Art / Culture

The Attention-Hunger Artist

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The following is an excerpt of a recent conversation on a longstanding listserv devoted to the work of David Foster Wallace, lightly edited and presented here with the authors’ permission.

From Popula
On June 21, 2021

A Feel-Good Story About Two Gay Dads and Their Son

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SWINGIN’ (輕鬆搖擺) aims to be a charmful, cute, and playful story, even as it touches on contemporary social issues still debated in Taiwanese society. The short film tells the story of eleven-year-old elementary schooler Qiu Qiu, who has two gay fathers, one of which is his biological father.

From No Man Is an Island
On June 18, 2021

[INTERVIEW] “I am a child of the 80s.”

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Cheluchi Onyemelukwe’s debut novel, The Son of the House, won the award for Best Fiction Writer at the 2019 Sharjah International Book Fair.

From Olongo Africa
On June 16, 2021

Joe Crowley Will Lobby for RIAA Front Group

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Crowley's first client is a RIAA front group.

From Sludge
On June 3, 2021

The Future of African film at Sundance

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Used to be a time when there were worries that African films could hardly compete with their global counterparts. But as the Sundance entries prove, those days may be long gone. The critics have been near universal in their praise and so have the festival juries and industry awarding bodies.

From Olongo Africa
On May 21, 2021

Diasporic Loss and Foreign Gods

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THE SHORT FILM, “Kuroshio Current,” aims to tell a story of diasporic loss framed by traditional Taiwanese folk religion.

From No Man Is an Island
On May 14, 2021

Instead of Silence

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Kolawole Samuel Adebayo is a Nigerian poet with works published in Button Poetry, Glass Poetry, and elsewhere.

From Olongo Africa
On May 13, 2021

Left to Rot

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Everything created is designed to decay. Man's detritus was Noah Purifoy's inspiration.

Noah Purifoy
From Popula
On May 10, 2021