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Meet the New Queer Archive Creating a Home for Trans Films
While trans rights are under attack globally, Otherness Archive is creating a revolutionary space for artists that shows their “full, glorious complexity.”
Meggie Gates and Hana Urban
Culture
From Illinois to Tennessee, Drag Performers are Resisting Anti-Trans Legislation
An explosion of bans on drag performance and gender-affirming care have surged nationwide. The community is fighting back.
Henry Hicks IV
Culture
Succession Series Finale: Here Be No Monsters
On Succession and the mobility of capitalism.
Yasmin Nair
Culture
Even Breathing Is Strange: Reflections on the Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder
A poem and essay on black motherhood—and life.
Cassie Williams
InterviewCulture
“I Think I’m Done Striving”: Delia Cai Against the American Dream
After writing her debut novel, the Central Places author turns her ambitions to her community
Jireh Deng
InterviewCulture
Jorts The Cat Wants You To Fight Back
We sat down with the labor movement’s favorite feline to talk about intersectional power, using Twitter for organizing and how his co-workers keep him from falling into the trash.
Aparna Gopalan
Culture
"The poem refuses to be a good worker"
José Olivarez and Antonio Salazar use poetry and photography to dive into the nuances of their Mexican American experience.
José Olivarez and Antonio Salazar
LaborCulture
The Hard Head and Wild Heart of Barbara Ehrenreich
Revisiting Nickel and Dimed, Dancing in the Streets, and many more of the late author's groundbreaking books.
Sarah Jaffe
DispatchCulture
Slaying the Gold-Hungry Dragon
D&D players won an epic victory against corporate power. Here’s how they did it.
Rohan Montgomery
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A Community Archive Documents Decades of Radical Activism Against Police Brutality
A look at Interference Archive's “Defend / Defund” exhibit.
Rohan Montgomery
Culture
Why Movements Need to Start Singing Again
Organizers are rediscovering how song culture can help lead the way to social change.
Paul Engler
Culture
What Does Collectivist Art Look Like?
In 2022, collectives from the Global South took over the world’s most prestigious art show, and the backlash was swift.
Panthea Lee
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When Cops Tell You Who They Are, Listen
A cartoonist illustrates police union leaders’ statements, in their own words.
Johnny Damm
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Golden on Learning How to Live as a Black, Queer and Trans Artist from the South
“There’s so much politicizing of trans lives and at the heart of it, I just want to wear my dress.”
Sherell Barbee
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Halloween and the Horrors of Capitalism
When have you ever seen a poor vampire?
Natascha Elena Uhlmann
CultureIsrael & Palestine
In The Face of Lifelong Terror, Gaza Speaks Truth To Power
A Palestinian asked how many deaths will be enough. He was recently killed.
Refaat Alareer
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An Iranian Artist in Exile Turns Her Camera to the West
Shirin Neshat explores how the government invades our dreams.
Matt A. Hanson
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Frustrated With #GirlBoss Feminism? Look to Eastern European History
In Red Valkyries Kristen Ghodsee interrogates the false promise of liberal feminism.
Brianna Di Monda
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HBO's DMZ Fails to Invent a Truly Revolutionary Society
The miniseries stars Rosario Dawson in a depoliticized dystopia
Devyn Springer
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Chris Hayes on the Cost of Sanctions on Iraq
Sixteen years ago, Chris Hayes weighed the impact sanctions had on the lives of Iraqis. What lessons can we glean from this today?
Christopher Hayes
Culture
A New Podcast Opens Portals Into Queer History
"Unboxing Queer History" straddles space and time to explore LGBTQ narratives—from lesbian smelt fishing to gay liberation.
Isabel Carter
Culture
How Deindustrialization Shaped My Working-Class Family
And why it took my father 40 years to see the ocean
Lauren Celenza
Culture
“Don’t Work” and Other Lessons From the Marxist Feminism of Meridel Le Sueur
The radical fiction of this Depression-era writer is painfully relevant to the present.
Benjamin Balthaser
Culture
In Praise of The Whole World Is Watching
We remember the life and accomplishments of the late activist, writer and scholar Todd Gitlin (1943-2022).
Susan J. Douglas
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