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Minimal Action 

In the spirit of this blog—of attending to things in their birthing pains rather than as polished certainties—here's a video study, in preparation for a series of projects in the works on using minimalist performance as a way of researching our embodied engagements with the cities we inhabit. The working question was how we can …

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Story Place 

"Story time," we call it, but it is just as much a place. We have places for our stories. Or is it stories for our places? But isn't this just another way of saying there is a time and a place for stories? And isn't this just another, polite, way of saying there are times …

Posted 78 months ago by

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Book Review: Urban Underworlds 

A review (by yours truly) of Thomas Heise's book, Urban Underworlds: A Geography of Twentieth-Century American Literature and Culture, has found its way to the online pages of the Teachers College Record. I begin with a cheap ploy: "Urban Underworlds is a haunted book." But as is fitting in tales of fallen spaces (which is …

Posted 80 months ago by

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A Flower in the Grim City 

OK, so I googled myself. But it was over breakfast, so maybe it's not so bad. I mean, it was down time. Google introduced me to an essay I had written a few years ago, and which made for a nice read to go with my coffee. Turns out, with this whole "internet" thing, the …

Posted 92 months ago by

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