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This thermal wearing, company-keeping, soul-warming winter edition is like philosophy without the jargon, Internet without the boredom, solipsism without the self, handcuffs without the cops. Ben Lerner discusses Wallace Stevens, his newest book 10:04, and visions of the future. Astrophysicist Janna Levin and science writer James Gleick rap about time—is it a carpet or a hill and what is it like to walk through bread? Hip Hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy remembers when he first discovered kung-fu films. Poet Andrew Durbin deconstructs the “Bro.” And Adam Green talks to Weyes Blood about the scourge of likeability and normcore.
All that, plus a roundtable with Dorothea Rockburne, Ron Gorchov, and Trueman MacHenry a retrospective portfolio of the late, great, Dan Asher; improvisational music and the Civil Rights Movement; the way we bury the homeless; Paul Laffoley watching Andy Warhol’s TV; and the first video sharing collective, Radical Software. And more.