American Colonialism in the Making of myself and the moroland
Back to it's Owners: Queering of Istiklal Avenue
“Cities are unpredictable’’ says writer Teju Cole in his book Open City; “Once you give up insisting on stereotypes, you can really start to see’’. Seeing beyond one’s sight is often difficult especially in project-streets like İstiklal which are designed to hide the unwanted with either a secular Western facade or AKP’s money-drawing-shopping-star-project-district. In both cases, the real makers of the city are sacrificed in the name of formal, structural change.
Morrissey isn’t senile, He’s always been a racist
Morrissey's career has thus far gone unharmed and his views have not been collected. He has an overwhelmingly white fanbase, yet the alternative scene is not adverse to social justice and calling people out. I see a lot of activists in various political realms fighting great fights while failing to confront (or at least distance themselves from) The Problem of Morrissey.
Between Wu-Tang, Fairuz, and Borders:
Syrian Rappers in Diaspora
As Syria continues to slip further into the abyss, and
creeps warily past a bloodstained sixth-year milestone,
Syrian artists of all varieties are trying to make sense
of an absurd half-decade spent aimlessly adrift.
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