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Bodies and Minds

Of Hashtags and Home

The Department of Justice released its “Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department” this week. Its findings, once again, raise the call of #blacklivesmatter, Twitter’s...

The One That Got Away: On Inherent Vice

“Doc stroked his chin and gazed off into space for a while. ‘You know how some people say they have a ‘gut feeling’? Well, Shasta...

Holiday Baking for Neglected Children

At thirteen I made my first pie crust.  Channeled from the back matter of Martha Stewart’s Pies and Tarts, it was a basic pâte...

Hands Up

An embodied meme, or a bodily metaphor redoubled: what goes viral is always already rooted in our sense of shared—but decidedly unequal—vulnerability. If this is...

The Broken-Bodied Girls

Watching horror films as a child was primarily an exercise in witnessing the injured perpetuate more injuries. Freddy Krueger’s body is a giant burn...

Bound and Unbounded

The work of fiber artist Judith Scott beckons us to touch.  Sized to the proportions of the human body, her intricately wrapped bundles suggest...