Black soldiers finally get their own story, but in one important respect, the film is no different from other Hollywood dramas that came before.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/06/24/movies/da-5-bloods-vietnam.html
“He (W. Benjamin) wanted art to change our worldview, to change something it had to change the material world somehow. TO GIVE THE MASSES EXPRESSION WITHOUT CHANGE WAS THE FORMULA OF FASCISM.”
An Interview With Susan Sontag from Boston Review. Geoffrey Movius speaks with Susan Sontag about photography, writing, and memory.
— Read on bostonreview.net/susan-sontag-interview-geoffrey-movius
“Purity” and the “Avant-Garde” from Boston Review. I am sick of the term “avant-garde.”
— Read on bostonreview.net/poetry/john-yau-purity-avant-garde
Identity Politics and Elite Capture from Boston Review. The black feminist Combahee River Collective manifesto and E. Franklin Frazier’s Black Bourgeoisie share the diagnosis that the wealthy and powerful will take every opportunity to hijack activist energies for their own ends.
— Read on bostonreview.net/race/olufemi-o-taiwo-identity-politics-and-elite-capture