The Rumpus editorial staff selects our favorite pieces from 2017!
Tags: Abigail Bereola, Alexandra Kleeman, Alexandra Serio, Angie Sijun Lou, Anita Gill, Argun Ulgen, Arwen Donahue, ben pfeiffer, brandon hicks, Brea Salim, brian spears, Britney Davis, Caro Macon, Chelsea Leu, Cherise Wolas, Christine Hyung-Oak Lee, Christine Spillson, Eileen G'Sell, elissa bassist, elon green, Guy Delisle, Hannah Baxter, Ian MacAllen, Jane Garfinkel, Jared Yates Sexton, Jera Brown, Joe Okonkwo, Julie Greicius, Karissa Chen, Katherine Coldiron, Katherine Magyarody, Katherine Sinback, Laura Lippman, Laura Thorne, Lizz Huerta, lyz lenz, Marcos Santiago Gonsalez, Marisa Siegel, Matt Brogan, Michael Croley, Molly Spencer, Nora Brooks, Rachel Inberg, Robbie Maakestad, Roxane Gay, Sonya Chung, Sonya Redi, Stacie Evans, Tim Taranto, tom mcallister
It is unlikely I will see the US justice system evolve toward an egalitarian ideal in my lifetime. But Whose Streets? does offer a clearly visible North Star. ...more
Tags: 13th, Abbie Hoffman, activism, Alexis Templeton, American Revolution, american south, anti-miscegenation laws, Argun Ulgen, ava duvernay, Barack Obama, Brittany Ferrell, Brown v. Board of Education, civil rights, COLIN KAEPERNICK, Damon Davis, documentary, Donald Trump, Dorothy Counts, ferguson, Film, george orwell, Hidden Figures, Hollywood, human rights, I Am Not Your Negro, institutional racism, interracial relationships, James Baldwin, Janelle Monae, Jeff Nichols, Katherine Johnson, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Lev Tolstoy, Loving, michael brown, Notes of a Native Son, obama, Octavia Spencer, OJ: Made in America, patriotism, Paul Stafford, Plessy v. Ferguson, police brutality, police violence, Protests, Racism, Raoul Peck, reclaiming patriotism 2017, Revolutionary Love, Sabaah Folayan, Samuel L. Jackson, segregation, slavery, Supreme Court, Taraji Henson, The Devil Finds Work, The Night Of, Trump, Whose Streets?
In those little moments, a higher truth emerges from above the rink: with some humor, peace becomes more possible. ...more
Tags: Argun Ulgen, Bill Nunn, Denzel Washington, Do the Right Thing, eric garner, Film, He Got Game, Mike Nichols, Mo' Better Blues, police brutality, police shooting, police violence, Radio Raheem, Regarding Henry, Samaria Rice, Spike Lee, Tamir Rice, Terence Crutcher, the Bill Nunn Theater Outreach Project
And while the faces and nomenclature between these historically discrete agents of change differ, the one governing commonality remains the same: unfettered gun ownership and correlative violence play a pivotal role. ...more
Tags: Alton Sterling, Argun Ulgen, Boyz n the Hood, Chi-Raq, Chicago, cowboys, Cuba Gooding Jr., Dallas, Desi Arnex Heinz II, ferguson, Film, gang violence, gangs, gun control, gun violence, guns, Ice Cube, John Singleton, mass shootings, michael brown, Nick Cannon, NRA, Oregon, orlando, Orlando shooting, Philando Castile, police, police brutality, police violence, Reagan, Sandy Hook, Spike Lee, Stand by Me, Teyonah Paris, Westerns