Food writing is vastly undervalued! It is personal, fragile, sensual. The 26 difficult fruits (one for each letter of the alphabet) Lebo presents in her essays are each a lesson of natural history, the land we're on, personal journies with diet and food, and so much more.
Absolutely ridiculous and beautiful. Sissy Hankshaw and her giant thumb make for a great travel read or moment of escapism. There's no one quite like Tim Robbins in terms of melding absurdism, magic, and American iconography. If you're looking for a good time, this is certainly it!
A whirlwind of a "memoir" -- though really it is a biomythography (biography, mythology, and history all wrapped into one to create the legend of Audre Lorde). To see Audre Lorde live such a radical life through the '30s and into her years in Mexico always reminds me of the many lifetimes we are capable of having. If you want to radicalize your existence, take note!
When Sara Cwynar had an exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, I went all the time. The museum was free (bless) and a few blocks from my house and I would sit and watch her videos that tie ephemera to history, feminism, and production by investigating the creation of specific colors. I'm so excited to see these works translated into a new form!
Beautiful and simple writing. So glad to have this book in print again. Hazzard is an often overlooked writer who employs cosmic metaphors and feminine connections to keep you hooked!
We Too is an incredible collection of essays from the sex work community. There is so much to be learned here about how we value labor, intimacy, health, safety, and more. As we look to dismantle the systems we live in, why not learn from the people who have been living and working and loving outside the system? Sex work is work!!!
Looking at these photos feels so personal because the work is so energetic, full of life, and so rarely seen. They are a photos of a beautiful and bygone LA. It reminds me in so many ways of Cecil Beaton's Bright Young Things (maybe it's the gloves and the glamour), but with drag queens and far more grit.
I first fell in love with Maggie Nelson through her proflific works Bluets and The Argonauts. But there is something about The Red Parts that continues to stick with me. As the media remains fascinated with the murders of young white women, this book tells the story of the families deeply traumatized by the publicity and continuous unearthing of tragedy.
Feminism. Horror. Aliens. What frontiers hasn't Octavia tackled?
Big Time Punk is determined to hate Celine Dion forever. In his journey to understand her, he sobs watching her at her Las Vegas residency. A great lesson in why cheese and sentimentality matter.