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Ask Bea: Advice on Racial Etiquette

May 31, 2011 by


Ask Bea is an advice column on matters of racial etiquette and cultural politesse. Readers are invited to submit the questions of their hearts’ burning desire to the discerning, matter-of-fact counsel of Bea Radley. Email Dear Bea, In public, I often endure questions from strangers about my ethnicity. ‘Where are you from?’ And when […]

The Second Person

May 30, 2011 by


Hey, you. Yes, you. I’m writing directly to you. I’m doing so because I’m attempting to establish a certain degree of comfort between you and I. Clearly, this won’t be seen as some sort of ham-handed attempt at sincerity. There’s a real connection here. I mean, come on, I’m a random person, likely on the other side of the planet.

Ghost City

May 30, 2011 by


by Kyla Marshell I don’t know what it’s like for other people. Other people in other places. People who are ten years older. People who grew up in one location. People who remember little. People with thicker skin. I walk my beautiful city, beautiful with its trash, its stink, its noise, its cat-callers, its murder, […]

Remember When Movies Used to Accidentally Suck?

May 27, 2011 by


By Tristan A. Smith About every few months or so, I have a conversation with a friend about the modern state of movies. American movies.  My knowledge of foreign movies consists of the first two films of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series and that one time I went to France and saw a […]