Evidence for Contact

The paintings of Ken Grimes are strikingly honest, deceptively simple, and decidedly interstellar. Over several decades, Grimes has developed his singular style—using text, numbers, outer space iconography, and geometric shapes painted primarily in stark black and white—to prompt his audience to consider the possibilities and implications of alien contact with earth. Influenced by the proliferation … Continued

Suppose You Met a Witch

Would you like to meet a witch? What would happen if she popped you into a sack and stole you away? In illustrating Ian Serraillier’s striking poem, Ed Emberley shows us what took place when such a thing happened to two clever and resourceful children. Anthology is thrilled to present 1973’s Suppose You Met a … Continued

Sunken Heights

The debut book from acclaimed musician Elias B. Rønnenfelt, Sunken Heights is a work of poetry in a grand tradition: a quest in verse through reverie and observation, equal parts enigmatically abstracted and grittily real. Designed in collaboration and featuring original artwork from Elizabeth Peyton and presented in both the original Danish text and Rønnenfelt’s … Continued

LSD Worldpeace

The paintings, drawings, and mixed-media works of Joe Roberts are transportive in the cosmic sense. Through their intuitive blend of styles and subjects, they serve as portals into a welcomingly hallucinatory world: a place where gleeful mashups of childhood signifiers (comic book detritus, cartoon mascots) exist cozily alongside countercultural reference points (ouija boards, sci-fi paperbacks, … Continued

Blacklips: Her Life and Her Many, Many Deaths

In Blacklips: Her Life and Her Many, Many Deaths, ANOHNI and co-editor Marti Wilkerson lay bare the archives of the Blacklips Performance Cult, the extraordinary theatrical collective that emerged from the queer underground in the midst of the AIDS crisis in NYC. Featuring photographs, scripts, images from newly digitized film and video recordings, texts from … Continued


We are the creatures of the sky We jump We whirl O dancing We are dancing Belly floating Sky swimming Crackle crackle zing hello The sky creatures reach out and invite a child to join them in a swirling, joyous, celestial celebration. A tribute to life on other planets is brought to life in Faith … Continued


Almost every boy has at some time made a kite. But few boys have ever made a kite with so much a mind of its own as Obstreperous. Though it was made in the normal way, with sticks and string and paper and rags, it did not fly in anything like a normal way. At … Continued

After All is Said and Done: Taping the Grateful Dead, 1965–1995

If any one rock group can be said to have transcended the simple categorization of “band,” the Grateful Dead is it: by the time they stopped performing in 1995, the Dead had become an international institution with a vast organization, a massive fanbase, and an endless cassette archive of live concert recordings. The cultural significance … Continued

Empire Roller Disco

Brooklyn’s Empire Rollerdrome opened its doors in 1941 and soon became the borough’s premier destination for recreational and competitive roller skating. But it wasn’t until the late 1970s that the celebrated rink reached iconic status by replacing its organist with a live DJ, installing a state of the art sound and light system, and renaming … Continued

Try to Tell a Fish
About Water

In addition to her accomplishments as a gifted musician and songwriter, Norma Tanega was a noted gallerist, teacher, and a central figure in the vibrant and homegrown creative scene of Claremont, California. She was also a visual artist of astonishing originality. In Try to Tell a Fish About Water, the bold colors and gestural immediacy … Continued