Media & Literature

Media & Literature

From 1968 to 1985, Clifton considered herself a “poet who lives in Baltimore” rather than a “Baltimore poet”

Through the imaginative, mystical works she produced—works she insisted she received—Lucille transcended location and met the reader, you could say, at the heart of humanity, where place is merely background.

What's going on in India, Colombia, and Palestine; Black on the Prairies, salmonberries, Deana Lawson, and more

This was not one of my favorite weeks on the internet.

Ultimately, what I love about this book is that Blakeney makes me feel like I could jump right in and start sprucing up my own house tomorrow.

The bookstore/cafe announced that the cooperative has purchased two buildings that will become their "forever home" in Waverly

A cooperative rather than collective, Red Emma’s tweaks the sometimes oppositional, puritanical perspective of radicalism, expanding without compromising.

Derek Chauvin, Ma'Khia Bryant, children's remains from the MOVE bombing, the fallacy of compliance, checking in on Black people

This week was hard. The internet was unbearable.

Our horrible reality, anti-trans legislation, why national parks should be returned to Native peoples, Them, and more

The internet was good but difficult this week.

DMX, Prince Philip, TikTok and digital blackface, the MonsterVerse and more

The internet was sad, but also hella funny this week.

These poems center on a young Muslim American girl named Nima, but the issues that she wrestles with are far from childish

Safia Elhillo’s Home Is Not a Country is more than a book, it’s a complex adventure, perfect for restless Aries.

Art memes, Lil Nas X, Viola Davis and Regina King, Hanif Abdurraqib, crushing, a new pasta shape, and more

I really liked the internet this week.

I loved the internet this week.

The history we overlook, anti-Asian racism, the problem of perception, “Disney's Disembodied Black Characters,” operating on a polar bear, the greatest character actors today, the Suez Canal, the COVID-19 vaccines interviewing for a job, Annie’s mac and cheese, and Lil Nas X giving Satan a lapdance.

On the border of poetry and prose, 'Be Holding' interrogates collective and personal histories through Julius Erving's legendary move

Dr. J’s aerial exploits become the associative catalyst for explorations as wide-ranging as pickup-basketball, photography, the slave trade, familial history, and flight of all kinds.

Anti-Asian violence, stories that haven't been told, the Grammys, March Madness, and more

The internet was a lot, but it interesting this week.

Meghan and Harry on Oprah, Sally in HR, what we've lost, mutual aid, a year of fugue, obscene private schools

I spent most of my time on Twitter this week, which spent much of its time on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah, and it was good.

Author Danielle Evans embraces the complexities of characters, places, and dynamics between them

Anti-Asian violence, the George Floyd Act, Bessie Smith, dogs that could grow wool, and more

The internet was very interesting this week.

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