Category: Identity

Soichi Sunami: Modern Artist

I always knew that my paternal grandfather, who died before I was born, was an unusual person. Born in 1885, fifteen years before the end of the nineteenth century, he was an early Japanese...

Exquisite Corps(e)

Exquisite Corpse was a game played by the surrealists, in which they collaborated on a story or artwork. Each person would contribute a piece, usually based on just a tiny fragment of what came...

The Racial Draft

Originally posted 8/6/07, scroll to the bottom for update in light of current events. Note: The title of this essay is borrowed from a Dave Chappelle sketch imagining the possibility of changing racial allegiances....

Kindred

The late, great Octavia Butler was best-known as a rare black female superstar in a genre –science-fiction –largely dominated by white men. One of her most famous and influential books, however, was not science-fiction...