My mother hated Stalinbut loved Trotsky. She hadno party affiliation, no friendswith whom to talk politics. There was only me to listen.Maybe it was because Trotskywas Jewish. I don’t know.Maybe her father the leftie organizer…Read More Nostalgia for what never was
Originally published: The Comics Journal by Ian Thomas (March 22, 2021) Michael Mark Cohen is an Associate Teaching Professor of American Studies and African American Studies at UC Berkeley. Much of his published work to date has…Read More “I felt an urgency the publishing industry did not share”: Michael Mark Cohen and cartooning capitalism
ALBERTO TOSCANO – 31 MARCH 2021_CULTURE Republished From: https://newleftreview.org/sidecar/posts/dreamworlds-of-catastrophe?fbclid=IwAR2yEUGgMkDa_aa5914NR3Y862dHn4HQSajk_NcmCsA-3tSgVTmSk5RFC1k Among the most affecting and disconcerting moments in Can’t Get You Out of My Head, the British filmmaker Adam Curtis’s six-part ‘emotional history of the modern world’,…Read More Dreamworlds of Catastrophe
By Charles Dayananda This series of art works of thirty paintings was drawn 45 years ago. Mr. Charles Dayananda the creater of this is a well known artist in Sri Lanka and a Lecturer in…Read More PAINTINGS BEHIND BARS
Not only one of America’s preeminent poets, Langston Hughes was also firmly committed to the liberation of Black people and the working class. His accounts of his journey to the USSR in 1933 provide a…Read More Langston Hughes Reflects on the Promise of The Soviet Union
Looking for work during a race and class war ain’t easy, its hard enough already–why were they fired in the first place from… Jamazon.com! Find out this week in… Jade for Hire! Jade, For Hire!…Read More Jade, For Hire! The Mystery of the Missing Worker.
By Jane Drinkard In the 1940s, a 16-year-old girl captured the minds of the art world’s elite. The self-taught Algerian artist, Baya Mahieddine (1931-1988) — known as Baya — is finally being celebrated in the first…Read More The 16-Year-Old Algerian Artist Who Influenced Picasso and Matisse
Deepa Mehta’s latest film, an adaptation of Shyam Selvadurai’s Sri Lanka-set coming-of-age novel “Funny Boy,” has been picked up by Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing, and will land on Netflix this December, Variety revealed. The Oscar-nominated…Read More Shyam Selvadurai’s ‘Funny Boy’ to be released on Netflix