Flavia Dzodan on Dutch racism and Zwarte Piet
Now there’s a marble tombstone with his name engraved on it, will that make me feel something?
Excerpts from Gary Fisher, writer and diarist who died before seeing his work published
Louise Michel, the "red virgin of Montmarte", on her memories of the commune's last days
Three of Diane di Prima's Revolutionary Letters, a series of poems written from 1968-71
How heretics became witches
An excerpt from George Jackson's Soledad Brother.
An excerpt from Jane Bowles' 1943 novel Two Serious Ladies
An excerpt from Frank B. Wilderson, III's Incognegro, a "memoir of exile & Apartheid"
"I don't humanize animals because it's an offense—you must respect their nature—I am the one who animalizes myself."
...that it is barbarism, but the supreme barbarism, the crowning barbarism that sums up all the daily barbarisms...
An excerpt from Elaine Kraf's The Princess of 72nd Street
There is much to know about Penelope Mortimer. She was married to one man, but gave birth to two children from extramarital affairs with two other, separate men. While pregnant, she would leave her first husband for her second, John Mortimer. Their relationship was anything but sunny, and the details became excellent source material for
image (via) Helle Busacca was born in Sicily in 1915, raised in Milan and died in Florence in 1996. She taught in various high schools…
The answer’s never easy. You can’t just go back and say, ‘Well, his mama got on him when he was a little boy, and he never got over it.’ Welll, maybe that’s true, but that won’t take you very far.
We live surrounded by an endless multitude of mysteries. But no matter how enigmatic may be the mysteries which surround being, what is most enigmatic and disturbing is that mystery in general exists and that we are somehow definitely and forever cut off from the sources and beginnings of life.