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Resource Roundup: Protesting, Action Beyond the Streets, and Responsible Allyship

I'll be perfectly honest: In light of recent events, my first inclination was to update a reading list I collected back in 2016 regarding racism, police brutality, and historical amnesia. But then, a friend of mine reposted this statement from author Rebekah Borucki on her Instagram, and I realized this was not an appropriate response. … Continue reading Resource Roundup: Protesting, Action Beyond the Streets, and Responsible Allyship

COVID-19 for the Absolute Beginner, Volume Three: Privilege in a Pandemic, and the Path Forward

In graduate school, a few colleagues of mine told me about their ties to radical activist groups in Boyle Heights, a predominantly Latino enclave on the east side of Los Angeles. They were always careful to add a disclaimer to their stories, however. Though these colleagues also came from working-class immigrant households and held similarly … Continue reading COVID-19 for the Absolute Beginner, Volume Three: Privilege in a Pandemic, and the Path Forward

COVID-19 for the Absolute Beginner, Volume Two: Becoming and Unbecoming in a Global Pandemic

A few weeks ago, Dinner Party published the first volume in our series regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, an article that addressed some basic FAQs regarding the disease. I intended to publish this piece shortly after, but it's hard to give folks advice on how to keep it together when you feel yourself falling apart. When … Continue reading COVID-19 for the Absolute Beginner, Volume Two: Becoming and Unbecoming in a Global Pandemic

COVID-19 for the Absolute Beginner, Volume One: Answers to Some Common Medical and Health Questions

I know that all of us have been inundated with an overwhelming amount of information in the past few days regarding the global coronavirus outbreak. The internet is a scary enough place to begin with, even without every news outlet in existence reporting on a global pandemic. But I know that many of us have … Continue reading COVID-19 for the Absolute Beginner, Volume One: Answers to Some Common Medical and Health Questions

Beneath the White Tent Once Again: Dinner Party Does Frieze LA

The other day, I had a conversation with a friend who works in the medical field about the inaccessibility of contemporary art to the general public. "I just don't get, well, why this is a thing," she scoffed while telling me about an acquaintance who creates minimalist light sculptures. Frankly, I ask myself this same … Continue reading Beneath the White Tent Once Again: Dinner Party Does Frieze LA

What It’s Like to Watch Every 2020 Oscar-Nominated Film, Volume Four

To wrap up the final volume of this year's Oscars roundup, I'm going to breeze through a few expected—and thus a tad uninspired—nominees for Best Picture; in their own ways, both 1917 and Ford v Ferrari told stories that were familiar and match what the Academy tends to reward. I'll also cover the three shorts … Continue reading What It’s Like to Watch Every 2020 Oscar-Nominated Film, Volume Four