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I’m a Restaurant Critic. Am I Fueling Gentrification?

Soleil Ho San Francisco Chronicle
Restaurant critics don’t talk about gentrification--a process whereby longtime residents of underserved neighborhoods are displaced in favor of more affluent ones, new businesses and amenities-but this critic discusses their possible role in it.

Poem for My Country

Beau Beausoleil
San Francisco poet Beau Beausoleil opens the new year with poetry of hope.

Star Wars’ Evil Empire Can Feel a Little Corny — But Then Came Andor

Sonia Saraiya Vox
Andor actually shows why the Empire is terrifying. We see the Empire’s strategy over and over again: Extract resources. Displace indigenous populations. Partner with corporations for profit. And when all else fails, suppress dissent — increasingly, as the show progresses, by any means necessary.

Weighing In

Alice Friman Southern Review
Entering the year’s end, Georgia poet Alice Friman suggests how much, how little, time carries as life goes on.

An Obituary for Originalism

Stephen Rohde Los Angeles Review of Books
This book is a detailed critique of the judicial philosophy to which the current majority of the Supreme Court of the United States adheres.