Mallika Rao


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  • 9 hours ago | Visual Arts

    Brittany Natale used to call her dad "Jekyll and Hyde." "He'd go on a drug binge, come home, do the craziest stuff," she says. "Lock my mom in the closet, or beat her." A "bad Long Island kid," as she puts it, he bounced from job to job, all of...

  • 13 days ago | Visual Arts

    Howling Dogs isn't so much a video game as a genre-mash, redolent of choose-your-own-adventure books, an unwritten Black Mirror plot, a poem, a depressive spiral, a manic flight. You "enter" its "rooms" via hyperlinks leading to pages of text. The...

  • 1 month ago | Brooklyn

    On a Monday so windy even the Brooklyn Bridge seemed to sway, two of New York's leading cultural critics sat on matching chairs in a DUMBO studio, perched on their heels like kids at story time. Jenna Wortham, wearing all black cut with a graphic ...

  • 3 months ago | Visual Arts

    Not long ago, time in a slice of Sri Lanka ran fifteen minutes off from the rest of the country. The area was ruled by the Tamil Tigers, who fought for decades to defect to the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and so followed the Indian clock, choosing ...

  • 4 months ago | Dance

    On a recent sunny afternoon, the artist Xaviera Simmons sat in the window of a Pakistani restaurant in view of the Ace Hotel, in Manhattan. Pointing to a group of loc'd and kurta'd men outside, she explained the homoeroticism of her latest work, C...

  • 5 months ago

    After converting her parents' sleepy Lombardian gelateria into a rule-breaking Milanese chain (back home, her shops serve irreverently savory scoops out of solar-powered carts), Monia Solighetto saw promise in Park Slope as a place both to raise a...


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