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Editorial: Issue 99

Editorial: Issue 99

By Chase Westfall   If popular portrayals of magic have taught us anything, it’s this: to the inexperienced conjurer – beware! The forces you summon can have a mind (and power) of their own.* It follows, then, that the magic ...

The Fable of the Bees or Private Vices, Publick Nemesis

By Greyory Blake   00. This is what we know. Times were urgent, though that urgency was unrequited. There was a moment of excess and greed that assembled as avarice. An unprecedented, insurmountable, and ultimately meaningless degree of ...

Spells of Ruin

Spells of Ruin

By Lap Le Have you seen the footage of an alpine newt tadpole forming from a single cell? (1) The one that is time-lapsed so we can see how the cell splits – then splits again, exponentially, until our eyes can’t make out the divisions. You ...

The Magic of Needles, Thread and Technology: Transforming Fashion and Visual Merchandising at the University of Memphis

The Magic of Needles, Thread and Technology: Transforming Fashion and Visual Merchandising at the University of Memphis

By Lisa M. Williamson   University of Memphis Classroom, 2019. Photo courtesy of Ramona Sonin.     The Visionary and the Vision   Call it kismet or coincidence, but when Ramona Sonin (or just Sonin to all who know her) named ...

INCARCERATED AUTHORS, ACTIVIST POETS, STUDENT DESIGNERS, LED BY WOMEN POETS + PRINTERS

INCARCERATED AUTHORS, ACTIVIST POETS, STUDENT DESIGNERS, LED BY WOMEN POETS + PRINTERS

By Jamie Mahoney and Liz Canfield   One of many Bowe House Press collaborative artists books, sanctuary is the result of over two years of work by more than 50 writers, artists, and activists. It is a collaboration among the University of ...

Love Poetry From Machine Boy

Love Poetry From Machine Boy

By Yutong Liu     When the machine loves a girl, thoughts are full, storage is full, everything is full…   When I fall love in you, my life becomes different. When I fall love in you, I start my real life. I start to expect my ...

Blue is the Color of the User Interface

Blue is the Color of the User Interface

By Audrey Molloy   Charles O’Rear, Bliss, 1996, digital photograph     “…the first step into a new architecture of values comes in the setting of limits. Negatively drawn out of the darkness of Being, the field of linguistic ...

Announcing the Tennessee Triennial

Announcing the Tennessee Triennial

By Jac Kuntz     Today, there are over one hundred art bi and triennials around the world. Born out of an era of dazzling world expositions, the Venice Biennale was the first in 1895, though this millennia has seen a proliferation of ...

Regional Update: Memphis

Regional Update: Memphis

By Austin McLellan   Melissa Dunn, Taproot, 2019, acrylic on canvas. Photo courtesy of L Ross Gallery.   Galleries in the Memphis area have scheduled a busy fall. The L Ross Gallery hosts Melissa Dunn’s show Near Earth Object September ...

The CMPLX: Art & Community Empowerment

The CMPLX: Art & Community Empowerment

By Pete Hoffecker Mejía   Work by Lawrence Matthews in Safe-Keeping exhibition, 2019, photograph. Image courtesy of Pete Hoffecker Mejía.     In early January of this year a new gallery opened its doors on Lamar Avenue in Memphis, ...