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by Ayten Tartici | 04.30.2018
In his final film, the late Iranian director pushes the boundary between photography and film to its limit by breaking down the distinction between moment and duration. This reimagination of form would never have been possible without Kiarostami’s openness to digital techniques.
by William Flesch | 04.23.2018
Can poetry help us understand blockchain? Are Bitcoins a new genre of poetry? 
by Leonardo Franceschini | 04.19.2018
On the vital role of the arts and hermeneutics in the current political climate. 
by Holly Crocker | 04.02.2018
By seeing how heroic masculinity passes on a legacy of hatred and violence that continues old injustices, what comes to the fore is the vital need to acknowledge our own personal connections to histories of violence. 
by Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra | 03.22.2018
Maligned in popular conceptions of the history of medicine, Afro-American religious healers in early modern Cartagena played a constructive role in the development of an science that privileged empiricism over dogma in Pablo Gómez's new study, The Experiential Caribbean. 
by Lindsay Turner | 03.06.2018
A Finnish film about the inhumanity and pervasive danger of a system that functions to deny asylum and force deportation, even if that film is warm-hearted, should also be deeply unsettling to US viewers in 2018.
by William Flesch | 02.27.2018
When playing chess, what do you mean when you say "check"? Per Wittgenstein, perhaps we communicate in ways that have surprisingly little to do with what we actually say. 
by Steve Mentz | 02.12.2018
Rather than ignoring the toxic legacies of our industrial past, what if we engaged with remnants such as Newtown Creek to imagine a more fluid and dynamic Antropocene that moves away from green fantasies towards assessing troubling but necessary realities? 

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