“[Octavia] Butler is one of the futurists who will be honored in the Smithsonian’s expansive ‘Futures’ exhibition, which will mark the Institution’s 175th anniversary and will debut in the Arts and Industries Building late this year.” More about Butler, her career, Afrofuturism and the Futures exhibit at the […]
At Booklist, Alexandria brown has some suggestions and offers some resources for librarians to build inclusive graphic novel collections and decolonize their libraries. “Decolonization work and graphic novels may not seem like an obvious pairing, but in fact, the two can go hand in hand. In recent years, […]
Friend of the Gutter Ian McDowell interviews filmmaker and author John Sayles about his career and his latest book, The Wilmington Lie!
At Vulture, Angelica Jade Bastién writes about the Amazon series, Them (2021). “In 2018, the artist Lorraine O’Grady said at a Brooklyn Museum book event, “In the future, white supremacy will no longer need white people.” That future is now. O’Grady’s belief nods to the ways the structures […]
This month at The Cultural Gutter is Switcheroo Month. Traditionally the editors write something outside of their usual domains. This time, though, we are faced with a domainless Gutter. And so this Switcheroo Month, we write about reputable art. ~~~ “I shall ere long paint to you as […]
At The Conversation, Sam George writes about The Black Vampyre: A Legend of St. Domingo by Uriah Derick D’Arcy. “What is so remarkable about this story is that it is an anti-slavery narrative from the early 1800s which also contains America’s first vampire who is Black. It is […]