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Les Saignantes @ The Morbid Anatomy Museum

August 27, 2014


To celebrate the latest issue of The New Inquiry Magazine, “Mourning,” we have teamed up with The Future Weird and the Morbid Anatomy Museum to bring you a free screening of Les Saignantes, with a discussion with Derica Shields & Megan Eardley of Future Weird to follow. Attendees will also get free entry to The Morbid Anatomy Museum before the screening. The museum will open its doors at 7 pm, and the screening will begin at 8 pm.

Jean-Pierre Bekolo’s sci-fi thriller Les Saignantes opens with a woman who whispers “We are in 2025 and nothing has changed.” Then she fucks a man to death.
In this future-Cameroon, “death is the party” – morgues, butchers and maggots abound, and nightlife is dominated by the exclusive wakes of Very Important People. When two young women, Majolie and Chouchou, kill a senior politician, they make a plan to wrest power for themselves in a state that would otherwise abandon them to premature death.


7 pm museum entry
8 pm screening
Saturday, August 30th
The Morbid Anatomy Museum
424 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215


The Future Weird presents “Remote Control” at MAD! – August 9th at 3 P.M.

August 5, 2014

At 3PM this Saturday August 9th, THE FUTURE WEIRD will revisit REMOTE CONTROL, a program originally presented at Spectacle Theater, as part of Spectacle’s participation in the Museum of Arts and Design’s “The MAD Biennial”.

REMOTE CONTROL is an afternoon of films concerning witches & bitches – women who see, take, and sell things they cannot grasp. Whether they wield powers to possess, or are somehow controlled, the technologies these films document are deployed without regard for reciprocity or consent. Remote Control is both the loss of individual agency, and the thrilling ability to inhabit another’s body.

Presenting shorts by Zina Saro Wiwa, Fyzal Boulifa and Shola Amoo, FUTURE WEIRD will be talking possession, surveillance, “brain to brain interface”, and the sinister compulsion to repurpose the humanoid.

The FUTURE WEIRD is a screening series dedicated to speculative, sci-fi and experimental film by directors from Africa and the Global South. Join FUTURE WEIRD on SATURDAY 9th AUGUST @3PM as they contemplate the human of use of human beings.

Saturday, August 9, 2014 – 3:00 pm
$10 general / $5 members and students
The Theater at MAD


We Did It!

August 1, 2014

Thank you! Because of readers like you we reached our goal in time to have it doubled by an anonymous donor. I can’t overstate the role of our supporters in ensuring the continued existence of The New Inquiry. This needed boon to our operating budget will allow us to dramatically improve the reader’s experience of TNI, with a sleeker website and the flexibility to commission more essays, features, and experimental writing. Stay tuned for all the updates these funds will allow us to make. And thank you for sharing our commitment to a truly independent platform for radical perspectives and critical inquiry.


An Open Letter from Our EIC

July 29, 2014

Since its inception five years ago, The New Inquiry has published everything — blogs, essays, features, supplements, and magazines — for free. No paywalls, no ads, and no-string pulling benefactors. And now, we are presented with a unique opportunity that will help us continue it that way.

If we can reach $25,000 in July donations, an anonymous donor has vowed to match our efforts. This would mean a $50,000 operating budget dedicated to paying our contributors a fee more commensurate with their talents, revamping our website and magazine, and ensuring our independence to explore all projects and platforms for the benefit of our readers.

We’re approaching the finish line: With just two days remaining, we are close to goal and so grateful to our supporters. Still, we are not there yet. In these last hours, donations — $5, $10, $20, or any amount of your choice — will be doubled, but your support will echo far beyond any measure. We’re counting on you to help us prove that there’s still a place for online writing untethered to traffic-driving algorithms and audience metrics. The New Inquiry is a rare project, help us keep it a sustainable one.

Sincerely yours,
Ayesha A. Siddiqi
Editor in Chief
The New Inquiry


We’ve Doubled The Content, Help Us Double The Donations

July 11, 2014

Thousands of subscriptions, 30 magazines, and three supplements later, the New Inquiry is committed to remaining ad and paywall free. It’s a decision that maintains our editorial independence as we aspire to enrich cultural and public life by putting all available resources—both digital and material—toward the promotion and exploration of ideas.The commitment that keeps us free from string-pulling benefactors also places our fate in your hands. Our readers are not only our priority as a publication, they are our patrons. Your contributions have enabled us to go from a tumblr to an award winning monthly magazine and website with new work everyday.

This week for the first time in our history TNI brings you not only a new magazine issue, but an additional supplement on Lana Del Rey. Available to all as always free of cost. We’d like to continue expanding our offering and commission more pioneering work. But we can only do so with your help.

For a limited time an anonymous donor has agreed to match funds up to $25,000 if we raise as much by the end of the month. For every dollar you give TNI receives double up to 25k, thats a potential 50k operating budget. The money would allow us to raise the baseline fee for writers, make necessary updates to our website and magazine, and continue pursuing projects like our beautifully designed and singularly focused supplements like Ms. America and innovative conferences like Theorizing The Web. We have just a little over two weeks to reach our goal.

Your gift today could sustain this rare project that has earned a reputation for driving cultural conversations from Big Data to teen movies. So if you’ve ever used our essays in a class, shared with friends, or simply found drawn to time and time again, support us today. Our continued existence depends on you.