Tag: Rebecca Bates
The founding editor of Apology talks with Rebecca Bates about the trouble with lit mags, defining pornography, responding to book-hype, and avoiding becoming a weird old man.
The author’s Antigonick is an affecting interpretation of Sophocles’ classic.
|Artist Adel Abdessemed presents a brutal commentary on violence and spectatorship.|
|A Dallas teen missing since 2010 turns up in Colombia, where she was deported after a mistaken identity.|
|The Texas-based artist’s solo exhibition at the Des Moines Art Center confronts human-induced extinction.|
|The Impossible Project gets crafty with instant film.|
|Glimpses into adult Halloween, where delusion is (more than) a costume you wear as second skin and candy is JJ Abrams’s used napkin.|
|These days it seems you can’t be a real environmentalist without a rap sheet… but to what avail?|
|Congrats to Guernica contributors Adam Day, Elliott Holt, and Ishion Hutchinson and Guernica interviewee Stacy Schiff. We’re not surprised you all won.|
|Science fiction writer Philip K. Dick’s notated Bible is for sale on Ebay, because we all deserve to get a voyeuristic glimpse into someone else’s serious religious crisis.|
|La Figa: Visions of Food and Form is about “eating well and making love and creating art.” Also, it’s bad.|
|Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was imprisoned in 2008 for “inciting subversion” against the motherland. His wife has been under house arrest since 2010. Now the UN has declared their arrests illegal.|
|In the best way, reading Ben Mirov’s Vortexts is like perpetually trying to recover one’s train of thought mid-sentence but always failing.|
|What we discover when we sift through digital refuse.|
|Recently in Karachi, the previously unheard of Movement for the Protection of the Invitation to Islam posted banners encouraging the murder of author Tehmina Durrani.|
|The 79 year-old Guernica interviewee who leaked the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times was arrested at a rally for Bradley Manning.|
|According to Rolling Stone, the U.S. military is getting desperate—that is, desperate enough to try and dupe unwitting senators into giving them more money.|
|The AWP conference is over, and we are all happy to get back to our regularly scheduled programming. But just in case you didn’t get to spend a lot of time gawking at others, here’s a small people-watching checklist, complete with (not-so-covertly taken) photos.|
|Why the Ms. Magazine blog’s attempt at proving Jared Loughner acted predominantly out of hate for women is a bit…misguided.|
|The American Library Association has proven that at least they have their shit together by taking a positive stand on the public’s right to government “transparency” and an “access to information.”|
|Sure, art is supposed to make us a little uncomfortable. But the “Drowning the Dolls” project, in which an artist paints “drowning” Barbie Dolls, may only be perpetuating bad vibes.|
|The writer of “Bed 18”, one of this issue’s features, talks about reporting on self-immolation in a country where years of war and poverty have made grief and suffering “so common that loss no longer evokes shock.”|
|James Franco’s Palo Alto is a good way to pass the time on that long stretch on the D train between 125th St. and Columbus Circle. But it’s probably not canon worthy.|
|When Wuer Kaixi was twenty-one years old, he became known the world over as the student who scolded Premier Li Peng while wearing a hospital gown in Tiananmen Square. Here, he speaks about the Chinese government’s treatment of Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize and the mode of appeasement that has dictated the international community’s relationship with China since Tiananmen.|
|Tomorrow, November 6th, Fordham University at Lincoln Center is hosting Turning Tides: A Symposium on Diasporic Literatures, a creative and scholarly conference that will highlight three different legacies of diaspora in the United States: Haiti, The Philippines and Puerto Rico.|
After the success of our post on gender diversity here at Guernica Mag, we thought it only fitting to inspect where we stand on other forms of diversity.
In the wake of Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner’s beef with the New York Times over their star treatment of Franzen’s Freedom, we at Guernica Mag decided to review our own stats to see how we stack up in the male-female literary battle.
In response to Nick Turse’s critique of his recent war documentary Restrepo, Hetherington fires back: “I think his opinion of what needs to be said about the war has clouded his viewing of the film.”
The fear of anonymity and oblivion keeps this novella by Lore Segal fresh and timely.
Jezebel’s accusation of sexism on the set of The Daily Show relies heavily on the sour feelings of fired employees, ironically depriving the women of the show a voice.
Our world is saturated with blogs. They’re easy to start, even easier to abandon, and are often as insular as a wall of mirrors.
“There was still a residual paranoia and I could not tell what was real and what was delusional…[Death] is there. It’s fundamentally always there, not as a fixation or believed-in solution but a drift, a tendency.”
“We live in a poor and enclosed world. We do not feel the world in which we live”…and we should.
An exercise in mourning.