A 2020 Without Basel

Aw, Miami. Now you know it’s really, really serious. (I’m kidding. You’ve known it’s serious. Right? Get it and keep it together, already – you know what to do.) Basel has been cancelled! Indeed, for the first time since its post-9/11, tourism-revitalizing and scene-revolutionizing  inception in 2002, Art Basel Miami Beach is a no-go this […]

150

It has been 150 days (a little more than that for some of us) of self-isolation, of quarantining, of living in a state of emergency – whatever you wanna call it – and of systemic and willfully ignorant failures by governments (and overprivileged peoples), but also of of self-realizations and revolution. Thanks, COVID-19! As of […]

The DREAM Lives

Nice try. Now back it up. Today the Supreme Court of the United States surprised again, after it ruled on another eagerly anticipated decision, one concerning the Barack Obama-era DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) American immigration policy, which since summer 2012 has provided close to 700,000 (known) young DREAMers respite from deportation. Swinging toward […]

The T Word

Six Seven more of our transgender family and friends have been murdered in this country since I 🎧➡️ asserted my Pride a few weeks ago in June, when I first wrote about Dana Martin, 31; Jazzaline Ware, age N/A; Ashanti Carmon, 27; Claire Legato, 21; Muhlaysia Booker, 23; Michelle “Tamika” Washington, 40; Paris Cameron, 20; […]