The spirit of Pride

June 23, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Katherine McFarland Bruce
Since 1970, Pride parades have challenged the everyday cultural stigma of being queer in America, all with a flair and sense of fun absent from typical protests.

On adding more colors to the rainbow

June 21, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—C. Winter Han
It’s not surprising that a recent change to the rainbow flag in the city of Philadelphia has created a “controversy” that has now been covered in the national media: the social organization of contemporary gay life is largely based on racial exclusion.

Risk

May 18, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Robert F. Reid-Pharr
We must reevaluate the strength of the words we produce, that we might produce work equal to the profound need and grand promise of our difficult and interesting times.

America’s water whiplash

May 16, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Jeremy Schmidt
The Oroville Dam cannot be abandoned as it stands. Yet it is not sufficient to merely patch the problems when water’s erosive force is set to undermine the foundations of both material and myth.

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