Topics include Ferguson, Boogie Nights, incarcerating victims of domestic violence, sex ed films and racism at The New Republic.
Topics include the last trailer park in Palo Alto, unarmed POC killed by police, black twitter, teenage YouTube stars, digital beauty in Hollywood and more!
#BlackPoetsSpeakOut, notable book lists, new Harry Potter, we are reading so much and more.
Topics include TJ Maxx, Chris Rock, internet trolls, Oral Roberts, Ruth Thalia, Dunkin’ Donuts and more!
A handful of gift suggestions, how independent and second-hand bookstores are surviving, unlikable female characters, Canadian literary jokes and more.
Topics include Ferguson, the MFA-to-writing-teacher track, CRACKER BARREL, Uber, The Strand, the Freedom Summer, and so much more!
Fifty years of words I liked reading and you will too! Authors include James Baldwin, bell hooks, Kiese Laymon, Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Toni Morrison, Bayard Rustin and Dr. Brittany Cooper.
“Barbie: I Can Be A Computer Engineer,” remixed.
Topics include international development, Chris Rock, My Little Ponies, water parks, Asian-Americans on TV, the gay wing of the LA County jail, writing POC and MOAR!
Out black lesbian Jacqueline Woodson wins in youth fiction, sci-fi gender pioneer Ursula LeGuin takes home an award for distinguished contributions to American letters and skewers capitalism and Lemony Snicket ruins the mood with racist jokes.
Topics include film dubbing in France, Jimmy’s World, Taco Bell, being a serial killer’s daughter, race in Silicon Valley, Kathy Acker and more!
Texts from Jane Eyre as a new form of literary criticism, whether to finish every book you start, strong opinions on book lists and more.
Topics include “redneck reality TV,” cheerleading, Guantánamo, Reality Bites, rehab, Modern farmer, men and feminism and so much more!
Topics include American bathrooms, Wikipedia, poverty, Ferguson, cities without cars, Public Relations, local food, reality TV shows about auctions and more!
Susan Sontag, LeVar Burton, librarians with algorithms, emotional truths, queer Halloween reads and so much more!
Topics include Nicki Minaj, the price of black ambition, murder, aging, Nazi hipsters, Los Angeles, TV Talk Show audiences and more!
“Without community there is no liberation, only the most vulnerable and temporary armistice between an individual and her oppression.”
Topics include mass shooter psychology, “Let’s Be Cops,” the Tea Party in Lima, an NYC apartment disaster, the Chilean Miners, Chinese restaurant workers and moar!
Halloween reading, which grammar mistakes are not mistakes, an app for discovering literature by people of color, reading women’s writing and more.
This is simultaneously one of the most informative and inspirational books I’ve read in a long time.It’s like a primer for how to be an effective artist or community worker.