Within 45 minutes on Tuesday, April 20, Derek Chauvin was convicted of the murder of George Floyd, and 700 miles away, a police officer killed a 15 year old named Ma’Khia Bryant.

Just a few weeks ago we celebrated the holiday of Passover, which tells the story of the ancient…

Kehlani’s coming out is a little bit of magic for this Friday of the pandemic. A Friday of losses. A Friday of many Fridays in a year of nameless days. At 25, the artist, activist and mom has also let us know that she’s a lesbian.

In their coming out…

Sometimes things are written, edited, and published. Photo by Dan Counsell on Unsplash

A jumble of similar sounding words with facsimilic tones. Their last days are today, April 7. With their leavings are the dissolution of what they built. How fitting that on the near-anniversary of the pandemic’s beginning in the U.S., after which newsrooms did what they do in times of economic…

A well-intentioned social media uproar after Sarah Everard’s murder shows the impossibility of mitigating misogyny

Side view of a young man and woman crossing the street at night.
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“I live less than five minutes from where Sarah Everard went missing. Everyone is on high alert,” an apparently feminist man named Stuart Edwards tweeted on March 9. It had been six days since a London Metropolitan Police officer kidnapped 33-year-old marketing executive Sarah Everard while she was walking home…

American writer Fran Lebowitz, image by Christopher Macsurak

Pretend It’s a City consists of roughly four different settings: Fran Lebowitz walking through Manhattan, Fran Lebowitz talking to Martin Scorsese in the dimly lit Player’s Club, Fran Lebowitz scuttling around Robert Moses’s miniature model of New York City, and Fran Lebowitz pontificating to audiences of New Yorkers. Between these…

Ray Levy Uyeda

Bay Area based writer and poet. Retweets: @raylevyuyeda

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