St. Louis seems to define America’s past—but does it offer insight for the future?
All cities tell a story. But who decides what Baltimore’s next story will be?
“How might scientific storytelling, or stories of science, shape the struggle for liberation?”
Versailles treated the people of Greater Syria and Iraq—Muslims, Christians, and Jews alike—as inferiors in need of “civilizational therapy.”
“Solidarity is not a thing. There’s no formula, no exact science. There is ongoing process.”
Critiquing the Enlightenment is essential, because there the asylum, prison, and science itself unveil their violent foundations.
"A song was written through me, and I say that because I didn't write it. The words were given to me."
As large spaces where different sectors of the city converge, stadiums are sites of social and political struggle.
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 ...
How the United States terrorizes the rest of the world, Baldwin realized abroad, echoed how it terrorized its inhabitants at home.
When will new generations of Afro-Italians finally be heard and recognized as full and active members of Italy’s culture and society?
Italy’s past, present, and future are no less marked by race than any other former colonial power. Acknowledging that is only the beginning.
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.
Let’s rupture and reject the “timeline,” a flawed and colonial form of teaching history.
The many faces of the Kardashians are the many faces of the monstrous hydra of blackface. They must be critiqued to a cultural halt.
I am tired of catalogues and catalogue poems, and of surveys and surveillance—though I appreciate a bird’s-eye view of the terrain as well as anyone.
Tech does not arrive in a city to save it. Instead, tech’s financial success depends on dismissing and exploiting existing disparities.
“There were so many new laws, I had to make a map showing the spread and intensity of antimargarine laws in states over a quarter century.”
By making familiar objects strange, two new books of poetry reveal the limits of overly simple critique.
“Being in community with people and teaching and learning outside of the confines of our classroom: I still actually really believe in that.”