A Spillage of the Fugitive VarietyMarquis Bey

Marquis Bey interviews Alexis Pauline Gumbs, author of the poetry collection Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity. Read an excerpt from book here. Marquis Bey: So I want to begin, if I may, expressing to you how utterly thankful I … Continue reading "A Spillage of the Fugitive Variety"

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From Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist FugitivityAlexis Pauline Gumbs

Duke University Press has allowed us to publish an excerpt from Alexis Pauline Gumbs’ fantastic new book Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity, which can be purchased here. These passages come from a chapter titled “How She Survived Until Then.” … Continue reading "From Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity"

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Michael JacksonJasper Bernes

They were ex-cons and grad students, fractious Bolsheviks and urban castaways, rock-throwers and pot-smokers, juggalos and candy kids. They were people angry at their chances or at someone else’s. They were there because they were trying to make art about … Continue reading "Michael Jackson"

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Big ManLauren Berlant

1. On Genre Flailing In a crisis we engage in genre flailing so that we don’t fall through the cracks of knowledge and noise into suicide or psychosis. In a crisis we improvise like crazy, where “like crazy” is a … Continue reading "Big Man"

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The “No You Can’t” of Italian Neo-Marxist DissentStefano Ciammaroni

On December 4th of last year, Italians voted “no” in a referendum on constitutional reforms that would have allowed Parliament to make bills into laws without Senate approval. A date that for the proponents of the reform should have ushered … Continue reading "The “No You Can’t” of Italian Neo-Marxist Dissent"

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Tolstoy College: The War and Peace of an Anarchist EducationJennifer Wilson

When I asked the instructors of Tolstoy College if they found anything contradictory about establishing an anarchist college funded by the state of New York, they all kind of shrugged it off. Peter Murphy, who taught courses on radical history, … Continue reading "Tolstoy College: The War and Peace of an Anarchist Education"

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What Is the French Left to Do?Sylvie Mikowski

When they vote in January’s primaries, leftists in France must choose entre la peste et la cholera. On 21 May 2002, millions of French people watched with surprise, anger, or disgust as the face of Jean-Marie Le Pen appeared on … Continue reading "What Is the French Left to Do?"

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From Face DownBrian Whitener

The Oakland-based press Timeless, Infinite Light has allowed us to publish an excerpt from Brian Whitener’s fantastic new book Face Down, which can be purchased here. From Face Down In the mid-1850s, a non-ethnically marked lady, Mother, and her partner … Continue reading "From Face Down"

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