Media & Literature

Media & Literature

'Black Futures’ explores what it means to be Black and alive right now

While forward-thinking, Black Futures is simultaneously about Black pasts and Black presents.

A sanctuary for artists to hone their craft through writing workshops, art shows, and a residency/studio program

With everything in the world in constant disarray, it’s heartening to know one thing has not changed: Sidney Clifton’s vision.

Reflections on loss and hope, Maya Angelou and James Baldwin, tortured geniuses, the myth of superpredators, eating your veggies, and more

The internet was a mixed bag this week.

Food for thought on a pandemic feast day

While it sucks that COVID-19 has cancelled turkey dinner and time with our loved ones, we can also use this more low-key Thanksgiving as an opportunity for transformative change.

Playlists of the musical south, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Megan Thee Stallion, Félix González-Torres, and more

My internet was mostly musical this week.

What happens when true believers have to confront scientific facts?

A lively and mostly persuasive argument that the Shroud of Turin is not Jesus Christ's funerary cloth, but was instead likely fabricated by an artist in the 1350s, and then slowly embraced by Catholic officials who saw an opportunity for profit.

Quawan Charles, Jamaica Kincaid, Kiese Laymon, Beyoncé, Canadian lobster fishing and Indigenous rights, and more

The internet is starting to become more normal again—whatever that means.

With an enduring Scorpio intensity, Tiny Nightmares weaves in human and environmental agendas alongside zombies and vampires

The anthology goes way beyond things that go bump in the night, investigating all the profound ways that humans can be fearful of things, both real and imagined.

Memes, tweets, and small moments of joy during this ongoing election

The best thing about this election is the memes.

Keke Palmer, Mariah Carey week, Angela Davis, the indelibility of AOC, we need new arts institutions, contemplating fun and more

Most of the internet was, surprisingly, pretty good this week. The real world, however, had sorrow, unnecessary violence, and police brutality.

Anthology featuring nine authors from around the US and Canada delivers bite-sized portions of terror

The horror and trauma here are more implicit and embedded into the place, more chronic than acute, and all too familiar.

Political tensions rise around the world and produce more and more resistance.

Letters to the future, Solange, Megan Thee Stallion in NYT, Dolly Parton, Ice Cube working with Trump, and more

The internet had me in my feels this week.

Black Futures, stan culture, learning the land, the case for abolition, Latria Graham, the VP debate and more

The internet was surprisingly enjoyable this week.

Authors Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman strive for balance in their longterm, long-distance friendship

In classic Libra style, Ann and Aminatou are so inseparable that they actually write the book in one voice.

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