…a magazine that is typically tasteful. And a little bit rude.
Playwright Victor I. Cazares stops HIV meds in bold med-strike for Gaza, challenging NYTW's silence on Palestinian genocide and advocating for change.
About Tasteful Rude
Tasteful Rude’s editorial voice eschews politeness in favor of truth-seeking and fun. It is Tasteful Rude’s mission to abide by Edward’s Said’s commandment: "Criticism must think of itself as life-enhancing and constitutively opposed to every form of tyranny, domination, and abuse."
Amy Berkowitz on her new book Gravitas, the graduate school gauntlet, and collective poetry experiments.
féi hernandez is back with a trans femme satire that roasts, and schools, those who question their indigeneity.
In Mattie Lubchansky’s new graphic novel, Boys Weekend, the stag celebration achieves its final, and fatal, form.
Gangs of Lagos, Amazon Prime Video’s debut African original film, delivers compelling action, illustrating the present by reawakening the past and gazing into the future
A gay man seeks community, and help finishing his homework, at a no-clothes-allowed party for queer men.
Acree Macam reflects on the murder of Tortuguita, activist parents and children, and Celeste Ng’s Our Missing Hearts
According to HowManyOfMe.com, there are 3,568 Jennifer Lopezes, 3,208 Michael Jordans, 936 George Washingtons, 478 Jessica Simpsons, 468 George Bushes, 1 Beyonce Knowles (there can only ever be one), and about 50 people named Zach Zimmerman. Through the interconnected wonder and curse of technology, all 50 of us had been placed in a Facebook Messenger […]
In his column, Jonathan Russell Clark re-examines the work of Ted Chiang, using it as a lens through which to understand today’s AI discourse.
Punk! Real estate! Venice Beach! Myriam Gurba re-introduces readers to Kate Braverman’s cult classic Lithium for Medea.
In Treasure Box, Jamilla VanDyke-Bailey reflects on an important conversation that came too late.
In his column, Alejandro Heredia meditates on the concept and practice of community: is it a group of people who beyond identity might have no personal and interpersonal bonds, or a commodity for corporations, non-profits, egotistical activists, and social media spiritual gurus looking to make profit off of an increasingly conscious society, or is it shared visions of the future as building blocks of collective living?
Michael Kolawole writes about the spectacular use of music in Philippe Lâcote’s prison drama Night of the Kings.
An anonymous whistleblower describes the cumulative effect of sexual harassment in academia.
Columnist Jonathan Russell Clark proves that sometimes, the best biographers can’t stand their subjects.
Columnist Alejandro Herredia meditates on the democratic power of perreo.
A supermarket worker turns to her ancestors for help stopping sexual harassment.
A publicist engages in an activity she can tell no one about: an affair with her boss.
Isabel Tehan profiles a young man who followed his vocation into a dying profession: the Catholic priesthood.
In Jonathan Russell Clark’s latest column, he writes about Colson Whitehead's The Colossus of New York and tries to summon some love for Colombus, Ohio.
As the pandemic rages on, Anna Hamilton urges the continued use of Covid precautions: "On some level, I understand being 'tired' of the pandemic. I understand missing 'normalcy.' But for people who have debilitating chronic illness, chronic pain/fatigue, and/or long Covid, our normal sucks."