Media & Literature

Media & Literature

Just as Leo's bold personality can be a lot to process, so is 'Parakeet'

This month’s book, Parakeet by Marie-Helene Bertino, is what I call a handful.

Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg talk about corrupt cops and the craft of writing collaboratively

In the book, I Got a Monster: The Rise and Fall of America’s Most Corrupt Police Squad, authors Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg critically examine the tales of terror and havoc wrought by the BPD in a previously unseen way. 

Finding Cancer's courage to leave its protective, outer crab shell

The challenges of Blackness and queerness are central in this book, articulated together through the lens of family.

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. 

Following Gemini's restless intellectual curiosity

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

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.

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

Speaking the language of memes, real-world visual puns reveal the tragicomedy of contemporary life

FOLLOWING is a series of profiles and interviews of the art world social media accounts that make us think, laugh, cry, love, or sometimes just “like.” 

Checking in with a few of the Baltimore businesses that sell our magazine

Get vintage clothing and masks delivered to your porch, pick up local coffee and charcuterie, plus ideas for keeping your children and yourself entertained with remote book clubs and story hours.

Curated by Ginevra Shay, the project connected 22 poets and artists with 240 listeners

In this weird and surreal time of social distancing and self-isolation, a stranger’s voice can feel like a warm invitation.

Offill delivers news of the coming doom in clear, piquant prose, arranged as glimmering diaristic fragments

Weather takes an atmospheric view of dread, from domestic to existential, that is particular to our 21st-century life.

What we can learn from the intrepidness of goal-oriented Aries

Author Susan Muaddi Darraj—who is Arab American and born to Palestinian parents—is forging new ground and giving visibility to young girls from this culture.

Isaac Chotiner interviews Richard A. Epstein, Detroit faces coronavirus, saving indigenous languages, friend dates, and 2000s celebrity drama

This week I spent more time on the internet than I did last week, but still less than previously. I also let myself enjoy the things that made me smile and provided a brief and necessary moment of respite.

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