The Digest (August 2017)

Lovably Inc. — The Digest
Issue #014 for August 2017
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"A Brief History of My Life Part VII"
Leigh Stein / 2012

I can’t go to the east village anymore
because it is like going on a tour

of my worst dates. I get older, my heart
leaps at the sight of children

who don’t belong to me, I pronounce
everything like an Italian opera title.

I used to listen to songs and have someone
in mind for the you parts, now I just want

to be where the light is intense, I want
the kind of heat that kills you

if you drive into it unprepared. This
isn’t a metaphor for anything else.

When I speak of the light, I mean the light.
I go to church and sing along and feel

just as moved as if my faith were blind.
When I speak of the blind, I mean

the light. Truly the only things Lindsay Lohan and I
have in common are our preoccupations

with fame and weight loss, and yet I recognize
a kinship there, as if those two things mattered

more than anything. When I speak of
the darkness, I mean this living.

In a restaurant called Caracas,
I once spent fifteen minutes arguing

about an Ayn Rand book because
every time he said Anthem I thought

he meant We the Living and I said
what dystopia, what about the woman,

and he said what about the Home
of the Infants and I said what

Home of the Infants? What about
loving a man so much you’ll sleep

with another man in order to finance
the first man’s tuberculosis treatment?

Welcome to Russia, I said, and we
were looking at each other and then

not. I tried to picture Caracas, tried
to leave him for elsewhere, a fever.

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Letter from the Editor

You might have noticed that this month's issue of The Digest does not include the usual descriptions for the work featured below. This is purposeful, as we have been displeased with the quality of our descriptions for some time.

As we work to ramp up a more respectable editorial effort, we have decided that no text is better than shoddy text. Stay tuned.

Sascha Bente — Museum Magazine

Berlin, Germany

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T_ADS — STIK Pavilion Exhibition
Tokyo, Japan

T.E. PERSPECTIVE — Earthoskin
Penang Island, Malaysia

Fons Hickmann m23 — Architektur TU Braunschweig
Berlin, Germany

Muttnik — Immaginare la Musica
Florence, Italy

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Made Office — Homero + Martin
Mexico City, Mexico

Guido Dal Prà — Record Cover Art?
Vicenza, Italy

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Parámetro Studio — Black and Bone
Monterrey, Mexico

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We wish you a happy and healthy September.

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