Portside Culture

Posted by Portside on July 7, 2017
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.
Posted by Portside on July 4, 2017
Classism, racism, and sexism in the age of (Ivanka) Trump are on full display in the film's clash of sage-burning touchy-feely types versus captains of industry.
Posted by Portside on July 3, 2017
Cook's Science
There are at least 200 compounds contributing to the flavor of chiles and they all have a different effect. Capsaicin is the most common, first to be discovered, and hottest of the capsaicinoid family, but every chile contains a somewhat different mix of capsaicin, dihydrocapsaicin, nordihydrocapsaicin, homodihydrocapsaicin, nornordihydrocapsaicin, and quite a few others.
Posted by Portside on July 2, 2017
Kajal Magazine
“Brown men aren’t scared of brown women, they are scared of being boring and predictable if they end up with one,” Shriya Samarth, a media junkie and friend, told me over the phone. “Whereas brown women can genuinely fear the expectations of being a daughter-in-law, brown wife, etc.”
Posted by Portside on June 30, 2017
The late 1960s, a moment of awakening and consciousness raising, emerges in Sandra Anfang’s surprising poem about a good teacher and an eager student.