Media & Literature

Media & Literature

Community accountability, the politics of storytelling, capitalizing the B in Black, Vanessa Guillen, COVID-19 parties, and more

The internet seems to be forgetting that we are in the middle of an uprising, and people are actively ignoring that we are in the middle of a pandemic!

Heidi Daniel, Carla DuPree, Aaron Henkin, Peter Devereaux, and Sheri Booker

This edition of Quarantine Diaries focuses on five writers, editors, and literary advocates, and their strategies for surviving quarantine. 

Arthur Jafa, the future of bail funds, James Baldwin and Nikki Giovanni, Elijah McClain, the Church of White Guilt, and more

People are still reeling from Beyonce’s Juneteenth drop, coronavirus cases are increasing as states reopen, and protests continue.

Juneteenth, Oluwatoyin Salau, Rayshard Brooks, grieving through John Coltrane’s “Alabama," and more

Important Supreme Court decisions were made, some racist branding was changed, and white people discovered Juneteenth, all of which were all over the internet this week.

White people need to talk about whiteness, JK Rowling’s transphobia, Bon Appétit’s implosion, a “bastard cop’s” confessions, and more

There were many thoughtful and beautifully written articles on the current protests, systemic racism, and racial and generational trauma, but it was still hard to be online. 

Following Gemini's restless intellectual curiosity

Two books that highlight gender inequity and identity, intersecting in imaginative and realistic and always-necessary ways.

The past six months, accomplices v. allies, the psychopathology of whiteness, Black revolutionary texts, and more

The internet was reflective of the world this week.

The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade, the racism of Amy Cooper and Lana Del Rey, and more

The internet fully saturated me this week. 

On Anne Boyer’s ‘The Undying,’ Reopening America, and Capitalist Medicine

A challenging, instructive text in this period of mass illness and isolation, when it is hard to imagine a future, though we must.

The best queer stories acknowledge pleasure’s colorful origins, unflattering or otherwise

Each vignette is a high-wire act, teetering along the razor’s edge separating shame and desire, passion and violence, actualization and obliteration.

Featuring: Lana Del Rey, the history of backlash, how a slave changed American food, André Leon Talley, and more

The internet was almost too much for me this week.

Jill Scott and Erykah Badu's battle, Little Richard's death, Stevie Wonder's 70th birthday, D. Watkins and Danny Hersl, biblical mysteries, and more

The internet had a lot of different things going on this week.

Little Simz's new album, Lorraine Hansberry, Ahmaud Arbery and sharing videos of death, the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes, and more

I was kinda really into the internet this week.

Appreciating the Dogged Dedication and Hopeful Leadership of Taurus

'The Obama Portraits' gives an intimate look at the process, the artists who painted the portraits, and the hope Obama’s presidency provided for Americans

Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé, Mobb Deep, La Vie Bohème, wealth shown to scale, AI memes

There were some things I was feeling on the internet this week, but also a lot I was not into.

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