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Masha Tupitsyn
Masha Tupitsyn is a writer, critic, and multi-media artist. She is the author of the books Like Someone in Love: An Addendum to Love Dog, Love Dog, LACONIA: 1,200 Tweets on Film Beauty Talk & Monsters, the anthology Life As We Show It: Writing on Film. In 2015, she completed the film Love Sounds, a 24-hour audio-essay and history of love in English-speaking cinema. Her fiction and criticism have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals. She teaches film and gender studies at The New School. Her new film, Time Tells, is forthcoming in 2017.

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The Rights Of Nerves

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September 2016

Masha Tupitsyn

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September 2016

‘I transform “Work” in its analytic meaning (the Work of Mourning, the Dream-Work) into the real “Work” — of writing.’ — Roland Barthes, Mourning...

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December 2013

When We Were Here: The 1990s in Film

Masha Tupitsyn

Art

December 2013

‘I remember touch. Pictures came with touch.’ -Daft Punk, ‘Touch’   In the 1990s, three important pre post-reality films...

Everyone who asks questions, asks in some way about love The question is one half, the answer the other If you separate the Lovers you don’t end up with two distinct people Instead you’re left with two halves of a self, incapable of doing much on their own Imagine a coin with one side, or a story with one side Imagine peeling the skin off your arm Imagine the worst thing that could ever happen to you, happening to you When one Lover’s gone, the other doesn’t know what to do When a Lover was a waitress she dropped all the plates she carried When a Lover was a cashier he could never count out the right change When they worked opposite hours they lost entire days They looked at the moon more than they looked at themselves They’d rifle through medicine cabinets in other people’s houses and read the magazines other people subscribed to They went to the places where others decided to go When they’re apart they forget their names; when they’re together they don’t respond to them   ‘We can tell you your future, if you tell us your dreams,’ is what the Lovers say upon being found They listen to one of your dreams if you buy each a Moscow Mule, and after will tell a part of the coming days It can be insignificant, like a bee ‘Watch for bees,’ a Lover says to you ‘Are you allergic?’ You’re not ‘That’s good’ Their smiles are sleepy; they ruffle each other’s hair   The next Tuesday you step on a bee You see the Lovers later that week at the Mercantile You ask how they’d extracted bees from your dream, in which there weren’t any bees ‘There’s no future in dreams,’ one Lover says, the girl ‘None that would be worth telling, anyway’ You expect the Lovers to evade but they don’t ‘It’s about faces,’ the boy goes on ‘Seeing what’s there The past is in your teeth The future’s in your eyes’   You wonder why they asked about

Contributor

August 2014

Masha Tupitsyn

Contributor

August 2014

Masha Tupitsyn is a writer, critic, and multi-media artist. She is the author of the books Like Someone in Love:...

Love Dog

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July 2013

Masha Tupitsyn

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July 2013

11 22 2011 – LOVE DOG     For months Hamlet has been floating around. Its book covers popping up everywhere. Non sequitur references...
Famous Tombs: Love in the 90s

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February 2013

Masha Tupitsyn

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February 2013

‘However, somebody killed something: that’s clear, at any rate—’ Through The Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll   I. BEGINNING   I was a pre-teen when...

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poetry

June 2013

Major Organs

Melissa Lee-Houghton

poetry

June 2013

When they take my brain out of its casing it will be fluorescent and the mortuary assistant will have...

Art

June 2014

Opus

Charmian Griffin

Amanda Loomes

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June 2014

Bound with animal fat, milk, or blood, Roman concrete is hardened over time. Less water would ordinarily mean a...

fiction

May 2015

A History of Money

Alan Pauls

TR. Ellie Robins

fiction

May 2015

He hasn’t yet turned fifteen when he sees his first dead person in the flesh. He’s somewhat astonished that...

 

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