Queen Arsem-O’Malley focuses on grassroots labor organizing, youth-led social movements, anti-carceral feminism, and critiques of mainstream media.
“Why Internet journalists don't organize,” by Lydia DePillis. The Washington Post, January 30, 2015.
This article is not as thorough as I’d like, but it is a good starting point for discussion. DePillis focuses on labor journalist Mike Elk’s recent attempts to unionize Politico, and questions why new media journalists aren't unionized the same way that newspapers traditionally were. The piece neglects to delve into some crucial issues, but may be useful in sparking debate about how best to organize and protect the precarious, contingent, and often isolated workers on which our economy is increasingly dependent.
Avi Asher-Schapiro focuses on US foreign policy, politics in the Middle East and South America, and technology issues.
“The dark side of Winston Churchill’s legacy no one should forget,” by Ishaan Tharoor. The Washington Post, February 3, 2015.
The British just marked the fiftieth anniversary of Winston Churchill’s funeral with near-universal reverence and piety. The British Bulldog’s less savory side—his racism, and what The Washington Post’s Ishaan Tharoor calls his “tory zeal for empire,” are left unexamined and mostly forgotten in the United States and Britain. But “to many outside the West,” Tharoor observes, “[Chuchill] remains a grotesque racist and a stubborn imperialist, forever on the wrong side of history.”
Cole Delbyck focuses on LGBT politics, East Asia, and representational issues in film and television.
“The Valentine Series,” by Substantia Jones. The Adipositivity Project, October 12, 2014.
Every year Substantia Jones photographs large people and their partners for The Adipositivity Project, a fat photo activism website dedicated to expanding the far too narrow standards of beauty. These photographs capture quotidian moments between lovers showering, having sex, reading and just lounging around the house. Jones’s gaze never feels voyeuristic and reveals a deep reverence for her subjects, who refuse to be defined by their size.