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FELIX GONZALEZ–TORRES

“I believe that irony is still a very useful tool to create meaning. For me, irony stops information in its tracks and makes it unravel.” — Felix Gonzalez–Torres* A visitor to FELIX GONZALEZ–TORRES (at David Zwirner in New York), confronted by a room-dividing wall of glass beads hanging from the ceiling, sticks out his hand and runs […]

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"PARIS LA is born of shared perspectives. It’s a project, like a love story, that comes from the feeling of being in one place, thinking about another. A place between two cities, between scenes, between people, that exists only in the space of our imagination. In Paris, dreaming of the Pacific. Speaking French in LA. And it’s as true as a clear blue sky above us."—Dorothée Perret, Founder Editor (Paris, November 9, 2008)

Larry Pine, Wallace Shawn, and Deborah Eisenberg in The Designated Mourner
Image credit: REDCAT

THE DESIGNATED MOURNER AT REDCAT

“I have to tell you that a very special little world has died, and I am the designated mourner. Oh yes, you see, it’s an important custom in many groups and tribes. Someone is assigned to grieve, to wail, and light the public ritual fire. Someone is assigned when there’s no one else.” — Jack […]

Edgewise, by Chloé Griffin
Image credit: b books Verlag, Berlin

COOKIE MUELLER

“Two generations before, let’s say the Beats—Ginsberg, Burroughs, Corso—they were still around and it was such a hard thing for writers to follow….It wasn’t until the generation of Cookie Mueller, David Trinidad, Tim Dlugos, and Dennis Cooper who really got on to something new….They broke away. They were relating to Frank O’Hara…[a] very urban contemporary, […]

NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick
Photograph by Rick Scuteri
Image credit: Associated Press

KAEPERNICK’S KNOW YOUR RIGHTS CAMP

“It starts with Colin Kaepernick. The free-agent NFL quarterback came to the South Side of Chicago last Saturday to hold one of his KNOW YOUR RIGHTS CAMPS: full-day youth seminars that Kaepernick organizes, funds, and emcees. Already staged in New York City and the Bay Area, with more cities to come, these are not open […]

Playwright Nicky Silver
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NICKY SILVER AT THE ROAD THEATRE

As a playwright, you know you’re doing something right when the production of your work triggers angry theatergoers in Orange County to cancel their subscriptions. That’s what happened to Nicky Silver around 1995, when South Coast Rep offered the one-two punch of Silver’s Pterodactyls and Raised In Captivity. Silver—a pitchblack successor to Edward Albee—has a formula: family […]