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The Boundaries of Taste

A Guernica special issue.

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A Measure of Worth

Gemma de Choisy interviews Diana Baird N’Diaye in Interviews

Boundaries of Taste: The folklorist and curator on self-expression through adornment in African-American communities, and fashion as a political act.

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The Fifth Flavor

By Roland Kelts in Features

Boundaries of Taste: Umami gives identity and intricacy to mother’s milk, a bowl of ramen, a writer poised between Japan and America.

Social-Fabric

Social Fabric

Henry Peck interviews Grayson Perry in Interviews

Boundaries of Taste: The Turner Prize-winning “transvestite potter” on the taste tribes of Britain.

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The Rationalist

By Sonia Faleiro in Features

Boundaries of Taste: Chased from his native India, Sanal Edamaruku contemplates the power of offense and accustoms himself to his new homeland.

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Oenophilia

Meara Sharma interviews Eric Asimov  in Interviews

Boundaries of Taste: The New York Times chief wine critic on the perils of connoisseurship and the pleasure in discovering one’s personal taste.

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Death Is a Way to Be

By C. Morgan Babst in Features

Boundaries of Taste: If we dance around our dead in New Orleans, it is because we have to.

Laugh-Lines

Laugh Lines

Katie Halper interviews Margaret Cho  in Interviews

Boundaries of Taste: The comedian on her radical education and the importance of safe spaces in the “hostile and dangerous world of comedy,” and when bad taste makes for good jokes.

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The People’s Pervert

Meakin Armstrong interviews John Waters in Art

Boundaries of Taste: The filmmaker and artist on the evolution of bad taste.

Inscape

Inscape

By Yaa Gyasi in Fiction

Boundaries of Taste: And as I parted my lips and then, later, my legs, watching the last clouds of smoke slip upward, I kept hearing my mother’s voice say, “Jesus is a fire.”

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Canticle for Gigi Sauvageau

By Jennifer Sears in Fiction

Boundaries of Taste: Where we saw shape, line, and shadow—a nude—he saw a naked overweight woman who spoke of herself in terms that violated what he knew.

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robot nurse

By Maggie May Ethridge in Poetry

Boundaries of Taste: i love a good man / rebuilt after burnt to the ground

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By Beth Bachmann in Poetry

Boundaries of Taste: stop & the Devil will push the Devil will be in me reborn

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MORE INTERVIEWS

A Measure of Worth

Gemma de Choisy interviews Diana Baird N’Diaye

Social Fabric

Henry Peck interviews Grayson Perry

Oenophilia

Meara Sharma interviews Eric Asimov
see all »

INTERVIEWS

Laugh-Lines

Laugh Lines

Katie Halper interviews Margaret Cho

Boundaries of Taste: The comedian on her radical education and the importance of safe spaces in the “hostile and dangerous world” of joke-making.

MORE INTERVIEWS

MORE POETRY

robot nurse

By Maggie May Ethridge

horror vacui

By Beth Bachmann

Arroyo

By Katy Lederer
see all »

POETRY

KWG Shtini_Seli, 2013_FEATURE_photo-credit-Elisabeth_bernstein

horror vacui

By Beth Bachmann

Boundaries of Taste: stop & the Devil will push the Devil will be in me reborn

MORE POETRY

MORE FICTION

Inscape

By Yaa Gyasi

Canticle for Gigi Sauvageau

By Jennifer Sears

Our Lady of Zeitoun

By Iman Saleh
see all »

FICTION

Canticle-for-Gigi-Savageau

Canticle for Gigi Sauvageau

By Jennifer Sears

Boundaries of Taste: Where we saw shape, line, and shadow—a nude—he saw a naked overweight woman.

MORE FICTION

MORE ART

The People’s Pervert

Meakin Armstrong interviews John Waters

A Failure of Memory

By Ingrid Sinclair

Shifting States

By Emmanuel Iduma
see all »

ART

The-People_s-Pervert

The People’s Pervert

Meakin Armstrong interviews John Waters

Boundaries of Taste: The filmmaker and artist on the evolution of bad taste.

MORE ART

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