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An Evening—and a Few Months—with Mickalene Thomas

An Evening—and a Few Months—with Mickalene Thomas

Artist Mickalene Thomas is known for large scale canvases incorporating rhinestones into colorful images of black women frankly regarding the viewer. On her website, she describes exploring “a complex vision of what it means to be a woman.” She told Refinery29.com that “It’s okay if the viewer doesn’t understand the relationship I have with my

Poet Eileen Myles to Speak at Left Bank Books on Thursday

Poet Eileen Myles to Speak at Left Bank Books on Thursday

Lovers of belles lettres can enjoy a feast of literary discussion at Left Bank Books this Thursday, September 28. In the back of the shop, nationally renowned lesbian poet Eileen Myles will be discussing her most recent work, Afterglow (A Dog Memoir). Ostensibly it’s a love letter to her late pit bull Rosie, whom she

‘Every Breath We Drew’ Shows the Gentle Side of Masculinity

‘Every Breath We Drew’ Shows the Gentle Side of Masculinity

When artist Jess Dugan began shooting portraits of her friends in 2011, she says, she gravitated to those who had “found a way to be masculine that’s more gentle and more vulnerable than the mainstream version of it.” In 2015, she published a book of those photographs, Every Breath We Drew. Now she’s exhibiting 30

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