What are the benefits of a distraction detox? Is it possible to find solace and quiet in such a digitally demanding world?
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.
It is a peculiar time to be a black American. Maybe there has always been tension in this relationship; maybe in the past I’ve been more willing to live within that tension, to use it to test my own limits of what I can endure. Those limits were pulverized into powder this week. America is […]
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 […]
NOTE: More than a month has passed since this incident took place, but suddenly, thanks to an article in the Vancouver Sun, interest in this issue has begun anew. I’ve said all I have to say on the subject. I’m also closing comments on this post. If you have something to say, you’re welcome to […]