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 and Action Beyond the Streets
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
A Few Recommendations in Honor of International Women’s Day
As I prepared to write this article on the first International Women's Day of this new decade, I mulled over how much has changed in the past few years, and how far we've yet to go—both in my personal life and in society as a whole. I must admit that in my present physical state, … Continue reading A Few Recommendations in Honor of International Women’s Day
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
That’s a Wrap: Our Favorites of the Decade
We're suckers for year-end lists here at Dinner Party, and what better way to cap off not just the year but an entire decade with a list of carefully curated content to spark the imagination and fuel future discoveries? After all, you could say this is our modus operandi. Read on for a few of … Continue reading That’s a Wrap: Our Favorites of the Decade
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
Join Us at Rom Com Fest This Weekend!
If you're looking for a fun, cozy way to ride out the L.A. June Gloom, come join Dinner Party Editors Polly "the third act twist, the unexpected declaration of love" Gregory and Pamela "I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy" Guerra at Rom Com Fest this weekend! The schedule's got all your … Continue reading Join Us at Rom Com Fest This Weekend!
Cleansing and Healing with Artist, Organizer, and Freedom Fighter Patrisse Cullors
"I was an artist before I was politicized," said Patrisse Cullors during a discussion after her MFA thesis show at The Big House last April. Widely known for her role as co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Cullors showcased a different side of her work with her performance piece, titled "Respite, Reprieve and Healing: An Evening … Continue reading Cleansing and Healing with Artist, Organizer, and Freedom Fighter Patrisse Cullors
Help Keep Abortion Legal in Georgia, Alabama, and Beyond
Blame the algorithms all you want, but you can't deny that social media often excels at delivering on-point—and sometimes painfully accurate—content straight to the palm of your hand. I found myself cringing the other morning on my post-snooze-button cruise through my Instagram feed at the results of a Q&A on someone's story. The question? "What … Continue reading Help Keep Abortion Legal in Georgia, Alabama, and Beyond
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