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Quarantine

El Agua: An animated film by Jesi Jordan and Erick García Gómez

El Agua: An animated film by Jesi Jordan and Erick García Gómez

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 Jesús 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

Building the Parallel Polis

Building the Parallel Polis

Anne Focke
Seattle, United States
Illustrations: Ken Krimstein
Chicago, United States

The seventeenth piece in our Polity of Literature series: For victims of state repression, the invitation into politics can be a death sentence. How can marginalized or oppressed groups bring change to systems that are predicated on their destruction? At every scale—from the neighbourhood to the city to the nation—the...

Reflections on Existential Preliminaries to a Resistant Polity in Literature and Beyond

Reflections on Existential Preliminaries to a Resistant Polity in Literature and Beyond

Fred Dewey
Los Angeles, United States
Illustrations: Ken Krimstein
Chicago, United States

The sixteenth piece in our Polity of Literature series: “The Portable Polis” was a group of strangers convened by writer Fred Dewey to read Hannah Arendt’s The Human Condition out loud to one another over the course of a summer in Berlin. Meeting at locations around the city (chosen by Dewey...

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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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Ballroom Freedom School

1986: An Elegy for Our Coldest War

1986: An Elegy for Our Coldest War

Michael Roberson
New York City, United States
Robert Sember
New York City, United States
Nikki Powerhouse
Philadelphia, United States
Gio Exavier
New York, United States
Enmanuel Candelario
New York, United States
Brad Walrond
New York, United States

Now We Know We Can Reclaim the World We Want: A Conversation with Pony Zion and Benji Hart

Now We Know We Can Reclaim the World We Want: A Conversation with Pony Zion and Benji Hart

Benji Hart
Chicago, United States
Pony Zion
New York City, United States

On the evening of Friday, April 19th, 2019, at the invitation of ArtsEverywhere, Pony Zion (De’von Webster) and Benji Hart (Benji Ninja) gathered in a conference room at The New School on 5th Avenue in New York City to discuss social justice and the contemporary Ballroom Scene. This two-hour conversation was...

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News & Events

Op-eds & Editorial Notes

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...

Pulling Out

Pulling Out

Ben Rogers
Dorset, United Kingdom

‘We showed them,’ they croaked, spittle oozing down their sausage roll encrusted chins. Good old fashioned British drool mingling with cheap leftover lager. None of that continental rubbish. The drunken...

Brexit Through the Rift Shop

Brexit Through the Rift Shop

Ben Rogers
Dorset, United Kingdom

Banner image: “Union Jack vor dem Zerfall” by Tim Reckman and used under Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0). As the dust settles after the first December general election held in...

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