Nostalgia is totally useless and depressing, but whenever I’m back home, I think about my childhood.
Since October, students in Mexico have repeatedly gathered in the thousands to protest a corrupt government, the disappearing of 43 students in Ayotzinapa, and the ongoing repression of activists and students. In recognition of the national day of protest being called for this Thursday, November 20th, Stefan Norman and Mariana Roa Oliva share their reflections on the last few months of student rebellion.
What's up with visual culture’s obsession with naughty nuns?
Victoria Shelton takes a deeper look at the nunsploitation film genre, popular and provocative for its unapologetic use of blood and sex, lurid depictions of female sexuality, the strength of female communities, and the sadistic abuse of power common to oppressive systems of authority.
Chief Keef is the face of Chiraq’s drill scene. His charisma managed to seduce millions of people into watching videos of a kid in house arrest at his Grandma’s, partying half-naked with other shirtless teenage boys.
Throughout the middle ages, heretic movements and sects spread and spurred uprisings, prompting the barbarous reaction of the Holy Inquisition. “Popular heresy was less a deviation from the orthodox doctrine than a protest movement, aspiring to a radical democratization of social life.”