My motto lately is fuck toute. So let's skip the intro and get right into it.
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.
Here's the round-up from between the 30th of March and the 12th of April, 2019.
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!
Politics is pervasive. Everything is political and the choice to be "apolitical" is usually just an endorsement of the status quo and the unexamined life.—Rebecca Solnit I've been hearing the word apolitical a lot recently, and I
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