Portside Culture

Posted by Portside on December 5, 2016
The Cosmopolitan Chicken Project explores ideas of genetic diversity via an ongoing global effort to crossbreed the chickens of the world.
Posted by Portside on December 4, 2016
What had been cautiously optimistic when the episode had premiered just a few weeks before was now upsettingly fantastical. In the wake of Donald Trump’s win, a pro-immigration woman of color being elected president seemed less realistic than the alien trying to kill her.
Posted by Portside on December 2, 2016
"If they create an Enemies/List," says the poet Taj James, "Sign me up." Only by showing our solidarity with those so-called enemies can we hope that the listmakers themselves become the "enemies" of the people. These are words for our unfortunate times.
Posted by Portside on December 2, 2016
Every year, Portside asks our readers for their help and support. This, however, is not like other years. What months ago was a scary thought is now our, and the world's reality - a Trump presidency. We need to work together, to build, to organize, and to understand what works, and what doesn't. Portside provides reportage, inspiration, investigation and analysis that are needed more than ever. We promise to do our part. Will you help?
Posted by Portside on December 1, 2016
A look at the English Revolution's first decade, where radicals forced parliamentary leaders to complete the revolt against the monarchy, creating a some two decades-long republic through a genuine social revolution. The book's author is credited with bringing an activist's perspective to it and situating the uprising and the corresponding invention of the pamphlet as the basis for English popular sovereignty, despite the Glorious Revolution's return to a monarchy later.
Posted by Portside on November 30, 2016
Los Angeles Review of Books
Rock and roll music has always been a site of struggle over issues of race and racism. In this insightful review, Colin Vanderburg surveys what Jack Hamilton has o say regarding how rock music succumbed to the lure of American racism.
Posted by Portside on November 28, 2016
The Rolling Stone
Julie Dash's Sundance indie, 'Daughters of the Dust', about an African family finally gets the theatrical release it deserves 25 years later – and it couldn't be more timely