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Naomi Elias

Naomi Elias is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared online and in print at a variety of publications including New York Magazine, Nylon, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

In Conversation

Tembe Denton-Hurst with Naomi Elias

In her debut novel, Homebodies, Tembe Denton-Hurst—a staff writer at New York Magazine’s The Strategist who covers beauty and books—explores the way a layoff can either spell death or rebirth.

In Conversation

EBONY FLOWERS with Naomi Elias

In her first book, Hot Comb, Denver-based cartoonist and ethnographer Ebony Flowers blends fiction and creative nonfiction into a graphic novel about Black women and their hair.

In Conversation

HANNAH WHITAKER with Naomi Elias

Hannah Whitaker speaks with Naomi Elias on the occasion of her new photobook Ursula, out in 2021 from Image Text Ithaca Press.

LaToya Ruby Frazier’s Flint is Family in Three Acts

Frazier is not interested in dispassionately bearing witness. She set out to record a community taking responsibility for itself after the government charged with doing so failed them.

Patrick D. Pagnano’s Empire Roller Disco

These photographs of a 1980s roller disco are a lesson in how to capture abandon. The photographs from this one ordinary and exemplary night in the winter of 1980 at a rink in Crown Heights are a time capsule of a community in communion.

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The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2023

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