They were busy helping racist traitors in through side doors.
Agreed with the article on all points. Wintour is wrong on the point of power: a more formal, less familiar, look would convey Kamala Harris’ power and support a narrative of power. Wintour contradicts her use of “welcoming” earlier in her mealy-mouthed response. Why does Kamala Harris have to be “welcoming” as… Read more
I think you got it completely. Happy and relaxed looks good in a photo, not because of approachability or whatever but because it looks more natural than a traditional, heavily posed, extremely formal shoot. But there’s a good way and a bad way to do it. And this is, without question, a bad way to do it. It looks like… Read more
I’d bet good money that it’s been quite some time since you’ve heard the name Richard “Dimples” Fields if you know…
I think about this shit all the time. I have no idea how y’all do it. I used to admire y’all’s strength to stand in the face of that, but now all I can wonder is just how much better off the entire world could be if y’all could put that tireless energy towards... well, anything you choose. It’s so goddamned… Read more
“...when the two images arrived at Vogue, all of us felt very, very strongly that the less formal portrait of the Vice President-Elect really reflected the moment that we were living in ... And we felt to reflect this tragic moment in global history, a much less formal picture, something that was very, very accessible… Read more
Every year I teach a poetry critique unit, and every year one of the poems that resonates most with the students is Audre Lorde’s “Hanging Fire.” That poem is pure honesty.
She never should’ve sidelined Andre Leon Talley.
You’re reading my mind again. I came to say “real” is a euphemism for “gritty” when White folks describe those of our stories which are harrowing. It’s synonymous with their idea of a singular, downtrodden “authentic” Black experience. I doubt pedestrian “realness” is how Hilary Clinton or Sarah Palin would’ve been… Read more