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October 17th, 2013 | 8:00am


In his autobiographical novel on D.H. Lawrence Out of Sheer Rage, Geoff Dyer laments his inability to write the book he wanted because he couldn't figure out where to live. “One of the reasons, in fact, that it was impossible to get started on [the Lawrence book] was because I was so preoccupied with where to live. I could live anywhere, all I had to do was choose—but it was impossible to choose because I could live anywhere.”

October 16th, 2013 | 8:00am

Your mother and I were made in places that will never be your place. Northern she and Southern I are about to start raising an Upper Midwestern you. At least while these jobs hold out.

Text by Maria Terrone and Images by Whitney Light
October 15th, 2013 | 8:00am

Desire in Jackson Heights from w_light on Vimeo.

Text from Maria's 2012 Guggenheim Museum-commissioned essay "At Home in the New World"

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October 9th, 2013 | 8:00am

There used to be an actual line.  That we had to actually wait in.  We used to line up from the elevator bank in the Harbour View Hotel across the bridge and over to the Great Eagle Centre, or double-backed towards Central Plaza, and we used to wait.

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October 8th, 2013 | 8:00am

Photo by Flickr Creative Commons

My mother walked toward the courthouse at her usual fast clip, and the smoke from her Marlboro hung over her head. My brother Bernard and I trailed her as we crossed Church Street, and the fall leaves, mostly auburn and pumpkin, crunched under our feet. Everything else around us was so still.