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The Silence of Art Basel — Police Violence, National Unrest and Other Stories

Hira Mahmood on December 23, 2014

I don’t call myself an artist – but that doesn’t mean I’m not intrigued by the artist’s world. From the position of a consumer and patron, I’m invested in exploring the false separation of art and the socio-political world. My...

Do-It-Yourself in the Digital Age

Hira Mahmood on June 21, 2014

The Atlanta Zine Fest is an annual conference celebrating DIY and handmade media. The first Atlanta Zine Fest, held in 2013, garnered over 300 participants, 25 vendors, and 21 speakers/workshop facilitators. AZF holds events and programs year-round, culminating in a...

Phillip Agnew - “This is my tome to 2013; my poem to the year of my dreams”

Phillip Agnew on January 01, 2014

For 364 days, at least, I found myself in a constant state of conflict. Almost daily my alarm clock awoke me at the corner of a crossroad: asking that I decide … And every day I oscillated away. I was...

Trans Rage

Remy Lourenco on November 20, 2013

Trigger warning: This poem, which is posted here to honor Transgender Day of Remembrance, includes description of sexual assault and anti-transgender violence. they call me crazy when I enter the men’s room— that man bellowing at the top of his...

My Body, My Marriage

Nicolas Quiazua and Lily Hoffman on July 03, 2013

Menstrual fluid is socially taboo; the first time an adolescent menstruates, (she) is celebrated for having achieved ‘womanhood,’ and now being capable of procreation. During the rest of a woman’s life, menstruation is repressed. It is deemed the source of...

Stonewall Riots

Mike Funk on June 29, 2013

Young New York based artist and musician Mike Funk’s comic about the story behind the Stonewall Riots. The comic is based on a speech that activist Sylvia Rivera gave in 2001. Check out the entire comic strip series here. //...

Bringing Guantanamo Home

Nic Eaton on June 12, 2013

By Nic Eaton Special thanks to Jess Turturro, Constantine Tziovaras and Witness Against Torture. 117 days of hunger, 166 prisoners. While Twitter and Facebook repeat the refrain, even the most conscious of us can start to see numbers rather than...