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Poetry as rhetoric

Charles Bernstein has been a major figure in American poetry since 1978, when he coedited the influential magazine L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E. “One of the things that interested me was poetry that was eccentric, that diverged from the norms, that was weird and…

Art: It’s What’s for Brunch

“It’s a cult,” Renaissance Society curator Hamza Walker said, addressing a room filled to the brim with art students from across Chicago. The statement was in response to a question posed by a student that he rephrased as, “Why does…

The Sounds of Silence

In honor of the current exhibition at the Renaissance Society, “Several Silences,” curator Hamza Walker invited music critic and Bard College professor Kyle Gann to give a lecture last Sunday on John Cage’s “4’33”,” a controversial piece which inspired many…