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Carrot Legs
I brought my lips to my calf and licked. I thought, only for a second, that I could taste the faint bitterness of daikon radish. The post Carrot Legs appeared first on Guernica.
Guernica Magazine16 min letti
Starshift
In an era of climate change, everything feels strange. Even the places we call home. The post Starshift appeared first on Guernica.
Guernica Magazine1 min lettiPsychology
SIMA Docs: Marie’s Dictionary
Marie Wilcox is the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni, one of the roughly 130 endangered Native languages in the United States. This documentary follows her efforts to keep her mother tongue alive. The post SIMA Docs: Marie’s Dictionary appeared firs
Guernica Magazine21 min lettiPolitics
Ms. Ming’s Guide to Civilization
For years afterward, Ming dreamt of riding the monkey’s roller coaster to the sun, and in some ways, she actually did. The post Ms. Ming’s Guide to Civilization appeared first on Guernica.
Guernica Magazine25 min letti
Everything We Do Not Know
Environmental and personal fallout from the Fukushima disaster continues nearly a decade later. The post Everything We Do Not Know appeared first on Guernica.
Guernica Magazine17 min letti
American Folly, American Dream
J. David Bamberger turned his fried chicken fortune into an ecological experiment in the Texas Hill Country. The post American Folly, American Dream appeared first on Guernica.
Guernica Magazine21 min lettiSociety
Not the Perfect Victim
If sex work were decriminalized, would Alisha Walker still have been charged with murder? The post Not the Perfect Victim appeared first on Guernica.
Guernica Magazine1 min letti
My Turn
I seal myself in a coffin and pretend to be dead. That way death is a game of hide-and-seek and not a witness to the terror. The post My Turn appeared first on Guernica.
Guernica Magazine12 min letti
Holy Love, Holy Rage
A female, feminist minister on the personal and political battle for reproductive rights in the South. The post Holy Love, Holy Rage appeared first on Guernica.
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Anthems For The Anthropocene
Eco-hardcore music, with its aggressive lyrics and antisocial performances, upended stereotypes of hippie environmentalists—today those visceral live performances match the sense of panic around environmental concerns. The post Anthems for the Anthro
Guernica Magazine27 min letti
Two Writers, Not Lovers, and Norwegian Butter
What was she doing here on this mountain with this man, this writer who last year had been given an award for having written the worst sex scene in a book? The post Two Writers, Not Lovers, and Norwegian Butter appeared first on Guernica.
Guernica Magazine8 min letti
Susan Choi: The Limitation of Perspective
The author of “Trust Exercise” on her evolving narrative preoccupations and the radical contradictions of adolescence. The post Susan Choi: The Limitation of Perspective appeared first on Guernica.
Guernica Magazine14 min letti
Jasmine Fingers
How does the poem keep us there? in memory? in the traces? keep us coming back? The post Jasmine Fingers appeared first on Guernica.
Guernica Magazine13 min letti
Bahrain on Horseback
The author returns to the landscape of her childhood to discover it has disappeared, along with many political dissidents. The post Bahrain on Horseback appeared first on Guernica.
Guernica Magazine13 min letti
Aya De Leon: Fiction Of Empathy And Escapism
The author of the Justice Hustlers series talks about writing at the nexus of consciousness raising and commercial fiction. The post Aya de Leon: Fiction of Empathy and Escapism appeared first on Guernica.
Guernica Magazine18 min letti
Better
The thing was, she had wished a thousand times for a different child. In moments of crisis, she wished passionately that he could be someone else, someone calmer, or more adaptable, or more like her. She hated herself for these wishes because he was
Guernica Magazine9 min letti
Back Draft: Martín Espada
The poet discusses his relationship with the late Donald Hall and the power of art, incarnate. The post Back Draft: Martín Espada appeared first on Guernica.
Guernica Magazine11 min lettiPsychology
Plumbing the Silences Between Mothers and Children
Michele Filgate, Nayomi Munaweera, and Sari Botton on a new anthology, What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About. The post Plumbing the Silences Between Mothers and Children appeared first on Guernica.
Guernica Magazine13 min letti
Parts of Us Not Made at Home
Reckoning with the history of a family that became white through conscious acts of assimilation and erasure. The post Parts of Us Not Made at Home appeared first on Guernica.
Guernica Magazine17 min letti
Kidnapped, Tortured, and Navigating an Indifferent Court System
After narrowly escaping a violent abduction, Linda Loaiza López has become an activist against gender-based violence. The post Kidnapped, Tortured, and Navigating an Indifferent Court System appeared first on Guernica.
Guernica Magazine15 min letti
The Trojan War Museum
Off-shore, Poseidon built a full-scale replica Greek ship, gold, with life-size gold sailors. The post The Trojan War Museum appeared first on Guernica.
Guernica Magazine11 min letti
Alex Kotlowitz: Violence and Resilience in Chicago
“To label this kind of trauma as ‘post-traumatic stress disorder’ is perhaps a little dangerous, because there's nothing ‘post’ about it.” The post Alex Kotlowitz: Violence and Resilience in Chicago appeared first on Guernica.
Guernica Magazine11 min letti
Blood Oranges
I watched my skin split, tender and pliant as fruit. The post Blood Oranges appeared first on Guernica.
Guernica Magazine9 min lettiPolitics
Small Problem
An encounter with refugees and the legal system of Greece The post Small Problem appeared first on Guernica.
Guernica Magazine5 min lettiSociety
Their Daughters Were Having Cats Instead of Children
A new collection of Bette Howland's short stories restores a powerful voice to the canon. The post Their Daughters Were Having Cats Instead of Children appeared first on Guernica.
Guernica Magazine11 min letti
Helen Phillips: “Living With The Awareness Of The Abyss Is Probably A Good Thing.”
The writer discusses why motherhood lends itself perfectly for speculative fiction—and the album that helped her during writing and labor. The post Helen Phillips: “Living with the awareness of the abyss is probably a good thing.” appeared first on
Guernica Magazine15 min letti
This Lousy Heart
Peter was twelve when Jackie Morris moved out of our apartment building, never to be seen again. Would I say he molested Peter? Do I mean he was a molester? The post This Lousy Heart appeared first on Guernica.
Guernica Magazine13 min lettiScience
Catherine Chung: The Vast and the Intricate
The author discusses the limits of identity, the power of ownership, and the narrative beauty of math. The post Catherine Chung: The Vast and the Intricate appeared first on Guernica.
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Before the Shaking Starts
Living in the shadow of Utah’s next big earthquake. The post Before the Shaking Starts appeared first on Guernica.
Guernica Magazine17 min letti
Stay and Fight
From the moment I met my son, blue as a cave troll, coated in vernix, gasping in the new air, my mission became to not undo all he was born with. The post Stay and Fight appeared first on Guernica.
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