Portside Culture

Posted by Portside on March 5, 2017
Washington Post
“Saturday Night Live” took a departure with its cold open this week, taking us out of the Trump White House — and into the universe of the 1994 movie “Forrest Gump.” Instead of Tom Hanks, it was Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Kate McKinnon) at the bus stop, eating chocolates and confiding in strangers about a rather momentous week.
Posted by Portside on March 3, 2017
Green Mountains Review
Southern California poet Stephanie Brown knows a thing or two about a relationship that sours, suffers, and never recovers as it goes on.
Posted by Portside on March 1, 2017
The American Scholar
This new book tells the inspiring story of a trailblazing group of women astronomers.
Posted by Portside on February 28, 2017
The Guardian
Barry Jenkins’s movie is a brave, brilliant work of art that also happens to be a black, gay story. What a shame if the announcement gaffe is what people remember about its victory. There were echoes of Hattie McDaniel, 76 years ago, who had to walk up to collect her Best Supporting Actress Oscar from a table way down the back of the hall and was seated separately from the rest of the Gone With The Wind stars. A moment of triumph tranished.
Posted by Portside on February 27, 2017
New Food Magazine
New bilateral trade agreements between the UK and the USA could see the former being forced to lift restrictions on food imports from the latter, including some products that have up to now been banned.
Posted by Portside on February 26, 2017
Comic Book Resources
Henwick spoke how the series is looking to investigate the Asian stereotypes that spawned the character, rather than rely on them. When asked about concerns over the character’s Orientalist origins, Henwick recounted her own recent journey from actively avoiding Asian character roles to embracing them — so long as there’s something meaningful to say.
Posted by Portside on February 24, 2017
The weather report is never good news, in Philip Fried's poem, about the atmospheric patterns of the nuclear age.