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Dear Marooned Alien Princess

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This month, Zahira Kelly’s advice column covers everything from how can we become a person worth our partners’

 

 

 

love to how colonialism effects and reflects our everyday lives. To put it simply, micro is macro.

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Essays & Reviews

Islamic Astropolitik

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How Muslims make space for Islam in outer space

Black Sun Rising

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Today’s New Right and techno-futurist circles are echoing the unorthodox beliefs of Nazi cosmologists.

Cloudy Logic

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Big data doesn’t forecast the future but remakes the present in the image of down-to-earth stereotypes.

Features

Sunday Reading

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antique pistol forgery is the hidden system that explains everything

This Week in Art Crime

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Russian artists attempt to resuscitate Lenin with holy water, a Japanese artist is arrested for putting stickers on road signs, and more This Week In Art Crime

Astral Projections

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Two filmmakers do battle with the hegemony of the Western nation-state in the weightlessness of space

TNI A\V

Egg Timer

Video “Salut les Cubains” Agnès Varda

Video 7 Years Later

Video “74 Is the New 24” Giorgio Moroder

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&, Meanwhile

“they make their way down the wide, bleached sidewalks, followed at a distance by an unmarked police car”

“The police weren’t “showing restraint,” there were simply too many of us to stop.”

“build up rebel muscles for the harder and harder fight ahead”

“Hood by hood, block by block, fight the bosses and fight the cops!”

“They didn’t make me an organizer. They made me a convict.”

“Anti-Black racism was built into American police work from the very first day.”

“Your idols will look different in their suits and ties — their trophies and plaques will be scars and bullet wounds, stretch marks and missing teeth, the smiles that make you uncomfortable”

“Kayla from Bleed the Pigs is too aggressive and angry”

“You have a Wilberforce University Faculty ID and 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot dead by police for holding a BB gun.”

“Nothing is purely spontaneous when the people have been self-organizing for 100s of years”

“there’s actually more women than men”

“No seri­ous chal­lenge has yet arisen to this co-opting of the anti-racist legacy.”

“Winners are mad when winning lights the shadows”

“We were small, but not as small as you think”

“I’ve never been told that I’ve gotten a job because of Ghostbusters

“his effort was to make world peace but he got caught up in the Gulf Stream”

“It’s a very small expression of resistance to wear a hat”

“how is this philosophy?”

a “weird crystal” can “absorb all the oxygen in a room”

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News

Fuck You, Here’s a Rainbow

A Message from the Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee

Announcing Derica Shields, Sam Lavigne, and Anwar Batte

I BURN THE WAY MONEY BURNS @ Lux Salon

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Blogs

The Things We Do

In Zunguzungu
village morning

A short excerpt from Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s, Nnambi, a work in progress

American Snipper

In Zunguzungu
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American Snipper is so good but holy shit im tired

Little Earthquakes

In South/South
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Nature un-naturalized

Reading Sofia Samatar: Vallon

In Wiathi
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Angels uproot us. Their rage is terrifying. Their demands impossible. Their words unbearable. And then they leave.