February 26

This week’s roundup asks where violence fits in political discourse and how to care for yourself in a troubled environment.

Interesting Times

(Content Warning:discussions of violence and racism)

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Joking Matters

If you are an Influencer, your continued support from your backers is contingent on your compliance with whatever non-disparagement language you’ve agreed to. Almost every platform available to you is offered by a private entity. Surprise! Welcome to Capitalism!

A Better Alternative


Traditionally, apocalyptic literature was a form of religious writing that dealt with the supernatural destruction of the current order, but the destruction itself was not meant to be the focus. Rather, the writers used stories of destruction to impart wisdom about the true nature of reality. By envisioning the end of the world as they knew it, the audience could glimpse beyond their own experience to the underlying fabric of the world.

A Rabbit Hole

How to Tell Stories

In the UK, I am often treated as an outsider because of my ethnicity. On many occasions, people are genuinely surprised when I open my mouth and a completely British accent comes out. When in India, Indians do not regard me as Indian because I come from the UK, the nation that ruled over India for almost 200 years. Of course, it doesn’t help that I don’t speak an Indian language and, even more importantly, don’t follow cricket. So where do I fit in?

A Second Look


  • Visual Essay Jam
    Friendly reminder that we have rounded up our recent jam, and it’s ripe for your viewing pleasure
  • Blogger of the Year
    Lastly, our blogger of the year, Miguel Penabella, reflects on the award and recommends some of the work from our journalist and video essayist of the year, respectively Heather Alexandra and Chris Franklin. I want to add my personal congratulations to all three of our featured writers and it’s such a joy to see all the well-earned support they’ve been getting. Take a look at our announcement to see more of their work.


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