Portside Culture

Posted by Portside on July 12, 2017
Los Angeles Review of Books
The Congress for Cultural Freedom (CCF) was a well-known Cold War era CIA-sponsored organization whose role was to promote an international anti-communist, pro-US cultural policy. This latest study examines the well-funded and influential intellectual periodicals the CCF bankrolled all over the world.
Posted by Portside on July 11, 2017
The Atlantic
The French comic series Valérian and Laureline, newly adapted into a summer blockbuster, gave the genre one of its first protagonists to powerfully own her womanhood.
Posted by Portside on July 10, 2017
San Francisco Chronicle
Locol is a response to the challenge of food access in underserved communities in which issues of poverty, hunger and access to nutritious food are exclusively about race. But it is an imagined solution, designed to overcome the wrong threat. It is based on a dangerous minimization of the facts, lacking a larger racial analysis and the admission that racism, not some aberrant market failure, is the culprit in the deprivation of communities of color.
Posted by Portside on July 9, 2017
The Atlantic
HBO’s latest web-series acquisition eschews Brooklyn for a queer, multiracial, multiethnic arts landscape in Chicago. Welcome to Fatimah Asghar and Sam Bailey’s world.
Posted by Portside on July 7, 2017
Portside.org
A native of Chicago, the poet Philip C. Kolin laments how the City of Broad Shoulders has become a death trap for the young.
Posted by Portside on July 6, 2017
The Guardian
Naomi Klein, the author of No Logos and other sharp critiques of capitalist culture and power, offers in her latest publication an in-depth elaboration of the book's title and a call-to-arms for a resistance that goes beyond criticism of Trump's malign politics to the need for mobilization on hundreds of viable and necessary fronts.
Posted by Portside on July 5, 2017
New York Journal of Books
This new book joins a growing literature that takes a look at and tries to uncover the roots of today's right wing movement.

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