Portside Culture

Posted by Portside on October 12, 2017
New Yorker
Che’s youngest sibling, Juan Martin Guevara, remembers his revolutionary brother and the family's travails after his murder by the Bolivian military with the aid of the CIA.
Posted by Portside on October 10, 2017
The Guardian
The best sci-fi films hold up a mirror to the age in which they are made. So what can we learn from the future – and what it means to be human – in Denis Villeneuve’s film?
Posted by Portside on October 9, 2017
The Conversation
Poor diet is not just about individual choice, but about the systems that make eating poorly the default for most Americans.
Posted by Portside on October 8, 2017
Part of what made the episode so bracing was this combination of serious material — the way holidays announce whose history is important — and biting jokes that would have no place in your ordinary Let's Learn A Leson episode of TV.
Posted by Portside on October 6, 2017
Cultural Weekly
"Whoever said a black woman/was always liberated/didn’t walk in my Mama’s heels," says southern California poet Angela Franklin, a poet active in the Social Justice movement.
Posted by Portside on October 5, 2017
A hard look at African-American author Chester Himes, whose literary fame and financial success later in life hardly made up for the oppressive racial travails that preceded it and forced him to live much of that life abroad.
Posted by Portside on October 4, 2017
Ta-Nehisi Coates is one of the most significant essayists in contemporary U.S. letters. Here is a review of his new book.