This week, we look at Ryan McMahon's rending podcast about the unsolved murder of Indigenous teenagers in Thunder Bay, a "debate" on the existence of "state racism" in France, and end with the extraordinary poem "The Palace" by Kaveh Akbar.
Joachim and I played Minecraft together and had some meandering conversations about Minecraft, the modding culture, the history of the server, and the inherent colonial nature of these games.
This week: a post-apocalyptic novel by Aliette de Bodard in the ruins of Paris, the ethics of mining trauma for literature by Lindsay Nixon, the inimitable Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars by Kai Cheng Thom, a critical look at IWD in Québec by Émilie Nicholas in Le Devoir, and more!
Oh, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in ’t! The Tempest, Act 5, Scene 1, 188-191 One of my earliest memories as a child is that
“Debout, debout!” comes the static-filled call from the raging granny on her microphone, somewhere far into the crowd. Another microphone, this time pushed into the face of my partner, the only visible man in our small group. The reporter introduces
On a school trip when I am ten years old, I find myself on the littoral—where earth and water meet—of the river in Tadoussac, listening to a teacher asking the gathered sixth graders how we can tell that