Amor de lejos amor de pendejos
And in my mother’s eyes: a woman who never learned to hug without checking over the shoulder.
Academia’s IQ Test is Flawed: The Importance of Arts Education
Going to college is what the world expects of its youth. College is the road most traveled, the societal norm, the path of least resistance.
Her Mom Wants to Know What He Does for a Living
She brings him home, but not without warning the house first: the good plates, the scratched table, the dining room’s pear green walls.
Chicanx Punk and the East ‘El Lay’ Movement
Spearheaded by nun and artist Sister Karen Boccalero, Self Help Graphics served as home base for East L.A.’s activists, poets, and punks.
Ballet Body: On Body Dysmorphia and Kathryn Morgan’s Recent Video
Dancers so often hyperfocus on their bodies because they are the tools with which they create their art.
Unseating the Holy Trinity — Los Saicos and the Peruvian Punk Scene
Punk, to me, was a space created by and for white, cisgender, heterosexual men. Any other identity that had managed to wrangle its way into the scene’s spotlight was an exception won through uphill battles against the genre’s established norms.
What Godzilla Teaches Us About the Unknown
We have an uncanny ability to provoke, disrespect, and vilify the unknown. What is unmanageable is automatically perceived as a liability.
On Their Fifth Date, He Promises Her the Sky
He is from / speckled dirt in sour beer, / from the swaying hips of el barrio / and its fog of heat under the stars that can fix / everything underneath them
The Pandemic Has Radically Changed Dance — Maybe For the Better
As dancers’ primary purpose — to perform, to tell stories, to bring joy — has been almost entirely stripped away, we have, alongside the rest of the world, found ways to evolve.
Within the Shelves
Don’t ask me what I’m even doing here, she says. My life is a series of real-life Wikipedia spirals. Just keep looking up related readings.