2019.08.06, Tuesday
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Guest Editor of Number 96: Laura Denzer

Guest Editor of Number 96: Laura Denzer

As guest editor of Number:96, one of Laura Denzer’s responsibilities was to develop its theme, dependency. Said Laura in the issue’s editorial, “I come to dependency as the thematic prompt primarily because of its ubiquity and ...

How to Make Bread

How to Make Bread

By Rose Harding     Making bread is an homage to the infinite. It seems strange to give the humble loaf of bread such reverence, but it does not go misplaced. Does not the extraordinary live within the everyday? The crumb of bread is ...

The Catch: Adjunct Struggles in Arts Education

The Catch: Adjunct Struggles in Arts Education

    by Jessica Denzer, Laura Denzer and Jessi Hamilton   A catch-22 is a dilemma of choices that are mutually dependent and conflicting, allowing for no solution or escape from the problem. The title of Joseph Heller’s 1961 novel, ...

96 Editorial

96 Editorial

By Laura Denzer   Humans live within and through structures of dependency. From atoms to biospheres, animals to industries, dependent relationships experience continuity and undergo change. Dependency on parents or other primary caretakers ...

S̶e̶e̶i̶n̶g̶ Experiencing Red

S̶e̶e̶i̶n̶g̶ Experiencing Red

by Lisa M. Williamson Mark Rothko’s Untitled (1970) invites us to experience Red in-and-of itself, while Joseph Beuys’ Das Kapital exemplifies Rothko’s worst fear, that “black will eat the red.” Red deactivates Rupi ...

Yvette Cummings: Splendor & Fault

Yvette Cummings: Splendor & Fault

by Dr. Jordan Amirkhani As a weary, young graduate student in the final months of my PhD, a male professor asked me what I was interested in writing about after my dissertation was over; I responded quite plainly, “feminism and motherhood.” He ...

Lolita: Red & Dead

Lolita: Red & Dead

by Jasmine Amussen Yesterday, my friend Elizabeth texted me from a party in Athens, Georgia, where she is attending law school. “Baby. Just had to defend Lolita at a party. She walked away saying she wouldn’t read it because pedophiles use it to ...

Cadmium

Cadmium

by Michi Meko Remember the first time you saw it. Coming out of the Matisse exhibition, you turn the corner and it appears. By itself, alone. The pigment is pure as if it was just ripped in its mineral form from the mines of its resting place. ...

The Bug Behind Red

The Bug Behind Red

By Matt Christy In 2012 a public relations scandal erupted around Starbucks when a group of vegans revealed that the red dye in then-new Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino was made from the bodies of crushed cochineal insects. The story was ...

Guest-Editor: Denise Stewart-Sanabria

Guest-Editor: Denise Stewart-Sanabria

Denise Stewart-Sanabria was born in Massachusetts and received her BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. She has lived in Knoxville, TN since 1986.   Sanabria paints both hyper-realist “portraits” of everything from ...