Imagining a new mode of resistance based on sound.
This month, we launch a regular column by Harmony Holiday, who’ll share her thoughts on a selected recording from the Afrosonics archive. First up: how an unforgettable sample led her to saxophonist Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s poetic musings — and the joyful discovery that jazz and poetry could be “one gallant being.”
Yasiin Bey gets force-fed under Guantanamo Bay standard procedures.
Our new guest contributor, Harmony Holiday, presents her Astrosonics Event Number 1: introducing us to an alive, ever-expanding archive of out-of-print and rare Diaspora poetry and writing.
How a Hawaiian-theme dinner with her ailing mom and growing daughter taught Karen M. Thomas to laugh again
m4s0n501 Our lit editor @bridgettmdavis honors her mom for setting an example of a writing life
Lit editor @bridgettmdavis thanks the towering Nigerian author for his influence on her own African tales
A Q&A with one of the country’s most influential chefs and food justice activists. How’s that for a mouthful?
Writer Mia McKenzie gives us a beautiful antidote to @the Onion’s vile attack on the 9-year-old girl