Playwright Victor I. Cazares stops HIV meds in bold med-strike for Gaza, challenging NYTW's silence on Palestinian genocide and advocating for change.
Punk! Real estate! Venice Beach! Myriam Gurba re-introduces readers to Kate Braverman’s cult classic Lithium for Medea.
Critic Myriam Gurba reflects on the passing of Sacheen Littlefeather and her attempted takedown by a notorious “pretendian” researcher.
Myriam Gurba maps her sexual miseducation in California schools, homes, and medical offices.
A woman’s pandemic relationship with a cat deepens her humanity.
Organizers of Giovanni's Room unite to honor literary ancestors
Nadra Nittle takes meticulous inventory of the ingredients that enliven Toni Morrison’s spiritual vision.
From “Bad Art Friend” to the Miya Marcano murder to reports of femicide, writers shy away from a crucial word: stalking.
The Petito case challenges us to consider how we language romantic harm. Domestic violence seldom stays at home.
Through personal narrative, journalist, survivor, and activist Shiori Ito examines rape culture in Japan.
Mala Muñoz is without a doubt a Chicana who smokes her fair share of weed.
After a gang unit stopped my 14 year old cousin for driving in a stolen hoopty, they took her to Eastlake Juvenile Hall and handed her over to a new abuser: a cop.
An older homegirl, a hood mom whom Desiree considered her mentor, announced, "I'm jumping you in."
Myriam Gurba writes about her cousin Desiree, female gangsters, cholas, Mexican bad asses with big hair, and the criminalization of survivors.
The Hard Crowd offers us a portrait of Kushner through her preoccupations, obsessions, concerns, affinities, and distastes. Her writing on others is always writing about the self and in this sense, she is always doing donuts, flashing the lens externally so as to make an entire revolution, pointing the eye inward once again.