Columns

Four Faces – Nicholas Dolinger

Last week, during a casual and absent-minded browse through Google images, I was presented with a nasty surprise in the form of a cold and ugly cadaver, grisly and anomalous in a field of otherwise ordinary photos of the same man. The body formerly belonged to Anthony Huber, one of two men fatally shot by Kyle Rittenhouse, whose trial resolved last week with an acquittal on all counts. I was compulsively drawn to this photograph,

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Interview with D’urban Moffer

MM) American Kashayas is nonlinear, and you’ve talked about your distaste for linearity because time folds in on itself and we don’t experience things linearly. Is it more authentic to write in patchwork fragments that adhere more to momentum than trajectory? Is it more accurate and pure? Your process with the Alt-Write podcast seems to reflect that.

DM) I don’t think linearity truly exists. 

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Ritual America (A Caged Bird Stands on the Grave of Dreams or ‘how I escaped the Worldwide Church of God’): Matthew Graham in Conversation with Chris Kelso – PART ONE

“Beware of false prophets” 

                          – Matthew 7:15,

        Matthew William Graham will be forty on the Sunday of our interview. During conversation, his tone vacillates between sustained notes of optimism and a crushing hopelessness. Like that which is present in most people of substance, there is an experience-provoked duality at play. And darkness has been animated for Matthew. When he closes his eyes the night becomes a hope-sucking vacuity,

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Sam Pink, Sean Thor Conroe, and Institutional Rot – Scott Litts

The controversy around Sean Thor Conroe and Sam Pink raises interesting questions about authenticity, and how the comparatively well-off have a tendency (which is maybe a particularly American tendency) to grasp at low-culture and reject their relative status.

It’s often the case that American high-culture produces dissatisfaction with itself, and in the occasional case of someone like Sean Thor Conroe,

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