June, 2014

Argue Feature2

Finders Keepers: Strong Opinions

What’s the difference between conceptual writing and constraint-based writing? Were the Oulipo conceptualists? What is a concept in conceptual art, and how does it relate to the artwork itself? A.D. Jameson discusses these questions and more in his post The difference between a concept & a constraint, part 1: What is a concept?

Checked Out OK

Book Review: Checked Out OK

American media has been saturated by a kind of escapism that seems to focus on people unlike us; literary tradition has usually taken the opposite tactic. In it, we see ourselves or can come to recognize a common behavioral ancestor, no matter how outrageous. Corwin Ericson’s Checked Out OK is another entry into the long-standing tradition of community exposure that creates a solidarity between readers.