"Neither highbrows nor lowbrows nor midbrows, but elastic-brows.” — George Orwell
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Surreal, jazzy introductions to Mexican culture.

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Before Lady Gaga, there was Nahui Olín.


The Faulkner or Joyce of Mexican-American Texas.


She helped pioneer second-wave feminism.


Lights, camera, action suffuse the cadence of his sentences.

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Clockwork micro and macro tragedies awash in self-awareness.

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His murals transform, and transform you, as you stroll past them.

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Erotically charged mises-en-scène that make us think.

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Clean-lined, india ink-borne graphic magic.

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Her feats of transub­stantiation were mesmerizing.

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His is a vision of Eden reimagined by Hieronymus Bosch.

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She inspired new critical fusions of poetics and analysis.

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He transmuted Barthes-like semiotic insights into comic schtick.

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An influential pioneer of Cultural Studies.

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Performance art before such a thing existed.

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His simple cartoon was deeply sophisticated.

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A synthesis of word, image, art, and revolution.

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She is not the passive object of your gaze.

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She was more like a volcano than a spitfire.

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His vision of Mexico was minimalist and tragic.

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A symphony of hard angles and rigid lines.

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A world of allegory and stark juxtaposition.


She transformed the field of Comparative Literature — and me.


His presence is his lasting act of resistance.