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Quarantine

El Agua: An animated film by Jesi Jordan and Erick GarcĂ­a GĂłmez

El Agua: An animated film by Jesi Jordan and Erick GarcĂ­a GĂłmez

Friendly Food Donations
Oaxaca, Mexico

The majority of the 2.3 million domestic workers in Mexico live hand to mouth. When strict orders to quarantine at home were put in place in April, many of their employers prevented their household staff from coming to work in order to protect their own families. They terminated domestic workers’ contracts and...

Medicina Cultural, Medicina Esencial: Plant-based Health Care among Dominican Women in Puerto Rico

Medicina Cultural, Medicina Esencial: Plant-based Health Care among Dominican Women in Puerto Rico

Karla Claudio-Betancourt
Santurce, Puerto Rico

Felicia de JesĂşs spends her quarantine days behind a sewing machine making reusable masks on the balcony of her home. She sells them for $3 dollars apiece, a price she considers affordable for her neighbors, and just enough to cover the cost of materials. She lives four blocks from the...

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Polity of Literature

“Cooperation is built from the ground up…” at Leeszaal Rotterdam West

“Cooperation is built from the ground up…” at Leeszaal Rotterdam West

Maurice Specht
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Illustrations: Ken Krimstein
Chicago, United States

This is the nineteenth piece in our Polity of Literature series: In 2012, when the Dutch city of Rotterdam closed eighteen of its twenty-four library branches, one neighbourhood responded by making its own leeszaal (or “reading room”). They organized a pop-up version in an empty storefront—a local library, more or...

“You are on the enemy list of The Black Tarantula.”

“You are on the enemy list of The Black Tarantula.”

Jason McBride
Toronto, Canada
Illustrations: Ken Krimstein
Chicago, United States

The eighteenth piece in our Polity of Literature series: In the 1970s and ’80s, American writer Kathy Acker discovered that the surest way to develop her most innovative work and secure its eventual fame was by using the widely available parts of a parallel economy in the arts—a range of...

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Artistic Practice

Translation

Translation

Elwood Jimmy
Toronto, Canada
Gloria Swain
Toronto, Canada
Carmen Papalia
Vancouver, Canada
Vanessa Dion Fletcher

Sky Stonefish

Jenelle Rouse
London/Toronto, Canada
Alex Bulmer

Taeyoon Choi
New York, USA / Seoul, South Korea
Eliza Chandler
Toronto, Canada

Pagal Pagal Pagal Pagal Filmy Dunya: a film by Althea Thauberger

Pagal Pagal Pagal Pagal Filmy Dunya: a film by Althea Thauberger

Althea Thauberger
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Zarmeené Shah
Karachi, Pakistan

MIRROR | CINEMA | CITY: KARACHI CAPRI Althea Thauberger: The Capri Cinema Project By Zarmeené Shah Through a small window in a closed door, we see the world outside from within a darkened interior space. A man walks by across the street, past a shuttered healthcare shop. It is daytime...

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Curse of Geography

Curse of Geography: Kibera

Curse of Geography: Kibera

Emelda Ochieng
Nairobi, Kenya
Luke Catena
Nairobi, Kenya

“I really think it’s time to go,” our guide says as he nervously glances at his phone that glows half past five. Around us, as if on an unspoken cue, the air of urgency and anxiety thickens, and it strikes us that we have lost track of time and we...

Curse of Geography: Kachin State

Curse of Geography: Kachin State

Sidd Joag
New York City, United States
Justin Kiersky
Denver, United States

Chapter 1 – Holes in the Sky MYITKYINA, KACHIN STATE, NORTHERN MYANMAR The half-dozen works of art hanging on the bare wooden walls depict family scenes—they are painted in bold primary colors with rudimentary strokes. Human figures hover ghostlike above the ground. They have no faces, nor do they reveal...

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News & Events

Op-eds & Editorial Notes

Protecting the forest is a responsibility of all of humanity

Protecting the forest is a responsibility of all of humanity

Dino Siwek

Maria Clara Parente
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A conversation with Chief Ninawá Huni Kui about the Amazon Forest, Indigenous peoples in Brazil, and sacred beings Written by Dino Siwek and Maria Clara Parente Photos by Benício Pitaguary...

On This Day in History

On This Day in History

Sidd Joag
New York City, United States

On November 3, 1982, a 28-year-old mother gives birth to her second child in a hospital in Ahmedabad. Her 35-year-old husband ambitiously names him Siddhartha. His six-year-old sister swears to...

Dispatch from Aztlán

Dispatch from Aztlán

Justin Kiersky
Denver, United States

I am a passenger in this neighborhood, in this country…on this pale blue dot hurtling through the cosmos. I race my three-year-old daughter up the stairs of the Kiosko Azteca...

House of the Deaf Man

House of the Deaf Man

Sidd Joag
New York City, United States

Goya’s series of fourteen Black Paintings occupy a massive white room in the Prado in Madrid. I’ve never stood before them, but as a painter I’ve long studied his work....

A Template for Change in Guelph, Ontario

A Template for Change in Guelph, Ontario

Anna Bowen
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Guelph, Ontario is a small university town an hour west of Toronto known for its environmentalism, agriculture and veterinary studies, and its small vibrant arts scene. It’s also the home...

Black and Blues: Encounters With the Police State

Black and Blues: Encounters With the Police State

Sidd Joag
New York City, United States

On the morning of February 21, 2012, I woke up around 3AM, hands and feet shackled to a gurney at Bellevue Hospital in NYC. Blood was pounding in my brain,...

After the Pandemic

After the Pandemic

Curtis Walker
Guelph, Canada

The latest novel pandemic has highlighted the fragility of our consumptive practices in North America. We demand that all fruit be available at all times, that our furniture complements our...

Love in the Time of COVID-19

Love in the Time of COVID-19

Sidd Joag
New York City, United States

There’s fear in the air, pulsing through the fiberoptic veins of cyberspace. Uncertainty clings to every interaction, as restaurants, bars, cinemas and schools are shuttered in cities around the world...

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