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FOR DEREK WALCOTT

“What better way is there to memorialize a writer than to read what he has written and remember who he was in all those worlds of words he was brave and confident enough to imagine in the first place?” Hilton Als on Derek Walcott Join Elizabeth Alexander, Robert Antoni, Carolyn Forché, Lorna Goodison, Jamaica Kincaid, Karl […]

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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)

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PAUL SCHRADER

“My marriage fell through, and the affair that caused the marriage to fall through fell through, all within the same four or five months. I fell into a state of manic depression… “I got to wandering around at night; I couldn’t sleep because I was so depressed. I’d stay in bed till four or five […]

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GRANT LEVY-LUCERO

Henry Taylor gave Grant Levy-Lucero his first show—at Taylor’s 3rd. Street studio/gallery in Los Angeles. For his current Night Gallery exhibition, Levy-Lucero has since shifted from textile works to pottery. “Much of the imagery that I use for the pots come from hand-painted signs hidden all over the city. That started about six years ago […]

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BRIGID HUGHES — A PUBLIC SPACE

Brigid Hughes—founding editor of the literary journal A Public Space and its new book imprint APS Books—succeeded George Plimpton as the editor of The Paris Review following Plimpton’s death in 2004. How and why she was fired by the Review and then expunged from its history has been reported by Allison Devers, on Longreads. See: […]

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A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF COLOR

1971: A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF COLOR, by Darby English, “should be required reading for anyone interested in the intersections of race and the history of twentieth-century art as it once was.” — Aram Moshayedi, curator, Hammer Museum* An investigation of two 1971 exhibitions—Contemporary Black Artists in America at the old Whitney, and The DeLuxe […]