Culture Rant #1: Issue 18 / Summer 2019

They’re Coming for Black Womxn Too: The Strategically Disturbing Assault on Womxn’s Bodies Written by Dr. Katherine Bankole-Medina The Alabama senate passed one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the United States, HB314 “The Human Life Protection Act.”...

Culture Rant #2: Issue 18 / Summer 2019

Meat is Metaphor, Life is Metaphor Written by Madison Snider Language can only proximate our realities. We learn it as a code, a system we agree to play along with in order to communicate beyond the present. It requires a level of flexibility from its users. Language...

Culture Rant: Issue 15 / Fall 2018

Medusa and Me: Twenty-Five Years of Female Rage Written by Mary Valentis and Phill Arensberg For 25 or more years Mary Valentis and her son Phill Arensberg have been carrying on a cross-country conversation, sometimes fiery, about culture, gender, race, rage, and the...

Culture Rant: Issue 14 / Summer 2018

“He Too”: What Happens in the Arts When the Innovators Fall?   My “Me Too” statement, which debuted on social media at the height of last year’s clamor over the various high-profile men accused of abusing women, was this: “Me too, more times than I...

Culture Rant: Issue 13 / Spring 2018

“How do you say that word?”: Choreopoems and Doing It for the Culture By Monica Prince   The summer after I graduated high school, my sister called. “I need you to write something down, then go to the bookstore tomorrow and buy it,” she said. “Why?”...