A Writer On Being A Black Man In Minnesota (NPR)
I first became aware that I was losing my eyesight when I was in Nicaragua, helping to celebrate the Sandinistas.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Live, 2017
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Marlon James about racism and being a black man in Minnesota. James's essay on the subject, "Smaller, and Smaller, and Smaller," has been widely shared.
Nick Cave is more relevant and astounding than ever; he and his band, The Bad Seeds (Warren Ellis, George Vjestica, Jim Sclavunos, Martyn Casey, Thomas Wydler and Larry Mullins) are currently on tour in the U.S. and have European tour dates ready to finish off the year.
Santiago a mañana
When a gunman opened fire on congressional Republicans at a baseball practice, a Capitol Police officer from Baltimore County was among three officers who stepped up to engage him.
The Meeting By Robert Wooten
We never would have heard the beat if Jim had not forgotten his hat,
In our bedroom at Casa Brandaritz,
The old farm house, built in the 16th century,
On Jordan Peele’s Get Out and Victor Hugo Halperin’s White Zombie
“I don’t care what you’ve heard,”
she said, “because you may have heard
something different than I.
Escape from New York: This Year’s Whitney Biennial
Jordan Peele’s 2016 film Get Out isn’t at all what you’d expect in terms of mainstream “horror”: it’s not all gratuitous blood splatter with a half-baked plot.
TOP-SECRET NSA REPORT DETAILS RUSSIAN HACKING EFFORT DAYS BEFORE 2016 ELECTION (The Intercept)
The Whitney Biennial was a breath of fresh air this year. There weren’t too many dark, disturbing installations of dismembered animals or humans to wander through.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Review
RUSSIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE executed a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials just days before last November’s presidential election, according to a highly classified intelligence report obtained by The Intercept.
Review of Track Works
Unsung heroes have become a common theme for African-American literature and movies in the modern age. The Help, Hidden Figures and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks focus on the black struggle and unsung women who helped changed the world.
The American Dream: The Latino Experience in America
Lately, things do what they shouldn’t,
like a house in Kansas that remains intact
inside a tornado, or a clock in Fort Greene
missing a hand
Barkley L. Hendricks (April 16, 1945 – April 18, 2017)
DEFA is presently curating an art exhibit entitled "The American Dream: The Latino Experience in America,” to be shown at the Belskie Museum of Art, in Closter, New Jersey, in April, 2018.
Untitled Poem By Molly Kirschner
s there a more backhanded compliment for an artist than “artist’s artist?” This term denotes an artist whose work is of such quality that it was really only celebrated by other artists during their time.
Things To Do When You're Goth in the Country: An Excerpt (Tin House)
Old leaves survived, dead, well into spring.
I’ve outlived myself again.
It was the second round of flashlight tag. We’d been screeching up a storm of fake horror since the sun set. Beth was “it.” I ran far away from her and crouched behind a headstone at the edge of the cemetery grounds near the field.