Howard Becker pointed out that critics, curators, suppliers, and administrators are as important to the creation of art as artists themselves.Read more
Pamela Adlon reveals the mundane project of motherhood to be vast, fluid, and fascinating in its own right.
“Consider the laughter on October 15, 1982—after 1,000 people died from complications related to AIDS—at the Reagan White House press briefing.”
“When did everyone become Black and not of specific nations themselves? Why did being Black mean not belonging to a place?”
Pandemics, racist violence, climate change, democratic collapse: it’s finally clear that it’s Butler’s world. We’re just living in it.
“She wanted people to be curious and take action in their lives. Not be sheep. To find the ways we can work together in crisis.”
Rather than politically utopian, Butler’s stories teach us about grief, consolation, hope, and—most of all—how to live in struggle.
Butler’s work helps us see how time is a spiral, how the present moment is always layered with multiple pasts and underlying alternate futures.