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Horror films as a metaphor for gentrification

All of you lit/film criticism junkies out there might enjoy this piece at PopPolitics. I love intelligent people who can write clearly and accessibly, with a huge dose of brilliance thrown in for added value.

Katrina, the myth of the black rapist, and other assorted musings that people won’t want to read

Partly in response to American media coverage of Katrina, partly in response to some comments I’ve seen around, and partly because I’m having one of those days, I’m going to launch into yet another discussion of New Orleans. I’ve been trying not to talk about it because everyone’s already overwhelmed with news coverage, but I […]

Another face of racism

Racism in modern-day Latin America is a topic that has not provoked a lot of discourse, either popular or academic. Changing this situation is one of my goals, since acknowledging that a problem exists is one of the first steps to change. My one piece of creative writing ever focused on tensions between educated mestizo […]