"We make books in an expanded field"

Following the unjust deaths of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Akai Gurley, and the ones that are sure to follow if police reforms are not enacted across the US, Badlands has prepared a reading list for why race matters. The selected books include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, sociology, and artists' essays. We at Badlands breathe deep for Eric Garner. Black Lives Matter and Ferguson is everywhere. "Sweet land of kill 'em all and let 'em die."—Lil Wayne, God Bless Amerika.

Nixon's Piano by Kenneth O'Reilly (Free Press, 1995)
There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz (Doubleday, 1992)
Other Planes of There: Selected Writings more... by Renée Green (Duke, 2014)

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    The New Yorker, December 2, 2014

    D.T. Max’s profile of Hans Ulrich Obrist covers the childhood, inspirations, and sprawling career of the Badlands author and international curator. In the article, Max describes a visit by the young Obrist to the studio of Peter Fichli and David Weiss: “On his visit, Obrist discovered a... Read more

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    Badlands, November 18, 2014

    Badlands is pleased to announce the launch of our new erotic book series New Lovers this coming spring 2015. Inspired by radical publisher Maurice Girodias and his legendary Olympia press, this series is devoted to publishing new and emerging writers working in the genre of erotica. Provocative... Read more

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    The Question by Dawn Nilo

    The Question is a collection of poems by poet and artist Dawn Nilo. Evoking the feel of a “how to” guide to the imagination, The Question weaves in and out of grand themes like love, death, and freedom, while intermingling with a host of enigmatic and colorful characters including Sweat Pea,... Read more

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