Poetry as a Way of Living: An Interview with Mayra A. Rodríguez CastroMaria Theresia Starzmann

This spring, before the world was turned upside down as result of the global health emergency, Audre Lorde’s memory was to be inscribed onto the cityscape of Berlin. A citizens’ initiative had successfully called for the renaming of a street … Continue reading "Poetry as a Way of Living: An Interview with Mayra A. Rodríguez Castro"

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Jean Genet’s May Day Speech, 1970: “Your Real Life Depends on the Black Panther Party”Jackqueline Frost

May Day 2020 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the demonstrations in support of Bobby Seale in New Haven and the unlikely presence of “homosexual outlaw,” Jean Genet, as the invited guest of the Black Panther Party. A good friend, New … Continue reading "Jean Genet’s May Day Speech, 1970: “Your Real Life Depends on the Black Panther Party”"

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Pedagogy of the Homeless: Poor Queer Studies in IndonesiaHendri Yulius Wijaya

How do queer studies operate outside Western contexts? What can American queer studies learn from outside of its parochialism? How should American queer studies engage with the non-American ones? These are the underpinning questions behind this post. In the postscript … Continue reading "Pedagogy of the Homeless: Poor Queer Studies in Indonesia"

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On You Look like a Thing and I Love YouLauren Treihaft

What is AI? AI is everywhere, but where is it exactly? What does AI look like? What does AI act like? What does AI think like? And, most importantly…how intelligent is AI, really? These questions comprise a mere fraction of … Continue reading "On You Look like a Thing and I Love You"

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On The AssistantLisa Duggan

The new film The Assistant has instigated a breakthrough in the public conversation about sexual abuse and harassment in the workplace. Rave reviews in the mainstream media, including The New Times, the New Yorker, the Daily Beast and Time Out, … Continue reading "On The Assistant"

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Four PoemsIsaac Pickell

name/brand on a windy day breaking those hottest Midwestern months   where most everything is wishing for death   or winter, a single dried petal from that little blue flower   with a cute colloquial name, shrunk beyond its living … Continue reading "Four Poems"

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selected patents from Monsanto BallooningAndy Martrich

EP 430511 B1 20010207 Chimeric gene in sunflower and sugar beet as a model for enhanced plant resistance to glutamine synthase inhibitor and herbicide Insect-resistant tomato plant is capable of fending off aphid cutworm flea beetle hornworm nematode and whitefly … Continue reading "selected patents from Monsanto Ballooning"

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we are all dangerous until our fears grow thoughtfulalex cruse

I. Around phenomena a glow surfaces humanity is politically predefined, all space is personal and every clock emphasizes wartime “Going dark” on cell phones a way to generate data (absence as a form of data) during demonstrations while the stars … Continue reading "we are all dangerous until our fears grow thoughtful"

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