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Posts by: Ainsley Drew

Shutterclank!

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Twice a year Shutterclank! magazine hits the presses to support traditional photographers and stir up discussion. Founded by photographers Kate Contakos, Chris Schuster, and Jake Reinhart, the hope is that the magazine will further the community of lens artists, spurring them to interact and collaborate as a result of Shutterclank!

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The Rumpus Interview with Jason Kottke

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sw-kottke“The site was becoming unmanageable as just a hobby… so I decided I either needed to quit the site or turn it into something I could live off of… The bigger challenge was how to balance taking the site seriously while simultaneously not worrying about it too much.”

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The Shorty Q & A with T Cooper

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T Cooper is has been labeled a transgender writer, but to boil it down to a phrase so simple and limiting is an insult.
After two critically acclaimed novels, Some of the Parts and Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes, non-fiction that’s graced the pages of everything from The New York Times to The Believer, and a story that was featured in The New Yorker, Cooper has transcended being simply a “queer writer” and should be respected beyond categories and constraints.

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The New York Times Tackles Lesbian Separatism

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Keeping the fires of fledgling feminism stoked is the responsibility of the Alapine lesbian community in the region of the Appalachians in northeastern Alabama. “Community” has become a loose term in this day and age, reflecting more a mentality during parades, parties, and politics than an actual, well, community.

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The Inside-out Teddy Bear

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Kent Rogowski’s unraveled and reraveled Bears are regular teddy bears taken apart, turned inside-out, and stitched back together. While this may be the stuff and stuffing that childhood nightmares are made of, the inverted critters are pretty endearing. Metaphor? Message? Cry for help?

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