October 2013
October 2013
The cover depicts, clockwise from the upper left,
Ida Lupino, Dave Chappelle, Navi, and Oscar Micheaux.
Cover illustrations: Charles Burns!
VOL. 11, NO. 8

If He Hollers Let Him Go
by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah
A look at the political, personal, and familial reasons for Dave Chappelle’s return home to Yellow Springs, Ohio.

The Resuspended City
by Matthew Erickson
An examination of the St. Louis of 1875 and the St. Louis of today, courtesy of draftsman Camille Dry and Google Maps, respectively.

The Homesteader
by Will Sloan
The life and films of “race movie” director Oscar Micheaux, a unique figure in cinema history who has been both lauded and dismissed.

The Process by Caia Hagel
A conversation with photographer Roger Ballen about his image Deathbed.

A Pair of Interacting
A new poem by Rebecca Bates

A new poem by Kazim Ali

Tag Savage on a Chase Bank commercial

Anisse Gross on dining in the dark

Jeremy Philip Galen on Ingmar Bergman’s Summer With Monika

Stephen Burt on Crippled Pilgrims’s “Black and White”

Micah Lexier interviewed by Sheila Heti
The Toronto-based artist on order, confidence, and sending one’s values out into the world.

Noir Hits The Road
Imogen Sara Smith interviewed by Aaron Cutler

interviewed by Noah Pisner
“I don’t want to end up like that Elvis cliché who just kind of busts out of his costumes and hasn’t got the figure or persona anymore.”

Boys, Queens, and Tough Guys
Edmund White interviewed by Derek McCormack

Light And Darkness, Dancing
B-Boy Blakk interviewed by Giovan Alonzi

Musin’s and Thinkin’s
with Jack Pendarvis

What the Swedes Read
by Daniel Handler

Real Life Rock Top Ten
by Greil Marcus

Schema: The Most Dangerous Moves from the Least Dangerous Game
by Jessica McHugh

edited by Alvin Buenaventura