Portside Culture

Posted by Portside on February 15, 2017
The New Republic
Rafia Zakaria shows us how Roxane Gay, in this new collection of short stories, explores interconnections between racism, work, love, violence, and sex.
Posted by Portside on February 14, 2017
The Nation
Steve Bannon's 2009 film, 'Generation Zero', shows a hellishly bleak vision of our past, present, and future, driven by a magical belief in historical determinism.
Posted by Portside on February 13, 2017
Washington Post
Gendered beliefs about food choices affect men and women’s health habits, including the types of foods they actually eat. Socially influenced eating patterns could in part help explain why men are at a higher risk of heart disease and some cancers. Are our ideas about masculinity and femininity negatively affecting our health?
Posted by Portside on February 12, 2017
The Atlantic
In its sixth and final season, the HBO show seems to be considering its deeper purpose.
Posted by Portside on February 10, 2017
Spillway 24
For Valentine's Day, Philadelphia poet David Moolten's poem--for better or worse--says it all.
Posted by Portside on February 9, 2017
Washington Post
Forget that Donald Trump said something commendable about Frederick Douglass--perhaps a first for Trump--the autobiography of Douglass is a classic, and reading it again is a fit way to commemorate Black History Month. Washington Post book editor Ron Charles gives ample reason why.
Posted by Portside on February 8, 2017
The road to secularism began with how-to books, claims William Eamon, who takes us on a tour of how this happened. Among the most famous how-to books is the first modern political instruction manual.