California poet Buff Whitman-Bradley reminds us that some wars never end.
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An evocative, bottom-up history of Palestine and the struggle for a homeland, told through the stories of the people who have survived the conflict.
Los Angeles Review of Books
This book is "a radical, genre-defying examination of the lives of 'ordinary' young Black women" in the rapidly urbanizing USA of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, says this reviewer.
Terrence Malick's latest film explores whether a single civilian’s quiet act of resistance can have any tangible impact during times of systemic evil.
New Food Economy
The GM chestnut, a research project funded by Monsanto and other large agribusinesses, could infringe on indigenous sovereignty.
This holiday season is truly different. Alongside the festivities, battle lines have been drawn. The survival of democracy is at stake. We ask readers for their support once a year. If you like what we do, this is the time to support Portside.
The first three seasons of The Expanse are largely concerned with how class structures and oppressive politics replicate themselves, even in the far reaches of space.
The great exiled Persian poet Majid Naficy exposes the continuing pain of Iranian people.
Frankfurt School critical theorist Theodor Adorno wrote a number of controversial essays on jazz. This new book assesses that writing. Reviewer Brar offers an assessment.
Despite a bumpy execution, this Black Christmas works in the way it summons the anxieties of women and how they’re attuned to the danger of men lashing out against “persecution” that undermines their privileges and reputations.