Politics Sunday


Gangland tours of LA, with one helluva waiver.

In New Orleans, what happens when sex workers are prosecuted as sex offenders.

A brilliantly written profile of a sniper.

“(M)y grandmother’s feet were bound in China, and there were people here in the U.S. who said, “This is horrific.” And there were people in China who said, “This is horrific.” I am so glad they said it was horrific. If they’d said, “Oh no we can’t interfere in anyone’s culture,” then my mother’s feet would have been bound, then my feet would have been bound.” — Sheryl WuDunn is interviewed by Katherine Dykstra at Guernica

And finally, obscenity laws and Lady Chatterley’s Lover in The Walrus.

Note: Brian Spears has a great collection of resources on Haiti, so I’m not going to repeat them here. But if you can, help out.

Seth Fischer's writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Best Sex Writing 2013, Buzzfeed, PankGuernica, Lunch Ticket, Gertrude, and elsewhere. His Rumpus piece "Notes from a Unicorn" was listed as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2013. He teaches and tutors at Antioch University Los Angeles and Writing Workshops Los Angeles, and he was a Jentel Arts Residency Program Fellow. Find more writing of his writing at www.seth-fischer.com, or reach him @sethfischer. More from this author →