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The rock-hound’s use of the word Indian, rather than Mexican, opens fertile ground. A different idea of territory, of legitimacy, of history, of boundary, of intersecting identities. Who then the interloper? Who the immigrant? The undocumented?

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Driving lesson

Carhops on roller skates, occupying the precarious outer porches of respectibility defined by divorce, childlessness, dyed hair and lipstick.

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Harlem USA

Our good friend Eric Schachter is a film-maker, and fell in love with Harlem, and so he has made a film about it, called Harlem USA. There is information and trailers and schedules of screenings at harlemusa.ca. Eric and I have corresponded about this project since its inception, a project which began in his fascination […]

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