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At this year’s top film festival, people are served.

 

 

A report-back from Cannes 2016

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Essays & Reviews

Only Women Are Named Hope

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The beauty industry may exploit a potent mix of hope and desperation, but we should always want women to want more.

Muhammad Ali, We Still Love You: Unsteady Dreams of a “Muslim International”

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By 1978, the contours of a widely shared, anti-imperialist platform had started to blur. And the radical possibilities of the figure cut by Muhammad Ali–the figure of the Muslim International–were starting to recede.

The Black Movement to Come

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A vibrant vision of radically inclusive blackness resolves when movement leaders imagine freedom and autonomy for black people of all marginalized identities and not just for themselves

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Sunday Reading

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Sunday Reading

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Sunday Reading

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Calling, Promoting, Urging

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&, Meanwhile

“prison is the glue that holds this whole crooked house of cards together”

“Utopian demands are for some the last and only hope.”

“Free the land!”

“At its white heart trans is a regime of gender legibility”

“All we have to do is invite ourselves to his place to have a drink. The revolution is now.”

“This is a Call to Action Against Slavery in America”

“Maintain the sharp boy/girl product division.”

“forced to quit her job at Starbucks because fans memorized her schedule”

“a desperate attempt to stay relevant on my part”

“we’re of the by-any-means-necessary vein, and we literally do mean by any means necessary”

“It is no longer the time to be silent at the water cooler.”

“if whites give me a Pulitzer Prize then I got to figure out what I did wrong.”

“Black creativity has always managed to deploy itself in confined spaces. I am talking about Vines, web series and music videos.”

“For blackness the human/animal binary is not only collapsed”

“will never be inconvenient or angry or vocal”

“rebellions in the last years have jumped leaps and bounds past the established ideas”

“I refuse to believe that the system that we’re in is the only option that we have.”

“I am not writing reviews for The New Inquiry”

“Here is the reason why workers feel so insecure, today”

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News

Reading a Draft @ Printed Matter

RUPTURES: Between the City and the Art World

“The Gulf: High Culture/Hard Labor” London book launch

Little Magazines and the Conversation of Culture in America

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Blogs

African Poetry: Nyachiro Lydia Kasese

In Wiathi
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Nyachiro Lydia Kasese’s chapbook, Paper Dolls, is filled with scenes of smoking.

Beautiful Music

In The Beheld

A playlist about personal appearance, heavy on the RuPaul.

Face Value: The Hidden Ways Beauty Shapes Women’s Lives

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On my 275-page attempt to dig deep into the contradictions of beauty.

African Poetry: D.M. Aderibigbe

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D.M. Aderibigbe’s poetry is scandalous.