decomposure: on the aesthetics of aftermath

The narrow passage had been the daunting cockroach, and I had slipped with disgust through that body of scales and ooze. And I had ended up, all impure myself, embarking, through it, upon my past, which was my continuous present

decomposure: on the aesthetics of aftermath

The narrow passage had been the daunting cockroach, and I had slipped with disgust through that body of scales and ooze. And I had ended up, all impure myself, embarking, through it, upon my past, which was my continuous present

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impermanent architecture: the tent

Forms of human habitation take nearly as many forms as human culture, and vary in a similar fashion. Habitation differs depending on unique local conditions, traditions, and aesthetics. What unites them is a common function—they shelter human beings from the

impermanent architecture: the tent

Forms of human habitation take nearly as many forms as human culture, and vary in a similar fashion. Habitation differs depending on unique local conditions, traditions, and aesthetics. What unites them is a common function—they shelter human beings from the

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how to write about raids

After Ahmad, editor at THE STATE, emailed me saying he wanted to commission a few pieces on blackness and surveillance, I had been thinking about a way to write about recent police raids in a way that didn’t make me

how to write about raids

After Ahmad, editor at THE STATE, emailed me saying he wanted to commission a few pieces on blackness and surveillance, I had been thinking about a way to write about recent police raids in a way that didn’t make me

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intercontinental swimming contest

Here, there is a single pale bed. Right across is a door that stands half-open. Next to it a refrigerator, existing only to serve the functionality of electricity bills. A couple steps away from the bed there is a balcony.

intercontinental swimming contest

Here, there is a single pale bed. Right across is a door that stands half-open. Next to it a refrigerator, existing only to serve the functionality of electricity bills. A couple steps away from the bed there is a balcony.

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realism and schizophrenia: putting your best face forward

Kuwait City, 1999. Two dozen middle-schoolers juiced on ‘cocktails’ of kiwi, orange and apple swarm an Internet cafe. We squeeze two or three to a seat, group-typing uninformed allusions to sex in AOL chatrooms under absurd aliases. “I thought the

realism and schizophrenia: putting your best face forward

Kuwait City, 1999. Two dozen middle-schoolers juiced on ‘cocktails’ of kiwi, orange and apple swarm an Internet cafe. We squeeze two or three to a seat, group-typing uninformed allusions to sex in AOL chatrooms under absurd aliases. “I thought the

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the pleasures of being watched

On the recent premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta spin-off, Kandi’s Wedding, taking the same timeslot as its original, Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker, then engaged and now married, flip through photos of when they first got together, on

the pleasures of being watched

On the recent premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta spin-off, Kandi’s Wedding, taking the same timeslot as its original, Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker, then engaged and now married, flip through photos of when they first got together, on

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diamond weapon

You’re a shooting star I see A vision of ecstasy When you hold me, I’m alive We’re like diamonds in the sky —Rihanna, Diamonds The diamond is a gemstone with mystical powers for those who wield them, powers related to

diamond weapon

You’re a shooting star I see A vision of ecstasy When you hold me, I’m alive We’re like diamonds in the sky —Rihanna, Diamonds The diamond is a gemstone with mystical powers for those who wield them, powers related to

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