Creative / Literature / Political Theory / Sound

A Mote and A Minute: Deranged Facets of We and the Making

Facet 1 Untimeliness “The problem to be considered here is one of time” —Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Mask Another one left smoldering and empty, and only time will tell. Michael’s body lays splayed on hot asphalt in the sun uncovered for approximately 4.5 hours. Sun overseeing the passage of time and the truth of … Continue reading

Creative / Stories

Nixtamalli

by John Murillo III Aspiración Blue-purple corn dough clings like film to sticky fingers. Stolen petrichor on these surgical digits, the earthen wetness smells like so much midnight rain on soil. Such rich loam, so fertile, the mash of nighttime sky, earth and water. A ceramic vessel sits atop scarred and weathered mahogany, pregnant with … Continue reading

Poetry / Uncategorized

Mines

By Nicholas Brady Say Violence In any instance Is wrong, Type that On a computer made Of bones and crushed Minerals and lives lost In mines, made mine Life is diamond Precious enough to Glow, we must protect What is mines Say violence if you Take mines, but won’t Say violence when they Take you … Continue reading

Cinema and Television / Creative / Culture / Stories

Smile Undun III: Nonblack Claps; Clap B(l)acks

“Let’s talk about time travelin, rhyme javelin / Something mind unravelin, get down” —André 3000, “Return of the ‘G’” “Go figure muhfucka every verse is a brick” —Kendrick Lamar, “Nosetalgia” I got some coffee from a Victrola in Seattle. Ground some beans this morning; dark and sweet, bean refuse clings to my fingertips, dark awakening … Continue reading