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Film Reviews Reviews

Defiance in the Face of Imperialism: A Review of Bacurau

by Brant Roberts
“An explicit allegory to antifascist resistance and anticapitalist values, Bacurau illustrates what it means for poor Brazilians to fight against a national comprador ruling class whose politics and interests are aligned with American hegemony.”

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Book Reviews Reviews

Contemporary Capitalism and Temporal Control in Sarah Sharma’s In the Meantime: Temporality and Cultural Politics

by Duy Lap Nguyen
“The same extension occurs in Sharma’s chronography of flexible capitalism. In her critique of Marx’s quantitative conception of temporal control, the ontology of value determined by labor is never called into question.”

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Houston Houston Articles

Last Days of Fiesta

by Gerardo Velasquez
“I wonder what they’ll do with the property, now that Fiesta is gone. I wonder what will happen to our community.”

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Creative Work Essays

Death and the Maiden: Reflections on Art and Loss

by Tony McKenna
“I was able to see it again but through different eyes. The painting was transformed. Now the two people the artist depicts seemed more exposed to me, more human.”

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Creative Work Poetry

INTERROGATED

by Tamara Al-Qaisi-Coleman
“His wrists are cuffed against the bars of this prison beyond prisons
As if a man with brown skin cannot travel
without implications of terror”

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Creative Work Poetry

SAN ISIDRO

by Tamara Al-Qaisi-Coleman
“You watched men dig holes deep into the earth
Until their straw hats disappeared into the black
Dumping bodies of sugar mill workers into these mass graves”

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Creative Work Poetry

Romance for the End of the World

by Carlos Campos Jr

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Creative Work Poetry

Wine and Roses

by Carlos Campos Jr

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Creative Work Poetry

Maiz to our Lloronas

by Carlos Campos Jr

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Creative Work Poetry

Abject Permanence

by Carlos Campos Jr
“Obsession is abject permanence
Desiring end but remaining there”