the human fascination with borders.
Justin Spring weaves a revealing biography of Samuel M. Steward, the novelist and professor who had hidden identities as a tattoo artist and pornographer.
David van der Leer reviews Leon Krier’s Drawing for Architecture.
R.H. Quaytman reviews Dan Graham’s Rock/Music Writing.
Peter Moysaenko reviews Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals, photography by Christopher Payne, and essay by Oliver Sacks.
Nick Stillman reviews Pauk Thek: Artist’s Artist, edited by Harold Falckenberg and Peter Weibel.
Shoshana Shmuluvitz reviews Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-Creator Joe Shuster, by Craig Yoe.
David Kramer on The Book of Dreams the tome-sized dream-journal (complete with illustrations) of the legendary Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini from the last 30 years of his life.
The booming business of the Mexico/U.S. border: Davis, chronicler extraordinaire of these apocalyptic times, connects the dots between the War on Terror, the War against Drugs, Immigration and Homeland Security.
David Rieff chronicles his mother Susan Sontag’s last days not with critical distance but with unsparing candidness in his memoir Swimming in a Sea of Death. This article is only available in print.
Abigail Thomas adds new complexity to the memoir genre with her varying points of view and page-turning content. She writes about all that life has to offer in the way of birth, death, promiscuity and regret.
The entertaining exploits of a party acquaintance, “Baltimore 1969” by Cookie Mueller.
A round-up by Cookie Mueller of contemporary avant-garde theater productions in New York City, circa 1982.
The ever revealing ever shocking writer/actress Cookie Mueller reflects upon early love in her short story, “A True Story About Two People: Easter 1964.”