Cover Photo: Modenschau (Fashion Show), 1925-35 (detail) by Hannah Höch. Photograph: Berlinische Galerie – Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur, Berlin
Modenschau (Fashion Show), 1925-35 (detail) by Hannah Höch. Photograph: Berlinische Galerie – Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur, Berlin

In Which the Magpie Spies Collages in the Trees

Mike Nichols’s films . . . Hannah Höch’s cut-outs . . . Wallace Stevens’s jar on a hill

Carnal KnowledgeThe Graduate

I remember your eyes. I remember that leader’s hateful smile. I remember the forced happiness crowding out the pile of broken parts in the bottom corner.

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