A crowd-sourced collection of readings that can be used to start conversations around the Charleston massacre. I’m pleased to have assisted with collecting the readings into a list.
Nirvana defined a moment, a movement for outsiders: for the fags; for the fat girls; for the broken toys; the shy nerds; the Goth kids from Tennessee and Kentucky; for the rockers and the awkward; for the fed-up; the too-smart kids and the bullied. We were a community, a generation — in Nirvana’s case, several […]
When confronted with another person’s mistake, I often think about what makes my relationship with this person important. Is it that we’ve done work together before? Is it that I know their politics? Is it that I trust their politics? Are they a family member? Oh shit, my mom? Is it that I’ve heard them […]
After reading “The End of Kindness: Weev and the Cult of the Angry Young Man” today, I posted the following statement on Twitter: I know that good men exist. I am friends with a number of them. Yet there are times when I feel so discouraged, like they're outnumbered. — Cecily Walker (@skeskali) September 12, […]
Not. Everyone. Sees. The. World. The. Same. Way. As. You.
Aaron Hawkins in 2002.
A reminder I needed, I think, after the blackface incident. I acknowledge that about myself. The performers acknowledged it as well. Maybe talking, saying our peace, and shaking hands at the end of things was the only way this could have played out satisfactorily on either side.
(h/t to Jason Toney)