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Let’s Call It Assimilation Food

Soleil Ho Taste Cooking
When immigrants adapt to their new surroundings, the most immediate way this happens is through the food they make: They look around at what’s available and try to make it into something they can recognize.

Ideas To Postpone the End of the World

Aileen Cassinetto, et al Speak Poetry
California poet Aileen Cassinetto, Laureate of San Mateo, brings ecopoetry to youth activists fighting to save the living planet Earth.

Olga Dies Dreaming

Chris Brooks Facebook post
It’s a surreal experience to read a work of fiction that literally takes everything happening in my neighborhood and turns it into a sweeping epic about Zapatista-inspired guerrilla movements fighting for Puerto Rican liberation

Radical Justice

Dana Dunham The Chicago Review of Books
This 2022 Pulitzer Prize winner in history is a tale of crime, racism, power, and the conflict between punitive and restorative justice in settler-colonial North America.

Northman Is an Honorable Failure

Eileen Jones Jacobin
The Northman is about a glowering, muscle-bound man-mountain named Prince Amleth (Alexander Skarsgård, son of Stellan) who as a boy witnesses the killing of his father, King Aurvandill (Ethan Hawke), and the abduction of his mother, Queen Gudrún (Nicole Kidman), by the king’s betraying half-bastard brother Fjölnir (Claes Bang). Amleth vows revenge.

Pimento-Cracy

Cynthia R. Greenlee Oxford American
Pimento cheese’s history is one of migration and a food’s class-switching. The hankering for an exclusive ingredient created a new labor market and a broader appetite.

One Woman’s Spanish Civil War

Eleanor J. Bader The Indypendent
Judith Berlowitz’s historical novel offers readers a peek into the Spanish Civil War and the idealism that brought people from across the globe together to fight for democratic governance and human rights.