We had the funeral services for my mother-in-law, though between us we never really used the “in-law” designation. I was her son and she was mother dear. Grief always comes in stages, even when it is ritualized. And like all places, KwaZulu has its rituals. I am accustomed to the wake being a time when […]
Out with the dog on a hot muggy Alabama afternoon with temperatures skirting 100, I walked across the parking lot of the African-American church across from where I live. In the middle of the tarmac, someone – presumably church parishioners – had planted a flower-bed anchored with wood pallets. I always stopped to look at […]
Heads up on my day. I just got home and my phone has run out of juice. It took about two hours and twenty minutes, courtesy of the car service, local Sheepshead Bay Russians, but that’s another story. The car service ride is part of the deal. If one is willing to get cut by […]
Moments after Amber Guyger was sentenced to 10-years in prison for Botham Jean’s murder, Botham’s younger brother, Brandt Jean, gave a victim statement and hugged Guyger.
Written by Guy Debord in 1971, this text was intended for publication in Internationale Situationniste 13, which never appeared. It was first published in the French edition of the present collec tion in 2004. It may also be found in Guy Debord, Oeuvres (Paris: Gallimard, 2006, pp. l063-9). ‘POLLUTION’ IS IN FASHION TODAY, exactly in […]
“Goddamnit, Bigfoot!” fumes the Portland police chief. “How many goddamn times do I have to tell you that you can’t go around pulling off people’s arms, smashing goddamn cars, killing suspects – and goddamn civilians – and wrecking every goddamn thing in sight?” Having heard this spiel before, Bigfoot knows to keep his mouth shut. […]