Portside Culture

Posted by Portside on August 17, 2017
Boston Review
The University of Virginia has long been a bastion of white supremacy and its validating scholarship. The book’s author identifies how such antidemocratic sentiment has long gestated in academia generally, encapsulated in neoclassical economics and its validation of alleged rational economic behaviors -- theories that originated in opposition to the New Deal and the Civil Rights movement and predominate in today's conservative and far-right movements today.
Posted by Portside on August 16, 2017
Los Angeles Review of Books
This little book has become an unlikely political best-seller in these unlikely political times.
Posted by Portside on August 15, 2017
After Trump's election, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power feels like an elegy for a bygone era.
Posted by Portside on August 14, 2017
Cook's Science
3D printing has started to make its way into the culinary world and a handful of chefs are experimenting with printing beautiful, edible designs, but are we ready for this technology? Is 3D printing poised to revolutionize the way we eat?
Posted by Portside on August 13, 2017
How can films and television create honest dystopian worlds if they ignore the racial strictures that make these narratives possible in the first place?
Posted by Portside on August 11, 2017
Pank Magazine
This is a poem about abortion--the law versus the rights of women--by the poet Danielle DeTiberus. Here's why she wrote it: Currently, 25 states regulate that a woman undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion. In some cases, the doctor performing the ultrasound must narrate the procedure, following a script which the AMA has found to contain false and misleading information.
Posted by Portside on August 10, 2017
New Politics
For three decades, eight members of the Quimpo family dedicated themselves to the anti-Marcos resistance in the Philippines, sometimes at profound personal cost. In this memoir, they tell stories that comprise a family saga of revolution, persistence, and, ultimately, vindication, even as easy resolution eluded them. The authors are also critical of the Communist Party of the Philippines and its rural-based strategy of protracted people’s war.