"Politics" encompasses more than just the fight for governmental power, and is not constrained just to current events.
In this issue you'll find a collection of work directly and indirectly covering power struggles, such as the historic and contemporary roles of women in society, terrorism and dealing with tragedy, dictatorship and the right to vote, religion and prayer, the power of protest, patriotism, and more.
60 full color pages of art and writing! Our second issue includes:
Poet Jordan Franklin and cartoonist Vic Priano collaborate on a moving reflection on the 2014 murder of Micheal Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the ensuing protests. The abstract and haunting imagery of Franklin’s poem is highlighted by Priano’s fantastical and si-fi influenced watercolor illustrations.
Gerry Visco takes us back to 1971 when, at the tender age of 16, she was arrested on May Day in Washington DC for protesting the Vietnam War. Wire tapping, hippies, and Abbie Hoffman’s call for revolution shape Visco through an important moment in her coming of age.
Poetry by Sara Cress, Saquina Karla Guiam, June Inuzuka, and Kat Meads.
3 Women, a work of short fiction by Olivia Mardwig.
GChats With Claire: Claire talks with Mary Nally, founder of Drop Everything, about removing politics from her contemporary cultural biennial by holding it on the edge of the Atlantic on Inis Oírr in Galway, Ireland.
Jessica Epstein recalls her childhood growing up in Chile under President Pinochet, and the excitement of voting for the first time in the 2016 American primaries. Her excitement turns to fear when a reality TV personality, whose views seem reminiscent of the former Chilean dictator, emerges as the GOP front runner. Can't make this up.
Judy T. Oldfield reflects on tragedy in a deeply moving piece of “flash non-fiction."
Through surprisingly beautiful data visualizations, Lily Gist blurs the line between scientific analysis and artistic expression. In her series, Metrics, she explores new ways to measure, study, and share experiences to account for the biases and blindspots in our self perception.
Sy Abudu explores black identity in America through stark collages utilizing historical images from the Library of Congress photo archive.
Also featuring the beautiful pencil illustrations of Harley Kinberg, the graphic design prowess of Nicole Ruggiero, and a special Suffragette City collaborative project.