“Keep your cosmetic change, if you’re making no attempt to deal with the underlying practices that perpetuate harm.”
“If you are a car owner, you are red meat for whoever wants to prey upon you, whether it is police, auto lenders, or state agencies.”
"The book is about the importance of film for enabling audiences to connect to the most remote environment on the planet."
What are the most-assigned films in college classrooms? Three film studies professors talk about the rankings and what they mean.
"Maybe that’s one thing the pandemic has allowed—for us to be a bit more honest about our struggles."
“If I’m honest, I never came back to Chile, at least not to the country of my early childhood, an inferno in which I was happy.”
"One of the things that is interesting about Keats' letters to Fanny Brawne is that you can't infer a damn thing that’s happened between them."
"I urge Japanese readers to take another look at their elementary and middle school textbooks."
"I want the world to know that there are people speaking up and trying to change society here."
"We define ourselves more by certain emotions. I've never heard anybody say, 'I'm trying to get over my embarrassment and I feel so inauthentic.'"
“Disabled people have long made their own hacks.”
“The asylum system is a rejection of anything that disrupts American universalism. It’s kicking people out who offer an alternative view of the world.”
"My first book was used by actual librarians, planners, architects. I realized, wow I can do work that matters beyond the academy."
“Somehow, we are so present, and yet not even there. That surreal juxtaposition really pissed me off and fascinated me.”
“One of my objectives in writing the book was a plea to immigrants to not become settlers.”
“We bring our own creativity into what we see—the seams get filled in, smoothed over, by our looking.”
“There is nothing shocking or radical about ending an economic practice that has too many negative externalities.”
“The diary has challenged every category of literary analysis for me.”
”When you work here, you work in the interest of the people in the community, not just your own personal goals.”