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Woman vs. the Machine: Jo Anne Simon

Jo Anne Simon is one of seven candidates running for office in the 33rd City Council District, which runs from Greenpoint-Williamsburg along the Brooklyn waterfront through DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights, then spans Boerum Hill through northern Park Slope.

An Epistemic Shift in Iran

The children of the Islamic Revolution have left their parental generation behind and are sailing into uncharted territories.

Art In Conversation

Sherman Drexler with Phong Bui

One sunny afternoon in mid-June, the painter Sherman Drexler visited Publisher Phong Bui at Art International Radio to have a conversation about Drexler's life and work.

Art In Conversation

Arthur Simms with Phong Bui

The sculptor Arthur Simms pays a visit to the Rail headquarters to talk to Publisher Phong Bui about his work and life in Jamaica and in Brooklyn.

Remembering Dick Bellamy

We met in Venice in 1966 on a boat going to the Biennale. He wrote his number on a brown paper bag and said, “Look me up when you get to New York.”

Miles Bellamy and Jonas Kyle with Phong Bui

On the occasion of their bookstore’s upcoming ten year anniversary, Miles Bellamy and Jonas Kyle, the co-founders and owners of the popular and beloved Spoonbill & Sugartown at 218 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, stopped by Art International Radio to talk to Publisher Phong Bui about their life and work.

Poetry In Conversation

Eileen Myles with Jeremy Sigler

On the occasion of the poet’s new book, The Importance of Being Iceland, Eileen Myles welcomed fellow poet Jeremy Sigler to her East Village home, where she has been since 1972, to talk about her new work and more.

Butch Morris with Alessandro Cassin

It’s going to be a long, hot summer for Lawrence “Butch” Morris, who over the next few months will be conducting an Italian symphony orchestra, a funk band, and the Chorus of Poets—all through repeated back-and-forth trips between Europe and New York, while also finishing a book about “conduction.”

Attack of the Girlymen

Back when women’s liberation was really starting to flex its muscles in the early 1970s, anxious conservatives warned that letting women into men’s-only bars and high-paying jobs could only result in the feminization of America.

RERUNS REZOOMED: a serial novel

Jack watches as Mary, the beautiful yet predatory extra-terrestial, gets vaporized before his eyes. He is taken to a sex club by a band of rogue scientists and barley escapes with his life.

Editor's Message

Brooklyn Counts!

If separated from the rest of New York City, our beloved borough of Brooklyn would be the fourth largest city in the United States. 


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