The most tweeted about show of the decade, “Euphoria” provoked viewers to gossip about its teenage characters. What did they say?
The turn toward an aesthetic of Black excellence on TV reveals a mode of self-fashioning that celebrates neoliberal markers of merit and prestige.
“To recognize the existence of injuries requires the recognition of others and their dignity.”
“One of the things that helps define Latino identity is this sense of having a history but also not knowing the history.”
“You can wear something to be cool,” you told me, “or because another person likes it. You don’t have to be truly ‘yourself,’ or whatever.”
“The first thing he said is, ‘Don't call me Mr. Baldwin. My name is Jimmy.’ I thought, this is ridiculous, at the very least he's James.”
Latinx athletes have forged new identities, cultivated community, and anchored themselves in spaces that were not created for them.
Many think the loss of discrete queer spaces is bad, even as the loss of the need for them is good. What is the nature of that loss?
What does it mean to write—and read—an American novel in the wake of anti-Asian racism and hate crimes, events connected to a history of Asian exclusion?
“What are the compartments that have been placed around how we understand slavery and genocide and its impact on our lives and the world?”
Rather than studying birds—and birders—in isolation, the time has come to see both as linked to the crises of racism and climate change.
Three recent poetry collections have cemented the rise of what we might call the “metalyrical”: poetry that interrogates the conditions of its own expression.
“I was shocked to learn that Hispanic conservatives celebrate Cortes’s arrival in Mexico.”
How do black feminist artists negotiate their own work in the wake of commercial success beyond contemporary poetry’s wildest dreams?
Hazel Carby’s Imperial Intimacies explores the couple, and intimacy, as foundational historical categories in postcolonial and decolonial studies. At the heart of her narrative lie Carl, a Jamaican ...
Family memoirs are a special kind of historical offering. They have the power to tell fine-grained stories of the past, of epochal events—wars, migrations, empires—and to intricately connect them to ...
What histories do we inherit? In the current crisis of Brexit—which points to larger global shifts toward nationalism and xenophobia—there is no more urgent a ...
Over the decades of her transatlantic career, distinguished Yale University professor emerita of American and African American studies Hazel V. Carby has considered how one negotiates ancestral ties ...
Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl tells a series of stories that we already know, but it achieves its familiar ends through decidedly unfamiliar means. Andrea Lawlor’s first novel presents us with ...
Zahia Rahmani’s « Musulman » roman hinges on a question that has gathered force in recent years: a witness is speaking, but will she ever be heard?