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Michael Tunk

Michael Tunk takes photographs and magazines from the 1800's-1980's and re-contextualizes them into something beautiful. He takes refused detritus and spins a yarn of gold. He takes the weight from a hoarders home and fixes it into aesthetic candy. His pieces are never photoshopped, he uses only X-Acto blades and what’s left of the bones in his wrists. Buy now before carpel tunnel grinds his hands to an octogenarian pugilist's paws.

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Scott Kelly is a retired American astronaut who has spent a total of 520 days in space, including a year-long mission to the International Space Station. (He’s also the twin brother of former astronaut Mark Kelly—making him and Mark the only siblings who have both been to space.) In this interview with Topic, recorded on November 9, 2018, Kelly applauds continued space exploration but is skeptical of current plans for the human colonization of Mars.
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What a beautiful, bouncing boy!
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Twelve collage artists respond to an American state of emergency, with inspiration from master political artist John Heartfield.
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Collage artist Michael Tunk on the process he used to make the cover for our July issue, “Trigger Warnings.”
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