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

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

Loneliness and Love in the Time of Capitalism: A Conversation on Modern Romantic Relationships

I’m no stranger to the institution of marriage. I’ve attended nine weddings in the past five years alone, with each passing year seeing an exponential uptick in letterpress invitations as I inch closer to my thirties. And yes, I even had one of my own when I married my current partner of almost a decade, … Continue reading Loneliness and Love in the Time of Capitalism: A Conversation on Modern Romantic Relationships