The Staircase of Oppression – It Begins With a Stereotype

Raoul Wieland digs into the nitty gritty details of how even seemingly harmless stereotypes lead to outright racism and oppression.

Should Authors Write Characters Outside Their Race?

Should an author write characters of a different race than his own? Is that exploitation? Appropriation? Race denial? Or is it the author’s right? A conversation with Bill Cheng and Christine Lee Zilka on writing outside one’s race.

Opinion: Rand Paul – The Bigot at the Party

Tom Gualtieri calls out the white paternalism at work in Rand Paul’s hapless speech at Howard University.

2013 Royal Rumble Preview

Like pizza, even when it’s bad, the Royal Rumble is fun to consume.

Artist Steve Locke Caves to Pressure, Creates a Top Ten List

In a world where art comes first, Steve Locke chooses ten of his favorite things from 2012.

What’s Cooler than Cool? Dads Writing for Their Kids

Interview with the guys behind Daddy Cool, an anthology of dads writing YA stories and essays targeted at their kids

Misadventures in Campaign Journalism

How Lucy Berrington accidentally became the enemy of the left and the darling of the right.