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Celine Song’s Quietly Profound Debut in ‘Past Lives’

A nondescript white man lies in a bed in New York City with his Korean-American wife. “Childhood sweethearts reconnect twenty years later and realize they were meant for each other,” he murmurs, mulling over archetypes in his mind. A pause. “In the story, I would be the evil white American husband standing in the way of destiny.”read more.

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Maryam Eivazi’s Superb Scribbles at Ruttkowski;68

Recently, on an internet-age first date at the Met, I meditated with a man I just met on the value of scribbles. Posed in front of a Cy Twombley entitled “Dutch Interior,” I pointed to thin pencil marks on the imposing canvas, crayon scrawls and scratched-in numbers. He seemed less than impressed.

“Isn’t it interesting how all graffiti is the same?”read more.

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Couples and form in Maggie Millner’s ‘Couplets’

“You can’t be lonely,/ after all, if you’re not inside yourself,” poet Maggie Millner writes in her debut book, Couplets. “You can’t be dwelling if you’re somewhere else.”

As we close out National Poetry Month, it is more than appropriate to highlight an up-and-coming poet who is taking the poetry scene by storm.read more.

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