The Tournament of Books short list is live!
The Rooster crows! Check out the shortlist and judges for this year's Tournament of Books, presented by Field Notes.
TMN editor Nozlee Samadzadeh is the internet’s only “Nozlee.” She grew up in Oklahoma, loves airports even when they’re miserable, and cooks dinner from scratch every day.
Brian Ulrich’s photographs of closed-down malls and big-box retail stores reveal the potential ghost towns lying inside successful shopping complexes all across America.
Edward Burtynsky brings us the oil industry’s fields, factories, and graveyards in large-format wall-sized photographs from around the world—Azerbaijan, China, Canada, California, and more.
Contradictions abound in Iran’s struggle with modernity. The women in Saghar Daeeri’s paintings lurch from their frames to assert their self-expression, taking us into a world of bazaars and malls that existed long before rioters in the streets began Twittering.
Taiji Matsue’s photographs of landscapes appear to be paintings for the sheer scale of content—geometric lines of cities and curves of mountains so elegant they could only be fake, except that they’re real.
Chad States photographs his subjects in the poses and settings they find most masculine, making portraits of masculinity that broaden our ideas of what it means to be a man today.
Paul Laffoley’s paintings of time machines, prayer devices, and maps of the cosmos take inspiration from such sources as Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his own encounters with UFOs.
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