Features

Mahua Modernist Poetry as a Translational Practice

Sometimes condemned as an “ethnic literature” of a minority ethnic group not properly integrated into a “national culture,” Mahua literature faces constant questions of self-definition and autonomy.

Against a Beige Vision

Oakland, poetry, and radical empathy.

Leslie Stein

I think loneliness is a beautiful emotion, it respects your inner desires, and one should be thankful to have those.

Final Words

On reading and writing books in two centuries.

Consumption of Culture as Politics

In Mexico, state-sponsored films allow symbolic critique to supplant structural change.

Begging for Utopia

A typology of the beggar in Western culture.

The Anarchist in the Woodshop

The contradictions of nostalgic crafting.

The God of Things as They Aren’t

The grotesque humor of Ralph Eugene Meatyard’s photography.

Cool as in Cold-Press

We sold ten-dollar juice to people who say, “fuck the rules” while, simultaneously, making the rules.

1984 is a utopia, and Trump is not Big Brother

The Britain of 1984 is a socialist enclave, doing what it can to feed and care for its citizens though it is reeling from atomic war, surrounded by rogue states and beset by an extremist insurgency.