morning news: a pome

sipping i read Jerhonda Pace was just      15 when she  met her musical idol, R. Kelly,     outside…

HOMO ZERO

  for Comrade EC, who’s happy in Heaven with Francoise Sagan now PROLOGUE: I am Born, Elvis Reports to Nixon, Primates…

DEATH ET AL

One of the many things that the Internet has changed is what we do with that stretch of time, between…

30 under 30 (a pome)

There are two kinds of neat endings: the satisfying circle that ends where it began, and the straight line that…

THE PATRIARCH: a short story

One of those little pleasures your subconscious gifts you with, from time to time: the rolled-up bills in an overlooked…

STILL ABSOLUTELY GERMAINE

The problem with the Nanny Fascist bludgeon of choice (Twitter) is that it privileges dumb jokes and inarticulate rage (Hitler’s…

WHAT IS LEFT

I’ve never been a swooning fan of Cornel West’s presentation (like those other On-Camera Academics, Slavoj Zizek and Camille Paglia,…

RAISED in a REVOLUTION

  Unlike many reading this, I was raised in an actual Revolutionary Movement. My father and his comrades were Black…

UNMANNING THE BARRICADES

Increasingly, the Serfs bifurcate as though along the tracks of a ten-thousand-mile zipper: Pre-Literate Masses to the Right… vs… (on…

ME TOO, TOO

It’s good to see power-drunk psychopaths like Harvey Weinstein fall before they’re too old for the comeuppance to mean anything…

JULES: a short story

  The night my uncle Chandler did grievous damage to his Beetle at a bend in the road in North…

FEMINISM meet FRENEMISM

  I was raised on a weird cusp between a crumbling World Order and several Emergent World Orders. Being born…