2019.08.06, Tuesday
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Editorial: Issue 97

Editorial: Issue 97

By Kris Bespalec-Davis   Objects and images, preserved in archives, or immaterial and memorialized in the annals of memory: these are Relics.   They are evocative, even provocative, and, through miraculous belief, these cultural traces ...

Taurus crockettensis: A Tennessee Relic

Taurus crockettensis: A Tennessee Relic

By Beauvais Lyons   More than 5,000 years ago, curious mammals with the body of a raccoon and a broad head and horns resembling those of a bull traveled in packs as they roamed the woodlands and fields of Tennessee. Today, we recognize ...

Transmutations: I was baptized in a bathtub with glitter

Transmutations: I was baptized in a bathtub with glitter

By Liz Scofield     “I choose to believe in magic,” I say, “Why not? It’s as real and not real as anything else. As you, or me.” I am folded into her, tucked into a dark corner of a bar. I like when a babe can hold my softness. “Why ...

Slides and Relics

Slides and Relics

By Kerr Houston     Let’s begin by imagining a scene. In a solemn, darkened chamber, an expectant crowd gazes upward. The general mood might be called reverential. Above glows a rich golden amber light that seems imbued with a distinct ...

Little Happy Teeth Around the World – A Comic Travelogue

Little Happy Teeth Around the World – A Comic Travelogue

By Rylan Thompson   Almost nine years ago, my wife Susan and I were married and set off on a six-month honeymoon around the world. Funded mostly by our wedding attendees, we departed Chicago and visited Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand, Cambodia, ...

Passing

Passing

By Adrienne Brown-David     My current work focuses on the fleeting nature of black girlhood as it compares to the fleeting nature of bird watching. Each painting is a solitary girl, seemingly unaware of the viewer, completely ...

Color Meditations – A Reliquary

Color Meditations – A Reliquary

By Sue Fox     Times are tough. Everything seems difficult and downright frustrating…politics, the environment, social media, traffic. The constant push to go faster, smarter, and more efficient is taking me to a tipping point. I ...

What Can Never Be

What Can Never Be

By Raph Cornford   You are not the institution you represent/attend/promote. You never will be. At best you have compromised with a failing system to do what good you can in chaotic and awful times…  

Dependencia y Revolución

Dependencia y Revolución

By Maria McDowell     My mother had just turned 15 when she left her family in Leon, Nicaragua, and boarded a Chicago-bound plane for the United States of America.  It was a frigid, winter day in 1965 when Sandra Perez landed at ...

Love Letters I Write to My Self as Tiny Plastic Toy

Love Letters I Write to My Self as Tiny Plastic Toy

by Liz Scofield   To You, again, the Love That Kills Me, Heals Me, Loves Me Tender, Loves Me Brutal:   The words We use together: trauma, healing, body, living, Becoming, transformation, needs, agency, object, boundary, love, breath, ...